Bad Santa
Rank Title Points Votes Your Vote
1
A game changer for the Christmas-movie category: it has action, like a zip line to the neighbors' house.
Current Score:
8054
Total Votes:
19566
2
Decking the halls and other traditions are all colossal failures for the Griswold family -- riotous because it hits close to home.
Current Score:
8045
Total Votes:
21453
3
Charlie Brown sets out to find the true meaning of Christmas in this animated anti-commercialism classic.
Current Score:
8010
Total Votes:
18374
4
This sixties stop-motion-animation movie is impossibly cute, right down to Sam the Snowman.
Current Score:
7976
Total Votes:
17478
5
Whether or not you have your own guardian angel hovering, the lesson here is that it's not money that makes you rich.
Current Score:
7862
Total Votes:
21434
6
It may star Will Ferrell as a dim-witted elf, but the movie's payoff is old-fashioned, familiar, and welcome.
Current Score:
6966
Total Votes:
19732
7
This holiday staple features one of the most memorably catchy Christmassy theme songs ever.
Current Score:
6280
Total Votes:
14336
8
This comedy satisfies two sets of audiences: kids (Ralphie gets his BB gun) and parents (it does exactly what they warned him it would).
Current Score:
5876
Total Votes:
20588
9
Boris Karloff's dulcet baritone lends sinister charm to everyone's favorite Who hater in this short, sweet Christmas special.
Current Score:
5827
Total Votes:
15301
10
Uplifting without being cloying. It's no wonder that this movie is a much-beloved holiday chestnut.
Current Score:
5814
Total Votes:
18668
11
Tim Allen deconstructs Saint Nick -- and reconstructs his waistline -- as a hapless Santa in training.
Current Score:
4769
Total Votes:
14095
12
George C. Scott plays Scrooge in this classic made-for-TV version of the Charles Dickens holiday tale.
Current Score:
4597
Total Votes:
16131
13
The follow-up to Holiday Inn is once again full of Irving Berlin tunes, with Bing Crosby providing the vocals. What's not to love?
Current Score:
4595
Total Votes:
17927
14
It's rather hard to say who's the real star of this funny live-action version: is it Jim Carrey or Dr. Seuss?
Current Score:
3465
Total Votes:
13715
15
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire celebrate a year's worth of holidays, against a steady flow of Irving Berlin tunes.
Current Score:
2227
Total Votes:
14333
16
The Bill Murray renaissance began with his turn as ultimate crank Frank Cross. A Solid Gold Dancers cameo helps get the lesson across.
Current Score:
997
Total Votes:
12937
17
The Muppet adaptation of the classic story is fun, sweet, and definitely appropriate for the whole family.
Current Score:
919
Total Votes:
9975
18
A war hero has Christmas dinner with the Martha Stewart-esque Barbara Stanwyck (who actually can't cook) in this holiday farce.
Current Score:
-382
Total Votes:
9864
19
Tim Burton and Henry Selick’s enchanting tale has all the familiar, er, bones of a holiday classic -- love, redemption, and Santa.
Current Score:
-2634
Total Votes:
13350
20
Full of expletives and sexual innuendos, Bad Santa upends the feel-good tradition of holiday movies -- and it was about time.
Current Score:
-7357
Total Votes:
14519