Bad Santa
Rank Title Points Votes Your Vote
1
Boris Karloff's dulcet baritone lends sinister charm to everyone's favorite Who hater in this short, sweet Christmas special.
Current Score:
13406
Total Votes:
28894
2
It may star Will Ferrell as a dim-witted elf, but the movie's payoff is old-fashioned, familiar, and welcome.
Current Score:
13343
Total Votes:
37777
3
A game changer for the Christmas-movie category: it has action, like a zip line to the neighbors' house.
Current Score:
12866
Total Votes:
33202
4
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:
12830
Total Votes:
36688
5
Decking the halls and other traditions are all colossal failures for the Griswold family -- riotous because it hits close to home.
Current Score:
12825
Total Votes:
33841
6
Charlie Brown sets out to find the true meaning of Christmas in this animated anti-commercialism classic.
Current Score:
11947
Total Votes:
28989
7
This sixties stop-motion-animation movie is impossibly cute, right down to Sam the Snowman.
Current Score:
11866
Total Votes:
28210
8
Uplifting without being cloying. It's no wonder that this movie is a much-beloved holiday chestnut.
Current Score:
11355
Total Votes:
28851
9
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:
11001
Total Votes:
31397
10
This holiday staple features one of the most memorably catchy Christmassy theme songs ever.
Current Score:
9907
Total Votes:
22961
11
Tim Allen deconstructs Saint Nick -- and reconstructs his waistline -- as a hapless Santa in training.
Current Score:
9518
Total Votes:
23586
12
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:
8445
Total Votes:
26509
13
George C. Scott plays Scrooge in this classic made-for-TV version of the Charles Dickens holiday tale.
Current Score:
8226
Total Votes:
24294
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:
7771
Total Votes:
23139
15
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire celebrate a year's worth of holidays, against a steady flow of Irving Berlin tunes.
Current Score:
2837
Total Votes:
21233
16
The Muppet adaptation of the classic story is fun, sweet, and definitely appropriate for the whole family.
Current Score:
2097
Total Votes:
17573
17
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:
1885
Total Votes:
20529
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:
-1450
Total Votes:
15866
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:
-2715
Total Votes:
21335
20
Full of expletives and sexual innuendos, Bad Santa upends the feel-good tradition of holiday movies -- and it was about time.
Current Score:
-10594
Total Votes:
22662