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:
13370
Total Votes:
28760
2
It may star Will Ferrell as a dim-witted elf, but the movie's payoff is old-fashioned, familiar, and welcome.
Current Score:
13309
Total Votes:
37645
3
Decking the halls and other traditions are all colossal failures for the Griswold family -- riotous because it hits close to home.
Current Score:
12792
Total Votes:
33724
4
A game changer for the Christmas-movie category: it has action, like a zip line to the neighbors' house.
Current Score:
12788
Total Votes:
33070
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:
12781
Total Votes:
36571
6
Charlie Brown sets out to find the true meaning of Christmas in this animated anti-commercialism classic.
Current Score:
11916
Total Votes:
28902
7
This sixties stop-motion-animation movie is impossibly cute, right down to Sam the Snowman.
Current Score:
11833
Total Votes:
28117
8
Uplifting without being cloying. It's no wonder that this movie is a much-beloved holiday chestnut.
Current Score:
11313
Total Votes:
28753
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:
10966
Total Votes:
31308
10
This holiday staple features one of the most memorably catchy Christmassy theme songs ever.
Current Score:
9885
Total Votes:
22889
11
Tim Allen deconstructs Saint Nick -- and reconstructs his waistline -- as a hapless Santa in training.
Current Score:
9456
Total Votes:
23490
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:
8424
Total Votes:
26438
13
George C. Scott plays Scrooge in this classic made-for-TV version of the Charles Dickens holiday tale.
Current Score:
8200
Total Votes:
24214
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:
7740
Total Votes:
23052
15
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire celebrate a year's worth of holidays, against a steady flow of Irving Berlin tunes.
Current Score:
2857
Total Votes:
21175
16
The Muppet adaptation of the classic story is fun, sweet, and definitely appropriate for the whole family.
Current Score:
2090
Total Votes:
17508
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:
1888
Total Votes:
20468
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:
-1431
Total Votes:
15813
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:
-2717
Total Votes:
21261
20
Full of expletives and sexual innuendos, Bad Santa upends the feel-good tradition of holiday movies -- and it was about time.
Current Score:
-10569
Total Votes:
22583