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:
15162
Total Votes:
38698
2
It may star Will Ferrell as a dim-witted elf, but the movie's payoff is old-fashioned, familiar, and welcome.
Current Score:
15149
Total Votes:
43155
3
Decking the halls and other traditions are all colossal failures for the Griswold family -- riotous because it hits close to home.
Current Score:
15042
Total Votes:
39064
4
Boris Karloff's dulcet baritone lends sinister charm to everyone's favorite Who hater in this short, sweet Christmas special.
Current Score:
14706
Total Votes:
33906
5
This sixties stop-motion-animation movie is impossibly cute, right down to Sam the Snowman.
Current Score:
14519
Total Votes:
32577
6
Charlie Brown sets out to find the true meaning of Christmas in this animated anti-commercialism classic.
Current Score:
14432
Total Votes:
33418
7
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:
13933
Total Votes:
41383
8
Uplifting without being cloying. It's no wonder that this movie is a much-beloved holiday chestnut.
Current Score:
12177
Total Votes:
33047
9
Tim Allen deconstructs Saint Nick -- and reconstructs his waistline -- as a hapless Santa in training.
Current Score:
12174
Total Votes:
27846
10
This holiday staple features one of the most memorably catchy Christmassy theme songs ever.
Current Score:
12165
Total Votes:
26887
11
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:
11908
Total Votes:
35742
12
George C. Scott plays Scrooge in this classic made-for-TV version of the Charles Dickens holiday tale.
Current Score:
9476
Total Votes:
27256
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:
9020
Total Votes:
29912
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:
8804
Total Votes:
26870
15
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire celebrate a year's worth of holidays, against a steady flow of Irving Berlin tunes.
Current Score:
2945
Total Votes:
23513
16
The Muppet adaptation of the classic story is fun, sweet, and definitely appropriate for the whole family.
Current Score:
2465
Total Votes:
20021
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:
2288
Total Votes:
22906
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:
-1825
Total Votes:
17857
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:
-2688
Total Votes:
24022
20
Full of expletives and sexual innuendos, Bad Santa upends the feel-good tradition of holiday movies -- and it was about time.
Current Score:
-11432
Total Votes:
25470