‘Tis the season for festive decor, treats, and, yes, Christmas movies! Let’s be honest: there’s nothing like snuggling up on the couch with a warm mug of hot cocoa, a fuzzy blanket, and a good old Christmas classic, particularly when temperatures go from chilly to frigid. It’s truly the definition of joy to the world.
While there are plenty of amazing festive flicks that we could (and do) watch over and over again during this time of year, there are also some films that we’re not sure why Hollywood greenlit in the first place. Given that nearly all Christmas movies have some sort of cheesy slant, predictable family drama, and a far-fetched romance that involves an old childhood crush, and ex, or a perfect stranger, it takes a lot to make a terrible one. But alas, terrible Christmas movies do exist.
With plots ranging from bringing a serial killer back to life as a snowman (I know, we’re horrified too), to a stalker mall Santa (nothing holly or jolly about this), to a sequel literally nobody asked for (absolutely nobody), here are 14 of the worst Christmas movies ever. Steer clear, if you’re trying to preserve festive cheer.