The 10 Worst Christmas Movies Ever Made

  
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8. Ernest Saves Christmas

For anyone growing up in the 1980s, Ernest movies were a hit. Dudes also wore brightly colored spandex shorts. It’s a bit heartbreaking that this film doesn’t hold up. Anyone interested in watching any of the Ernest movies, we’d recommend Ernest Goest to Camp, and leave it at that. The film features Jim Varney as Ernest, who finds himself in a pickle when he needs to help Santa Claus find a successor. The few memorable scenes dissipate so quickly it hurts to move on to the next. The film was successful when released, and here’s all you probably need to know about it. IMDb ranks it at a 5.5/10; Rotten Tomatoes 36/100; Wal-Mart customer reviews… 5/5. We’ll let you marinate on that for a moment. The biggest suck? Jim Varney was a very talented actor who died at 50… never really got to flex his skill set into maturity.

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(c)Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

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7. Four Christmases

It’s time to pick on Vince Vaughn. This guy seems obsessed with nailing a Christmas movie. The business aspect is easily understood. You can live off those residual checks for the rest of your life if you fall on hard times, but the catch is that you’d need to make a good Christmas movie first. Four Christmases does not fit in that category. It’s not Vince’s fault. This one never really seemed to stand a chance. Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon simply did not vibe on set. Reese is a  very by-the-book, let’s plan things out type, and Vince is a “let’s riff” and see what happens type. If this film worked on any level, it was the frustration between the two as a couple. The film itself sets out to be another Christmas comedy of errors, with their need to visit four no-longer-married parents in a single day.

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©New Line Cinema/courtesy Everett Collection

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