Top 10 Worst Christmas Specials

Christmas specials that deserve to go on the naughty list.

The Top Ten

1 Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa

Oh god I can't believe they actually allowed something this terrible to air. - GamerBoy

Atrocious Christmas special.
Fun fact: They planned to make a sequel about Easter, but it was cancelled for obvious reasons. - The01Bro

This lump of coal deserved to be lost for almost 14 years for a good reason: it's a horrid excuse for a Christmas special. - PerfectImpulseX

Even Foodfight had less disgusting-looking CGI!

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2 Star Wars Christmas Special

Do I need any explanation to why its on here? For those who don't know why it's on here, just watch this on Youtube.

Even Lucas hates it. And he thought Howard the Duck and Jar Jar was a good idea.

I showed this to my sister, who is a big fan of Star Wars. She had headaches for weeks. Only thing memorable about this is Boba Fett, and even when he appears, it sucks.

I watched Chris stuckmanns review on it...

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3 The Christmas Tree (1991)

Never heard of it until I saw Nostalgia Critic's review... Yeah, either way, this film is as bad as the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Horrible Writing, Horrible Story, Horrible Acting, And Horrible Animation

Just watch the Nostalgia Critic review of it. Its obvious why it's so bad.

Oh dear...I've seen this one before and it's horrible. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

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4 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

Why is "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street" on here?

When I was little, I couldn't even sit through the whole movie because I thought it was really boring. Nowadays, I recently saw it and it's the worst Christmas special of all time in my opinion. Sry guys but I didn't see the Star Wars Christmas special, but hey, I should feel happy that I didn't.

Why Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph and Frosty Christmas in July on this list? HECK why a Charlie Brown Christmas on here that is good?

Well I'm pretty disappointed that I'm probably the only person who actually enjoyed this putrid turd... :/ - Gehenna

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5 Cricket on the Hearth

A toymaker takes in a cricket as an employee because he thinks that having crickets in your house brings good luck, but instead his family's life starts to fall apart and he's forced to work for an evil Scrooge clone, who plans to put a hit out on the insect for revenge at ruining his chances to win a blind woman's heart. Ordinarily, that would make a sob bad, it's good quality film, but it stretches out FOREVER.

Why is this on the list? - bigg3469

Watch phelous review on this

6 Nestor the Long-Eared Donkey

The Stop Motion And Everything Is Very Well Done.
But The Way They Treat Nestor In The Beginning Is So Cruel That It Makes It Go To The Level Of Torture.

Its OK, Kinda Really Sad.

7 Dexter vs Santa's Claws

Dexter shaving Santa's beard was one of the worst moments in Dexter's Laboratory! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Even to this day, I still despise this Christmas episode. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I never seen this one before but I heard it is awful - Spongehouse

8 The Nuttiest Nutcracker

Remember watching THIS one on CBS? This special is total garbage! - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

9 TMNT: We Wish You a Turtle Christmas

This special was a nightmare I mean character designs are bad they remind of the garbage pail kids for some reason oh I know maybe because their mouths are never fully closed and what was the plot in this special I don't know because there wasn't any plot god I hate this special and for those people who thought TMNT 3 and Michael bays verison were bad you haven't seen nothing yet until you watch this special and I agree the puppets in TMNT 3 are bad they look almost like seasme street characters some how and the reason for that was because the puppets were done by the Jim henson company but they did the first two and to me the turtles in those two films looked a lot like the ones from the cartoon and comic books except live action but this I don't even think it was done by Jim henson I think they just got some random company and probably that company didn't have the budget to move their mouths properly and just ugh I just think that this special is probably just as bad as the star ...more

Ugly character designs, plot worse than a third-grader's diary entry, music as annoying and bad as Justin Bieber's "Baby". MAI GAWD!

"How much does it cost to close your mouths? YOU'RE MAKING THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS LOOK ADORABLE! " - Nostalgia Critic - Drewman1211

This and the Star Wars special isn't bad. But the other ones are. - Alpha101

10 Frosty Friends

Barney's Involved So Definitely Top Ten Worst List Material

Sounds like the worst crossover ever! - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

Is that a Crossover movie?

The Contenders

11 Shrek The Halls

Shrek the Halls is actually pretty good! - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

Why is this on the list?

Shrekt The Halls

12 Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights

This movie is disgusting! I can't take those reindeer!

This movie is disgusting boring annoying and overall mean spirited I mean if it weren't for that beautiful animation this would've like the worst movie ever made like it would have been something like foodfight and garbage pail kids bad and of course most of Adam Sadlers films are horrible but I do like films like wedding singer and grown ups but all the rest are total crap but this I will have to say is the worst out of all of them it's so insufferable to get through and the jokes are lame the characters are unlikeable especially the main characters like the main guy Adam Sadler plays who un fortunately I've forgot his name is a total jerk I mean I understand his parents are dead and all but 20 or 30 years later you should gone over it by now not going around being nasty and mean spirited to everyone and that old mans whitey voice also voiced by Adam Sadler is so annoying that only is he the most annoying cartoon character but the most annoying character of all time I mean people who ...more

13 Rudolph And Frosty's Christmas In July

This Was Kinda Dumb - JPK


14 Elf Bowling the Movie: The Great North Pole Elf Strike

How comes Frosty Friends is at #3 and this at #9. Elf Bowling is much worse in my opinion. - SamHalls2015

15 Barney and the Backyard Gang Waiting For Santa

Gave me nightmares as a baby.

Put this at no. 1 on this list

One Character
Barney The Pedophile
Enough Said

16 The Night B4 Christmas

Why this is on the list?

Because it makes no sense, and was named one of the worst Christmas specials of all time! - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

17 Caillou's Holiday Movie

I hate Caillou, and this special sucks too! - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

This is so bad that I make fun of it on Christmas Day!

18 Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas

Why is this on here?! I like this special. It's funny, creative, and you wanna know why they did this to Elf, this wasn't only adapted from the 2003 film with Will Ferrell, it was also adapted from the broadway musical adaptation of "Elf", if you haven't heard of it. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

The live action movie with Will Ferrell was way funnier than this.

Yes, this special is NOT as good as the 2003 film with Will Ferrell, but that doesn't mean it sucked. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

What the heck did they do to Elf?! - RalphBob

The live action version was funnier. - bigg3469

19 Christmas Eve on Sesame St

You can't expect this that great when it's designed for 2-3 year olds - Frouze

Why is this even on here?

This Was Part Of My Childhood - JPK

20 He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special
21 Regular Show: The Christmas Special

One of the most overrated. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

22 Frosty Returns

Received terrible reviews by critics (an 18%), and how is Frosty able to live without his hat? Or what about this. Why aren't the adults out about this snowman coming to life! It just ruins the old movie and they should've never made this. Oh, and why does everyone freak out when Charles starts singing? Just plain stupid.

Hate this special but I do ship holly x Charles (cholly)

This wasn't a sequel,this was a schlepic crapfest!

23 Jingle Bell Rap
24 A Very Brady Christmas
25 Johnny Test Episode: Good Ol' Johnny Test

Parodies A Charlie Brown Christmas, just plain awful

Johnny test is one of the worst shows of all time.

26 Santabear's High Flying Adventure

This Christmas special should have been grounded. - bigg3469

27 A Christmas Story 2
28 Cranberry Christmas

A christmas special so bad that I think Freeform and Ocean Spray outright refuse to acknowledge it's existence - PerfectImpulseX

I watched this special once on ABC Family (now Freeform) and I honestly thought it was the worst Christmas special I'd ever seen until I watched The Christmas Tree and Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa. - PerfectImpulseX

I'm talking about the 2008 version. - PerfectImpulseX

29 My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas

Was this before Friendship is Magic? Bronies?

I watch this as a joke now with my sister. They have weird voices, and g3 Rainbow Dash is kind of annoying with the NY accent.

30 Toy Story That Time Forgot
31 Albert (2016)

What is this, I don't even...

What the hell am I looking at? a poor man's plant version of toy story? - Masterlugia64

Lesson:It's okay to be small to do big things especially when you're at the top.

The cactus is the worst antagonist in television history.

But the animation and the back ground is bad.

But the story is great.

32 A Special Sesame Street Christmas
33 Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

"Horrible acting, the humor falls flat, the quote on quote "villains" are such wimps! I mean in the second one Harry and Marv were about to shoot Kevin. The duo were fun to watch and it was fun watching them fall victim to Kevin's booby traps. Disney ruined this. And what happened to Angels with Filthy Souls!? That was my favorite part!

This is a terrible movie. The kids are brats and the parents are fools.

34 Frosty the Snowman

Before you come beating at my door with pitchforks and torches, let me explain. The animation is depressing, and not up to Rankin/Bass' usual standards, the evil magician is annoying, Frosty is totally stupid, and Karen is a complete tool. The rest of the kids are mediocre.

Frosty Looks Like A Pedophile

Frosty: Hey Karen! Want to come to the north pole with me?
Karen: I'm sure my Mother won't mind as long as I'm back before dinner.

35 Christmas Comes To Pac-Land
36 The Swan Princess Christmas

This movie is where the "Swan Princess" franchise really got downhill. - PerfectImpulseX

37 The Nuttiest Nutcracker

Anyone remember this one? - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

38 St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast
39 Dina-Moe-Hun

Does this exist? - RalphBob

40 The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe

To be fair, Doctor Who has done some good Christmas episodes, but this one is too bad to even be mentioned.

41 A Charlie Brown Christmas

This has been a classic for the last fifty years!

This shouldn't be on here.



42 Annabelle's Wish

"UN-moooving" Christmas special that was "udderly" horrible.

43 Aliens First Christmas
44 New Kids on the Block Christmas Special
45 The Smurfs Christmas Carol

This was better that the crapfest Smurfs' Christmas.

46 A Snow White Christmas
47 A Flintstones Christmas Carol
48 A Flinstone Family Christmas
49 The Futurama Holiday Spectacular


50 Miracle on Evergreen Terrace (Simpsons)
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1. Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa
2. The Nuttiest Nutcracker
3. The Christmas Tree (1991)
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2. The Christmas Tree (1991)
3. Cranberry Christmas
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