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

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

Even Foodfight had less disgusting-looking CGI!

Animated atrocities and nostalgia critic

So bad it’s been lost for years until the creator of the lost media wiki club found it, but I heard it was unoriginal, never saw it though.

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2 Star Wars Christmas Special

To quote the Nostalgia critic "Jar Jar and Howard the Duck are OK but this is what he personally ashamed of" this special is god awful and show never be seen.

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.

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3 The Christmas Tree (1991)

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

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.

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4 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

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

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?

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5 Dexter vs Santa's Claws

This was the very first Dexter's Laboratory episode I ever saw. It made me hate the show!

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

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

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

6 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

7 Frosty Friends

Just looks like preschool characters and Frosty the Snowman. Oh and Barney is a pedo because of his silly songs and can transform into a toy.

Sounds like the worst crossover ever! - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

Barney's Involved So Definitely Top Ten Worst List Material

Is that a Crossover movie?

8 Caillou's Holiday Movie

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

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

9 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.

10 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

The Contenders

11 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

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 The Nuttiest Nutcracker

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

Anyone remember this one? - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

14 Shrek The Halls

Shrek the Halls is actually pretty good! - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

Why is this on the list?

Shrekt The Halls

15 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

16 He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special
17 Aliens First Christmas
18 Rudolph And Frosty's Christmas In July

This Was Kinda Dumb - JPK


19 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

20 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

21 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

22 The Loud House: 11 Louds A Leapin'
23 The Christmas Brigade (1997)
24 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!

25 The Christmas Light (1995)
26 A Very Brady Christmas
27 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

28 Regular Show: The Christmas Special

One of the most overrated. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

29 A Christmas Story 2
30 Jingle Bell Rap
31 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.

32 My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas

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.

Was this before Friendship is Magic? Bronies?

33 Santabear's High Flying Adventure

This Christmas special should have been grounded. - bigg3469

34 Toy Story That Time Forgot
35 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.

36 The Swan Princess Christmas

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

37 Dina-Moe-Hun

Does this exist? - RalphBob

38 A Special Sesame Street Christmas
39 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.

40 Christmas Comes To Pac-Land
41 The Futurama Holiday Spectacular

You will get coal for insulting New Kids On The Block.

I wonder if the world reaches the year 3000 if they will still celebrate Christmas. Probably it was rather violent when they banned it in UK.


42 St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast
43 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.

44 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.

45 A Charlie Brown Christmas

This has been a classic for the last fifty years!

This shouldn't be on here.



46 Annabelle's Wish

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

47 New Kids on the Block Christmas Special

Well they are glad that social media wasn't around when they became famous and said if Justin Bieber had been singing before social media he would be angelic.

48 The Smurfs Christmas Carol

This was better that the crapfest Smurfs' Christmas.

49 A Snow White Christmas
50 A Flintstones Christmas Carol
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa
2. The Nuttiest Nutcracker
3. The Christmas Tree (1991)
1. The Christmas Brigade (1997)
2. Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa
3. The Christmas Light (1995)
1. The Loud House: 11 Louds A Leapin'
2. Aliens First Christmas
3. Caillou's Holiday Movie

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