What's the worst holiday movie ever made?

Forget the classics, tell us the classics you love to hate

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Senior Writer

Published December 4, 2018 3:00PM (EST)

"Eight Crazy Nights" (Columbia Pictures)
"Eight Crazy Nights" (Columbia Pictures)

"Elf." "A Christmas Story." The season is rich in beloved holiday tales. But when you're talking about cherished movies about this magical time of year, one title that will never come up is "Eight Crazy Nights."

This week, Matt Rosza says that even sixteen years after Adam Sandler's "aggressively awful" animated Hanukkah movie, it still "grates so badly." And while some love "Love, Actually," we called it "demoralizing, misogynistic holiday twaddle" in 2012 and we stand by that.

"Deck the Halls"? "The Santa Clause 3?" What's your nomination for the holiday movie so bad that it makes you feel like Scrooge crossed with the Grinch?

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a senior writer for Salon and author of "A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles."

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