"Jingle All the Way"

Jim Belushi in "Jingle All the Way" (20th Century Fox)

We tell ourselves that no one ever consciously sets out to make a bad movie -- motion pictures are too time-consuming, too back-breaking and too expensive that deliberately punting on the final product would be a sign of insanity.

But when you see a bad Christmas movie -- imbued with that special brand of candy-coloured, shiny-happy awfulness -- you have to wonder, don't you? Here are some of the very worst offenders -- movies that do their best to extinguish the spirit of Christmas.