Distribution company: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Box office: $2.78 million
Rotten Tomatoes critical score: 0%
Bottom line: Kirk Cameron, the man who sincerely believes that the shape of the banana disproves the theory of evolution, has made the worst holiday movie of all time.
The pseudo-philosophical plot of "Saving Christmas" centers on Cameron (who plays himself) "debunking" facts about Christmas, like how the holiday has pagan roots and that Christmas trees have no root in the bible. (Cameron's rebuttal: Christmas trees were made by God and therefore are Biblical by nature. Pretty much everything is proof of God because God did it, according to Cameron.) Slowly, the smarmy know-it-all brother-in-law is convinced by Cameron's iron-clad arguments for Christmas, and he embraces his Christian upbringing.
"Saving Christmas" was made at a time when Starbucks writing "Happy Holidays" on their cups made headlines. You know, simpler times.
"Saving Christmas" is frequently cited as one of the worst movies ever made, and it is. Even without Cameron's holier-than-thou explanations, it's terribly acted and horribly filmed. Cameron, ever the victim, claimed the movie's abysmal across-the-board ratings were due to "pagans," "haters" and an atheist conspiracy against him.
May you clutch your banana tight as you fight that good fight against critical thinking, Mr. Cameron.
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