Made-for-TV Christmas movies are a booming business. This year alone, Hallmark managed to come up with 33 brand new films just for the holidays. And, people go insane for these movies, even though some of them leave a lot to be desired when it comes to writing, pacing, acting... While there's no doubt that some of these holiday movies have groan-inducing plots, it's also true that an unfortunate number of them, beloved though they are, have some seriously terrible titles. From bad holiday puns to clunky wordplay and titles that make the movies sound very different from what they really are and much more, here's our list of the best worst Christmas TV movie titles we could find.
The Spruces and The Pines (2017)
I would have loved to be in the room when the title for this movie was proposed.
Network Exec 1: So, I love this story of a Romeo and Juliet style romance between feuding Christmas tree lot families, but right now it's just called The Johnsons and The Carmichaels at Christmas. It doesn't sound holiday-ish enough.
Network Exec 2: Yeah, I like the idea of naming it after the families, though. Oh, what if we change the names of the families to something more Christmasy, like The Hollys and The Berrys?
Network Exec 1: I think you're on the right track, but that will just have everyone thinking Halle Berry is starring.
Network Exec 2: Right...right. Wait! The trees! We'll name the families after the trees they sell! It won't be weird at all that two nearby families that each sell Christmas trees are named after trees at all. We'll make it seem totally natural. Lots of people end up doing what their last name tells them to do for a living... The Spruces and The Pines! It's gotta be The Spruces and The Pines!
Network Exec 1: By golly Network Exec 2, you've really outdone yourself this time! Be prepared to get a wonderful bonus at the end of this year!
That's how this had to have happened, right?