12/07/2012 12:51 pm ET Updated Dec 07, 2012

5 Holiday Jobs Guaranteed To Ruin Your Life

When it comes to holiday jobs, Santa's elves could only dream of having it as good as the big guy himself.

CareerCast has announced the best and worst holiday jobs of the year, and let's just say that the brutal combination of humiliating costumes, annoying kids and bad pay makes for a less than merry Christmas. (For all the methodology nerds out there, these jobs are ranked using criteria like environment, income, outlook and stress.)

Look at the top 5 worst holiday jobs of 2012: