Day 9 – Bad Santa

Just a few days left, so it’s time for another one featuring St. Nick (or one of his helpers), albeit a shady version of him. Billy Bob Thornton is Bad Santa (2003), a con man who uses a Santa suit as a disguise to rob a department store on Christmas Eve, while his partner in crime is dressed as an elf. However, they don’t count on a small boy making them see the true meaning of Christmas and giving them a change of heart. It’s fun and schmaltzy, but any film that features a grumpy Santa is good in my book – especially if he experiences a turn-around at the crucial moment.

It’s not really one for the kids, but the grown-ups can have a drink and a giggle at this one when the little’uns are tucked up in bed.

Here’s the trailer.

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3 responses to “Day 9 – Bad Santa

  1. I’ve never been able to bring myself to watch this…yet. Perhaps someday, but for now I have some sort of block – not sure what though! ;o)

  2. Paragraph Film Reviews

    This is a staple in my house every Christmas, absolutely love it. BBT is on ultra-form, midgets, kids, alcoholism and lots of swearing. Perfect Christmas film…

    … Also the “you ain’t going to S#!7 right for a week” line being repeated is genius!