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.