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Bad Santa


Billy Bob Thornton is a safe cracking thief who uses his Santa gig to break into his department store safes. He then meets this kid who lives only with a daffy grandmother, moves in with them and learns the True Meaning of Christmas (tm). Just kidding about that last part. He's a cursing, drunken thief 'till the end. Bad Santa. Baaaaad Santa.

What I Thought

Warning: This is not your average Xmas movie. Santa does curse quite a bit, picks up women in bars, steals, pees on himself, is a roaring drunk, and a thief. So I'm sure your kid has already seen this movie.

If you get past the cursing and womanizing, which can be seen as pretty offensive for a Santa to do, this is a very funny movie. Sure, it's a one trick pony (who wouldn't chuckle at a cursing drunk Santa?), but (believe it or not) he does NOT realize that there's more to living or discovers the True Meaning of Christmas blah blah blah. He's a jerk throughout, with no sugarcoating. I found that a bit refreshing. Although we get a happy ending, it's not the schmaltzy schmoozy stuff you usually get.


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