With the festive season upon us, the TV is brimming with the usual Xmas fair but its one in particularly that stands out a mile.
Whilst It’s A Wonderful Life ticks of all the boxes with its mix of time travelling good wholesome family movie fun, nothing can beat the unwholesome, unfamily, anarchic bad taste comedy Bad Santa which is slowly becoming “that” Xmas movie.
Billy Bob Thornton stars as Willie T. Stokes, a conman who masquerades as a Santa Claus to case out Mall’s during Xmas and rob them blind, as an inside job. What makes Willie the memorable character is his complete lack of morality, drinking fornicating and smoking his way through the movie like a rabid dog.
“Your beard’s not real!” Kid
“No Shit!It was real, but I got sick and all the hair fell out!” Willie
“How come?” Kid
“I loved a woman who wasn’t clean!” Willie
“Mrs. Santa?” Kid
“No! It was her sister!” Willie
He has a liking for anal sex with large ladies and constantly pisses himself whilst drunk at work and that’s if he even manages to turn up, leaving all of the poor kiddies standing around waiting for Santa.
Infact, he has no positive qualities at all, he uses a hilarious poor dumb fat kid called Merman Therman, pretending to be Santa, to stay in the kids house with his crazy Granny. A rarity for films, their is no positive realization of his past mis-givings for Willie. He pretty much goes out as he comes in…. with a bang!
“Why don’t you wish in one hand, and shit in the other. See which one fills up first!” Willie to a kid who asks for a present.
More than a bad taste riot, Bad Santa typifies how a lot of people feel at Xmas. Worthless, drunk and miserable. Well, some of us anyway!! If you haven’t seen this movie you really should, rumours are they are making a Bad Santa 2!!
Merry Xmas to all out there, from the Spaceman