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Christmas Countdown: Bad Santa (2003)

There is a burgeoning sub-genre of Christmas film: the anti-Christmas film. In these movies, the protagonist is generally set up as a Christmas hating low-life in the first act, does something despicable in the second act, and, often after a Christmas-spirit revelation, makes amends in the third act.

Examples of this kind of film include The Ref, Scrooged, and Bad Santa. The latter is a particularly raunchy example of this sub-genre, including reams of humour so base that it would give Bacchus himself an infarction.

It's a charming film, as these tales of deadbeat redemption often are.

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Fitz said…
It's become a tradition to watch this on Christmas Eve. Absolutely love this movie.

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