Los Angeles Times

Bad Santa-Christmas Hit

Championed as the perennial, foul-mouthed holiday film of the ‘00s, Billy Bob Thornton plays a dastardly mall Santa with a penchant for hedonism and burglarizing department stores on Christmas Eve in Bad Santa. Thornton’s character—along with his elf side kick Marcus (played by Tony Cox)—offers a raunchy side to the holiday season and the jolly man in red. The film garnered $60 million at the box office.Tracy Bennett / Miramax Films