This comedy is about two con men that get a job each December in a mall as Santa (Billy Bob Thornton) and his elf (Tony Cox). When the vault is full of money from the holiday shoppers, they rob the place. This Santa, an alcoholic and a womanizer, does not care about anything or anybody and is on the verge of suicide. Santa meets an 8-year-old, overweight boy with no friends and, for the first time in his life, begins to find some meaning in his life. He comes to the boy’s aid, teaching him how to defend himself when attacked by bullies. When the mall security agent discovers their plan and wants in on the deal, things get messy. Also starring are Bernie Mac as the head of security and John Ritter as the mall manager.
This film is extremely profane and vulgar. Keeping track of the offensive language proved difficult with nearly every sentence containing profanity. While on the job, Santa drinks alcohol and one time urinates in his pants. This film is so bad that the TV trailer has to be bleeped out presumably because they could not find a spot in the film suitable for television. You better watch out for foul language, sex and overall negativity; “Bad Santa” is a bad movie.