Bad Santa (2003)

 Rated extremely R for epic feats of swearing.


Bring on the controversial comedy in our 40th Next 100 Project podcast! Billy Bob Thornton is perfectly cast in Terry Zwigoff’s crude Christmas opus. The flick has flaws, but it remains an LOL riot 13 years later. We even quoted half the funny lines for you! Dial up Sparkplug.Coffee, then get into your Santa suit…but please don’t pee in it. Or do.

For The Record: Rather than Dr. Seuss, it may have actually been Grinch animator Chuck Jones who said “everyone hates Christmas just a little bit.”


Rotten Tomatoes reviews

Links to: Tony Cox and Brett Kelly and Lauren Graham and Bernic Mac

2003 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

2003 in film

Links to: It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol and Elf and The Hateful Eight and Bad Santa 2 and Budding Prospects

YouTube links: Lauren Graham’s signature line and Santa’s on his lunch break and Willie destroys Santa’s Village and Willie turns a corner and the (proper) Badder Santa ending

Previously on the Next 100 Project: Three Colours trilogy

November 28th on the Next 100 Project: The Day The Earth Stood Still