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Why “Bad Santa” is the best Christmas movie ever made…

Hey all, and Merry Christmas! Hope you are having a great day so far! I sure am!

A lot of people like to watch, the classic Jimmy Stewart movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “A Christmas Story” every year on Christmas Eve. I used to watch those two movies every year on Christmas but until the comedy, “Bad Santa” came out, things have changed. I now watch, “Bad Santa” every year on Christmas Eve. It’s the comedy that stars Billy Bob Thornton, John Ritter and Bernie Mac.

I think “Bad Santa”, is the best Christmas movie ever made. Yes, the movie is rude and crude, has a lot of nasty adult content that is definitely not for kids. There is a reason for all that in the film to explain this Bad Santa thing. I think the film is simply, the most realistic Christmas movie ever made. I find that most Christmas movies out there that has a lot of fantasy tales that doesn’t even make sense. “Bad Santa” is a movie that makes a lot of sense, and it is real. In real life, there are actual mall Santa’s out there that are short tempered drunks and there are actual mall Santa’s that are criminals.

Other than the hilarious crude humour in the film, the film is also very touching and heartfelt. I love the fact how Willie hates everything about Christmas, it’s like a new version of Ebeneezer Scrooge, close enough. He becomes friends with this little fat kid, because the kid saved Willie from getting butt raped by a guy from a bar. Then Willie helps the kid, Murman Therman, in return by helping him fight back at school bullies. Later in the film, Willie develops a strong friendship with the kid.

More importantly, the thing I loved most about the film is seeing John Ritter and Bernie Mac, acting together in the same scenes. Both are comedy legends and both are dead. RIP, to both of them.

There are many reasons why this film is so great. It’s a controversial film and it’s not for everyone, yes. Bad mall Santa’s can happen for real and it has. As I said, most Christmas movies out there are not realistic but mostly in it for family entertainment. I loved everything about, the “Bad Santa” movie. Non stop laughs, good writing, good acting, etc. This is a film I will never get tired of.