Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Bernie Mac, John Ritter, Lauren Graham

Darkly hilarious Christmas story about two thieves who pose as a mall Santa/elf team in order to survey and ultimately rob the store. Billy Bob Thornton plays Willie, the self-destructive Santa half of the team, who finds himself having a change of heart after spending time with portly child loser, Thurman Merman (his name alone brings me joy). The actors are very good here, the comedy not only gets laughs, but gets under your skin making each scene memorable. Considering that the premise could have easily yielded a one-joke comedy with a few easy laughs, kudos to those involved for making a bona fide cult classic.

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