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Every year during the holidays, I enjoy watching such classics as "A Christmas Story" and the television specials "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." I might add "Bad Santa" to that list. This is a gleefully funny and vulgar movie that is about anything but holiday cheer. In what might be one of the most controversial movies of the year, director Terry Zwigoff delivers a mean-spirited but insightful movie about a drunken thief who plays Santa by day but is an unshaven alcoholic by, well, day and night.
Billy Bob Thornton is appropriately cast as Willie, a...
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