'Bad Santa'
'Bad Santa'

Today on Trailers from Hell, Dan Ireland talks director Terry Zwigoff's 2003 "anti"-Christmas movie "Bad Santa," starring Billy Bob Thornton as a washed-up conman who poses as Santa to pull off a heist:

Seemingly concocted by director Terry Zwigoff as an antidote to the sugary Christmas movies that have clogged the arteries of moviegoers for so many years, this 2003 film about a disreputable Santa impersonator makes good on its promise of bad taste, bad manners and bad Santas. Produced by the Coen Brothers and starring a convincingly dissipated Billy Bob Thornton, the film co-stars Bernie Mac and the late John Ritter (this was his last film; he passed away in September of that same year.)