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Discover the perfect holiday prescription in this exclusive Bad Santa 2 spot It's official: Thanksgiving and Christmas have taken over. Suffice it to say that we're only halfway through this holiday madness, so if you're looking for a bit of a reprieve, Broad Green Pictures has just the prescription for you; BAD SANTA 2! Billy Bob Thornton, in all of his vulgar glory, is back and fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, as he teams up once again with... Read More...

Exclusive Interview: Billy Bob Thornton, on Making ‘Bad Santa 2,’ His Single-Favorite Role and Craziest Reactions Billy Bob Thornton dons the Santa Claus suit once again as the cheap-whiskey-soaked, foul-mouthed Willie in the sequel Bad Santa 2. It's been several years since Willie pulled any heists with his angry little sidekick Marcus (Tony Cox), and life still hasn't treated him any better. In fact, it's way worse. He can't keep a job, is always drunk and Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly), now a 21-year-old man-child, still hangs around. So when Marcus shows up to ask if he'll help him...Read MoreRead Comments

It seems pretty silly that anyone would bother with releasing a green band trailer for Bad Santa 2 — it’s not as if this movie is for people who aren’t aware of what they’re getting into. The whole selling point is Billy Bob Thornton as a booze-drenched, foul-mouthed and utterly despicable (that’s seriously an understatement) crook who dresses up as Santa. Any pretense of propriety has been dropped with the release of the second red band trailer which is, somehow, more crass than the first. Continue reading…

Since 2003, Bad Santa has become a sort of holiday classic for people who don’t like holiday classics. This pitch-black comedy is everything Christmas movies aren’t supposed to be — crass and mean and completely twisted — which makes it all the more admirable that it manages to be kinda sweet as well. It’s a tricky balance, but one director Terry Zwigoff and writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa pull off with aplomb. So what happens when someone tries to recapture that magic 13 years later, without the writers or director who made it work the first time?

Willie Soke is back in new 'Bad Santa 2' photos Willie Soke is back: Billy Bob Thornton’s drunken, spiteful, misanthropic Santa Claus impersonator first appeared on-screen back in 2003, but the 13 years in-between haven’t done anything to dull his edge. In this November’s Bad Santa 2, Willie once again teams up with his old accomplices...

Casting Net: 'Bad Santa 2' snags Christina Hendricks Christina Hendricks is getting into the perverse holiday spirit. The former Mad Men star has signed up for Bad Santa 2. She plays Diane, the head of a charity organization, which sounds polar opposite to Billy Bob Thornton’s Willy Soke. The sequel...

'Bad Santa 2' sets November 2016 release date Christmas 2015 is almost upon us, but it’s already time to start looking ahead to next year — specifically, the long-awaited return of Billy Bob Thornton’s hilariously degenerate mall Santa, Willy Soke. Broad Green Pictures announced Monday that Bad Santa 2 will officially be released on...

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