'Bad Santa' 2 Comes Out In 2016, But The Release Date Isn't What You Might Think

Hey guys, remember Bad Santa? The movie that not only reminded your child self that Santa Claus is most certainly not real but also that those guys who work as mall Santas could be anyone? Or maybe you remember it as the movie that would never allow you to look at Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) the same way again. Whatever sticks in your mind, Bad Santa is getting a sequel in 2016, and there's something a little strange about it. Bad Santa was a shamelessly funny movie about a con man named Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) and his partner Marcus (Tony Cox), who work one day a year as a mall Santa and his elf. But they had a plan this year to rob every single mall store. Will they get away with it? Spoilers ahead... No, not really, thanks to the head of security, Gin (Rest in peace, Bernie Mac) and a odd little Santa-enthusiast named Thurman (Brett Kelly).

But apparently Willie's out of prison because the long-awaited sequel is finally almost upon us. And, like all Christmas movies, it will come out Decemb....wait. Hold on. The movie is coming out in November 2016? But... it's a Christmas movie, isn't it? Or is it a Thanksgiving movie? I... I don't understand and both my brain and heart hurt a lot now.


Despite the strange choice of a movie-release date pairing, I'm pretty hyped about the return of some of the hilarious actors from the first Bad Santa (RIP Bernie Mac), such as the main characters Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, and Brett Kelly, as well as fan favorite Kathy Bates. Bates truly is a phenomenal actress in both comedy and horror, so I'm pleased as punch to see her again in another role. What hasn't that woman done?

But back to this Thanksgiving thing. I have very strong feelings about Christmas taking over Thanksgiving time. I mean, the debate still rages onward about whether The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie, and now it looks like we'll be arguing this same thing about Bad Santa 2. I know that people start decorating for Christmas soon as Thanksgiving is over, despite the fact that it's not December yet, but this is getting ridiculous. Then again, I know that I'll be watching the movie no matter when it comes out, so maybe the November release date will be attention-grabbing enough to force people to join me in the theater.

Either way, the holiday season in 2016 is going to be rife with hilariously inappropriate humor, and I couldn't be happier about it.

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