My Favorite Christmas Movie Assholes
by: -RoG-

The holidays really do bring out the best in people, don't they? Sure they do! Everybody is feeling all jolly 'n glad to be around friends and family... it's just a dandy ol' time of the year for everyone. Well... almost everyone. There are a few miscreants out there who seem to want nothing more than to suck all the joy out of the season. In real life, these are usually the kind of people you'd want to stay the hell away from, but in the movies? Quite often these are the characters who help make the stories so great, so today I'd like to share with you this special Christmas edition of "My Favorite Movie Assholes". In case you missed the first installment, be sure to check it out here. Otherwise, let's proceed with the holiday humbug hilarity, shall we?

Willie T. Soke in "Bad Santa"

When it comes to assholes dressed in a Santa suit, it's hard to top Billy Bob Thornton's role as Willie T. Soke in Bad Santa. Here's a guy who displays nothing but disdain for everyone and everything around him as he smokes, drinks and "fornicates" his way through each day. Now if he did these things in the privacy of his own home, it wouldn't be such a big deal, but he constantly shows up plastered at the mall where he's employed as their seasonal Santa Claus much to the horror of the onlooking children. Willie just strikes me as the kind of guy who just doesn't give a crap anymore, which is why he clearly has no problem unleashing a wall of profanity onto any kids who bother him, destroying the Christmas reindeer display in one of his many drunken rages, robbing the mall, making a variety of racist/prejudicial remarks and even shamelessly dry-humping a high school girl as he pretends to show her how to use a pinball machine. Even his own partner in crime, Marcus, can't stand him and constantly berates Willie for his actions, "You're an emotional fucking cripple. Your soul is dog shit. Every single fucking thing about you is ugly." Their back and forth insults are a hell of a treat to watch, but if there's any quote in the movie that sums up Willie's character perfectly, it has to be this moment in which he proudly reveals his big accomplishment to Marcus:

"I beat the shit out of some kids today. But it was for a purpose. It made me feel good about myself. It was like I did something constructive with my life or something, I dunno, like I accomplished something."

How anybody could not love this movie will forever be a mystery to me.

Ted Maltin in "Jingle All The Way"

If you need a perfect example of a smug asshole, look no further than the legendary Phil Hartman's portrayal of Ted Maltin in Jingle All The Way. Here's a guy who does everything right but for all the wrong reasons. You see, behind his perfect Christmas light displays, a great father-son relationship, buying the hottest Christmas toy (Turbo Man) months in advance to make sure his kid would have it on the 25th, helping his neighbor's wife bake cookies and even keeping a real reindeer in his yard for all the kids in the neighborhood to enjoy, lies a man with an ulterior motive. Ted puts on a great show, sure, but he likes going after married women and his latest target is the wife of Howard (Arnold Schwarzenegger). The real reason Ted annoys Howard so much throughout the movie though is that his ability to seemingly handle everything without a problem is a constant reminder to Howard about just how bad of a father and husband he's become. "Howard, I'm of the mind set you can never do too much to make a child's Christmas magical." You can't tell me you wouldn't want to punch somebody square in the throat if they said that to you. Goddamn do I miss Phil Hartman.

Note: Did you know that there was a Jingle All The Way 2? It's true... but for some bizarre reason, it was only released here on I-Mockery. Click here to view it.

Rose Chasseur in "The Ref"

Denis Leary may pride himself in being an asshole, but even his attitude can't compare to that of grandma Rose Chasseur in The Ref. Here's a nasty old woman who hangs her wealth over the heads of her children and their families and uses it as an excuse to constantly insult them and get her way. Leary's character, Gus, has taken the Chasseur family hostage in their own home and gets to witness first-hand just how mean Rose really is. She lent her son Lloyd (Kevin Spacey) some money to open a restaurant which failed but is actually charging him interest on the payments. She's constantly insulting his wife and is overjoyed when they announce plans to separate. Despite all the money she has, she gives ultra-cheapo gifts such as slipper socks and insulting gifts such as "husky" sized clothes to one of the kids, whom she warns about him having a weight problem. When Rose learns that Gus isn't a therapist but instead a thief, she unleashes more of derision which leads to one of my favorite exchanges of the entire movie:

Rose: "I knew you weren't a doctor. I knew it. You'll never get away, you know. You'll either be captured or killed. One less worthless man around. One less burden to society. I've survived worse than you. World wars, old age, marriage and weak men like you. Men who don't have the guts to survive in the real world. Men who are just scared little boys intimidating everyone with their aggressiveness... because they're afraid the world will find out how small their penises are!"

Gus: "You know, lady, I'd like to tie you to the back of a fuckin' truck."

Rose: "You don't have the balls!"

(Lloyd restrains Gus from attacking her and instructs his daughter to gag her instead.)

Gus: "What is the matter with you!? I thought Mothers were sweet and nice a-a-and Patient. I know loan sharks who are more forgiving than you. Your husband ain't dead, lady. He's hiding."

For all the awful treatment she dishes out, I gotta say it's a bit unsatisfying to see her being gagged as her only real punishment in the film. After all, Gus did have a gun he could have (and should have) used on her. Then again, just as with real life, some assholes live their entire lives completely unpunished, so I guess they were going for the reality angle here.

Frank Cross in "Scrooged"

Naturally, a list like this needs an Ebenezer Scrooge, and with there being many movie variations of the classic Charles Dickens character, I've gotta go with my favorite modernized portrayal - Frank Cross (Bill Murray) from Scrooged. Cross is a completely coldhearted television executive who could care less about the spirit of Christmas, his employees and even his family. All he wants to do is get the best ratings on television and will stop at nothing from doing it. When he learns that one of his sinister TV show trailers caused an old woman to have a heart attack, he rejoices about how "you can't buy publicity like that!" From trying to show nipples on a prime time family show to asking a prop employee to staple antlers to the head of a mouse, Frank will do whatever it takes to make this Christmas TV special win the ratings war. "You've got a program featuring America's favorite old fart. Reading a book in front of a fireplace. Now, I have to kill all of you!" He also has no problem overworking his employees to death, nor does he think twice about firing them right before the holidays. Naturally, this being an adaptation of A Christmas Carol, he is visited by three ghosts who help show him the error of his ways. Still, it's a blast watching what a cold bastard he can be throughout the entire film, and Frank is just one of the many reasons you should check it out.

Ruby Deagle in "Gremlins"

Ruby Deagle. Deagle... Deagle... Deeeeeeeegulllll. Her name alone is the kind of name that could only belong to a bitter old woman who's only pleasure in life is derived from the collective misery of others, and Polly Holliday does a fantastic job of making her character exactly like that in Gremlins. One of her primary targets in the movie is Billy Peltzer's dog, Barney. "I want your dog. Give him to me. I'll take him to the kennel, they'll put him to sleep. It will be quick and painless compared to what I would do to him. I'll catch the beast myself. He'll get what he deserves, a slow painful death. Maybe I'll put him in my spin-drier on high heat." Such disdain for man's best friend! Well, since she clearly has no intentions of showing mercy to even a helpless animal, it's only fitting that some animals cause her glorious death. Even though she's perfectly capable of walking, the wealthy old crone has a chair lift installed in her home which slowly carries her up to the second floor of her lavish home. However, when the Gremlins mess with the wiring, the chair goes into hype-mode and she is jettisoned right out of her home like a friggin' rocket. Adios Deeeeeeeegulllll!

Grandpa Chapman in "Silent Night, Deadly Night"

Ok look, I know there are all sorts of horrible things that take place in Silent Night, Deadly Night. You've got a guy in a Santa suit raping and killing a little boy's parents, traumatizing him for life... you've got a nun who loves to punish the naughty children... and of course, you've got Billy Chapman, killing everybody who makes his naughty list. While many of these people could be described as assholes in their own special way, my favorite asshole in this film is Grandpa Chapman (Will Hare). His role may be short, but goddamn is it ever memorable. You see, he's in a mental ward, but he's not crazy at all... he's just pretending to be. He relishes the moment to scare the crap out of his grandson Billy. When Grandpa has a few moments alone with young Billy, this is what he tells him:

Gramps: "You're scared ain't ya? You should be! Christmas Eve is the scariest damned night of the year! I'd be scared too if I was you. You know what happens on Christmas Eve, don't ya? You know about Santa Claus?"

Billy: "He brings presents to all good boys and girls!"

Gramps: "Heheh! You're daddy told ya that, didn't he? Well I'll tell ya somethin! Santa Claus only bring presents to them that's been good all year! To the ones that ain't done nothin' naughty! All the other ones, all the naughty ones... he PUNISHES! What about you, boy? You been good all year?"

Billy: (shakes his head "no")

Gramps: "You see Santa Claus tonight, you been run, boy! You better run for your liiiiife! Heeheheeheeheheheh!"

There are few minor characters that I would love to see an entire spin-off movie created for, but Grandpa Chapman is such a perfect child-terrorizing asshole that I could easily watch a full 90 minutes of his antics. By the way, if for some insane reason you've never seen Silent Night, Deadly Night before, check out my big feature article on the film because it's a required viewing come December each year. PUNISH!

The Grinch in "How The The Grinch Stole Christmas"

Come now, is this fella any surprise at all? The Grinch from the classic Dr. Seuss story, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, is 100% pure Christmas asshole. Here's a guy who hates Christmas so much that he wants to make sure that all the other inhabitants of Whoville have a miserable one too. And just how does he plan on accomplishing this? It's simple really; he plans to dress up as Santa to gain access to their homes and then steals all of their gifts. He then listens for all the Whos to cry over the tremendous loss of all their Christmas gifts, "They're finding out now that no Christmas is coming. They're just waking up, I know just what they'll do. Their mouths will hang open a minute or two, then the Whos down in Whoville will all cry, 'Boo Hoo.'" Of course, this being a children's story and not something based on real life, all the Whos of Whoville just sing happy Christmas carols instead of sobbing over the loss of their gifts. If this was based on real life, we'd probably have a riot situation on our hands in the town of Whoville. You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch... and you've forever earned your place of honor in the halls of assholishness.

Harry Ellis in "Die Hard"

Ahh... good ol' Harry Ellis from Die Hard. He's the quintessential hotshot executive asshole who people can only stare at in complete bewilderment as they wonder, "How the HELL did that hack get such a cushy job!?" Harry (Hart Bochner) is a smarmy kissass who clearly thinks he's got everything under control, including the nice little cocaine habit which his big salary affords him. He also has one of the most insincere laughs you'll ever hear, which further drives home the point of how much of a weasely little suck-up this asshole really is. When the Nakatomi Plaza building he works on is seized by Hans Gruber and his gang of terrorists, Harry eventually gets the bright idea that he can help put an end to the hostage situation. "Hey babe, I negotiate million dollar deals for breakfast. I think I can handle this Eurotrash." It's an indisputable fact that any guy who says "babe" with the same frequency as Harry is a total douchebag. Fortunately, Hans doesn't have the same patience that Harry's old boss had for his crap, and proceeds to shoot him in the face. A fitting end for quite an asshole. Ho, ho, ho.

B.Z. in "Santa Claus: The Movie"

Now here's a flick that most people seem to forget during the holiday season and I've never understood why since it's a fun movie with some great characters. Out of all the characters in Santa Claus: The Movie, though, none are more memorable than B.Z., played by John Lithgow. We never do learn what those initials stand for, but I like to think his name is something along the lines of Bastard Zillionaire. Now B.Z. is the head of the BZ Toy Company which has been under investigation by the United States Senate because they've been manufacturing dangerous toys including highly flammable dolls and plush panda bears stuffed with sand, nails and shards of glass. How's THAT for cutting corners to save a buck? He eventually convinces one of Santa's ex-elves, Patch (Dudley Moore), to start working with him to create a magical new product that will put his company back on top: lollipops with a secret ingredient that make people float. The lollipops are a hit, but B.Z. isn't satisfied yet. He gets Patch to make new candy canes with a higher dosage of the stuff. And here's the kicker, he doesn't even want to wait until next December, he's so greedy that he decides to create "Christmas II" during the middle of the year. When he learns that the new magical candy canes are actually quite volatile when put near heat, does he take them off the market immediately? No, he tries to cover it up and keep the sales going while he makes plans to move to Brazil where he'd be safe from extradition. What an asshole. Well, the cops eventually catch up with him, but rather than be taken alive, he eats a ton of the magical candy canes and ends up floating up into space where, for some cartoony reason, he's both able to breathe and not freeze to death. Again, somebody please explain to me why this movie isn't as popular as other Christmas movies which are constantly aired on TV come December each year. I've never understood it.

Scut Farkus in "A Christmas Story"

Scut Farkus. You're damned right. If there's ever been a more iconic Christmas movie asshole than him, I'd love to hear about it. Just look at his face... look at it! The narrator of A Christmas Story recollects him as only a terrified child would, "Scut Farkus! What a rotten name! There he stood, between us and the alley. Scut Farkus staring out at us with his yellow eyes. He had yellow eyes! So, help me, God! Yellow eyes!" He's the ultimate bully and therefore the perfect opposition for our hero, young Ralphie, to exact all his pent-up frustration upon. Throughout the movie, Scut (Zack Ward) attacks kids from school who are smaller than him by twisting their behind their backs while making them scream out "uncle!" in agony. Eventually, he catches up with Ralphie and starts harassing the hell out of him too. Ralphie's already had a bad holiday season, what with his dreams of owning a Red Rider gun constantly being shut down with the old "You'll shoot your eye out!" defense, and this just happened to be the final straw left in his haystack of mental stability. We get to see the anger brewing in Ralphie as Scut continues to taunt him, and then when he simply can't take it anymore, he pounces the much larger Scut and proceeds to beat his face into a bloody pulp while grunting a plethora of priceless profanities. Watching Ralphie pound Scut into the ground as he cries his ass off his the kind of rare movie moment that actually makes people want to stand up and cheer, and I'd bet good money that many have done just that upon viewing it. The Scut Farkus affair will forever be one of my favorite Christmas movie memories.

And that about wraps it up for my favorite Christmas movie assholes. Just as with the last installment, if I didn't get to cover your favorite movie asshole yet, feel free to post any of your suggestions in the comments area below. If you don't, I'll make sure Santa pays a visit to your house with an uzi instead of presents this Christmas.

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If you enjoyed this piece, be sure to check out:

My Favorite Movie Assholes: Part 1
My Favorite Movie Assholes: Part 1

My Favorite Movie Assholes: Part 2
My Favorite Movie Assholes: Part 2

Reader Comments

Last of the Time Lords
Dec 5th, 2008, 07:57 AM
Awesome list! Especially Scut Farkus. The beating of a child never generated such glee in the annals of movie history.

But how could you possibly leave out Mr. Potter from It's a Wonderful Life? He's the guy who probably inspired half the people on this list! Mrs. Deagle is a direct homage to him! He's so well remembered as the quintessential Christmas asshole that 70 years later SNL made a sketch that consisted entirely of him getting his ass kicked!

Other's I might have included would be:
*Mr. Shirley from Christmas Vacation (though you already did a sweet review of that film)

*Marty from Ernest Saves Christmas (he actually has Santa arrested!)

*Tim Curry in Home Alone 2 (he does a perfect immitation of the Grinch's evil grin)

*Voldar from Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (horrible movies have assholes too)

*Blackadder from Blackadder's Christmas Carol (The anti-Scrooge. He starts out nice and turns into one major asshole)
Dec 5th, 2008, 08:18 AM
When it comes to the people you listed, Ted Maltin is probably one of the most obnoxious guys out there.

Also, I agree with Doctor Who about Tim Curry as Mr. Hector in Home Alone 2. That bastard deserved more than just a slap in the face.
Insane Writer
Dec 5th, 2008, 10:17 AM
Nice! Btw, I don't know if you know this or not, but Rose Deagle of Gremlins actual was worse than just wanting to kill the dog. A deleted scene showed that she was buying up homes in the town to build a nuclear power plant. The scene had Kate finding and showing Billy a map of the houses Deagle planned to buy up - and Billy's was next in line.

Oh yeah, and I totally agree with Potter. The guy actually (and quite unsubtly) YAWNS when Bailey's giving a speech in defense of his old man. Brilliant!
Retardedly Handsome
Dec 5th, 2008, 10:49 AM
Margo & Todd Chester from X-mas vacation (the neighbors). They remind me of the epitome of 80's assholes with their modern homes and CD players.

Was anyone aware that a second one was made - Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure.
Dec 5th, 2008, 03:51 PM
The actor who play the wimpy husband in The Ref lives in my town. He's probably the closest to a famous person I've met besides a few people from the Avenue Q musical.
Amicable Herculean
Dec 5th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Ted Maltin was my favorite thing about Jingle All The Way, an otherwise generic family cmedy.
What about the Heat Miser? That guy was a real douche.
The Magnificent Bastard
Dec 5th, 2008, 06:01 PM
I second Dr. Who's suggestion! Mr. Potter, the original X-mas movie asshole would be great on this list.

I'd also like to suggest the Burgermeister Meisterburger from "Santa Claus is Coming to Town".
Dec 5th, 2008, 08:17 PM
How about the guy who tried to prove Santa legally insane from Miracle on 34th Street? I can't remember his name.
frappez le cochon rouge
Dec 5th, 2008, 10:32 PM
I loved it when Kevin Spacey told her what she was going to get next Christmas.
Dec 6th, 2008, 12:39 AM
Came here for Frank Cross. Was not disappointed.
Dec 6th, 2008, 02:16 AM
Back in high school. My School put on a production of "A Christmas Story". I ended up playing Scut Farkas for 3 of the five shows. During one performance we put on for some kids coming in from a few neighbouring elementary schools, we got to that whole Ralphie beats Scut scene. Well, during that part, the script called for me to give him a facewash (using some snow from a recent snowfall that happened around that time). Well, the dude who handed me the snowball had packed it way too tight, almost an iceball but not quite. So i ended up busting his nose open (Blood on the stage, his costume, some unfortunate children sitting up front). I guess most of the kids thought that it was part of the show because we got some claps and cheers as he stood there, looking pissed off with blood running down his face. So we finish the scene, and i go backstage. And i notice the stage manager panicking over the spilt blood and the poor guy playing Ralphie not realizing that he had been bleeding for the past minute and a half.

Good times, Good times.
Dec 6th, 2008, 11:09 PM
I was hoping for MS. Crock from Screwed.

She was stone cold. She almost sucked out Norm McDonald's soul and made him wear his dead father's tux(which she took off his dead body during his burial).
Dec 7th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Scut Farkus is a name that simply screams asshole.
Rom Translator
Dec 8th, 2008, 09:55 AM
Scut Farkus, ah yes the asshole everyone loves to hate.
Probably why it was so funny when the got the everloving crap beat out of them.
1.21 Gigawatts!!!
Dec 8th, 2008, 10:47 AM
You can go with the abominable snowman from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. However, like most bad guys he was misunderstood. After a simple dental operation, he was nice as can be.
Greasy Bacon of Villany
Dec 8th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Judge Reinhold spends a lot of time trying to convince Scott Calvin that he's not Santa and trying to indoctrinate Calvin's son in not believing in something that we as the audience clearly know is true.
Who? Me?
Dec 8th, 2008, 10:41 PM
Hey, how about the mayor from "The Year Without a Santa Claus"? How that man can honestly be in charge of a town is beyond me!

Or nearly every character in "Rudolph's Shiny New Year"--what sick 'tard has the nerve to laugh at a baby?!?? I mean, sure, his ears are the size of the Hubble telescope, but would you want someone laughing at YOUR deformities?!?? Huh?!?? Would'ja?!??!?? If you ask me, Rudolph shouldn't've gone rescuing Happy--let those jerks stay stuck in 1976!!!!!!

Heck, even the prosecutor (or maybe he was one of the cops; forgot his name, anyway) from "Santa Jr." Not only does he try to have Santa's son imprisoned, but he has the nerve to act like a stereotypical middle school shy kid when on a date with that lawyer woman (forgot her name too)! I mean, really--he was just so cheesy with that date. It's laughable, but not intentional comedy.
Big Red Cat
Dec 12th, 2008, 02:13 AM
The oversight of Mr. Potter from It's a Wonderful Life renders this list null and void.

I'd also tack on the Abominable Snowman and Joe Pesci in Home Alone.
The Ugly Puckling
Dec 12th, 2008, 04:37 PM
What about Culkin from the same film? The two burglars are just trying to make a living, he ruins their lives over objects when he comes from a wealthy family that could easily replace them.

They go to France for Christmas, that's the whole plot of the movie, if you decide to fly to a creepy european place for Christmas, something bad is likely to happen. I've seen Hostel, obviously, they hadn't, but I have.
Pickled Patriarch
Dec 12th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Originally Posted by Doctor_Who View Post
Awesome list! Especially Scut Farkus. The beating of a child never generated such glee in the annals of movie history. But how could you possibly leave out Mr. Potter from It's a Wonderful Life?
Believe it or not, I've never seen "It's a Wonderful Life"... just bits and pieces of it here 'n there. I know it's a classic 'n all, but it's just one of those movies I've never gotten around to seeing. So yeah, that's why Mr. Potter wasn't included on my list. I was simply listing my personal favorites from the Christmas movies I've seen.

Thanks for the comments though everybody, glad you enjoyed the list!
Big Red Cat
Dec 14th, 2008, 11:50 PM
The two burglars are just trying to make a living, he ruins their lives over objects when he comes from a wealthy family that could easily replace them.
I think Kevin (Culkin) thought they were after him. Which they pretty much were (they had to do SOMETHING with him, after all; they didn't bother with masks, so it stands to reason that they were probably going to kill him anyway).
Pickled Patriarch
Dec 15th, 2008, 01:44 AM
Actually, Pesci was less of an asshole than his partner in crime, Daniel Stern. Daniel's character was all about leaving a "calling card" at every house they robbed. So what does he do? He clogged people's kitchen sink drains and left the water running in hopes that the name "The Wet Bandits" would catch on. Robbing people is one thing, but giving them all that water damage on top of it for no real reason? Now that's pretty assholish... even Pesci's character thought so.
Dec 15th, 2008, 05:42 AM
Wet Bandits
Oozes machismo
Dec 17th, 2008, 02:10 AM
Of all the Home Alone characters mentioned, no one mentioned Uncle Frank or Buzz.
Dec 17th, 2008, 02:59 AM
everyone in that movie is an asshole
Pickled Patriarch
Dec 17th, 2008, 03:42 AM
Marley "The South Bend Shovel Slayer" (Roberts Blossom) was certainly not an asshole.

Buzz: You ever hear of the South Bend Shovel Slayer?

Cousin: No.

Buzz: That's him. Back in '58 he murdered his whole family and half the people on the block with the snow shovel. Been hiding out in this neighborhood ever since.

Cousin: Well, if he's the Shovel slayer, how come the cops don't arrest him?

Buzz: Not enough evidence to convict. They never found the bodies, but everyone around here knows he did it. And it will just be a matter of time before he does it again.

Cousin: What's he doing now?

Buzz: He walks up and down the street every night salting the sidewalks.

Cousin: Maybe he's trying to be nice.

Buzz: No way. See that garbage can filled with salt. that's where he keeps his victims. The salt turns the bodies into mummies.
Dec 17th, 2008, 05:35 AM
he was kind of being an asshole to his son by not talking to him
Pickled Patriarch
Dec 17th, 2008, 04:22 PM
Maybe his son was the asshole. Probably some spoiled brat who didn't appreciate what an awesome dad he had.
Oozes machismo
Dec 17th, 2008, 09:34 PM
Damn, even the characters who didn't appear on-screen in Home Alone were assholes.
Dec 18th, 2008, 02:58 PM
"Look what you did you little jerk"
Forum Virgin
Dec 18th, 2008, 04:24 PM
When you think of it, everyone who WASN'T Albert Mouse in "'Twas The Night Before Christmas." Basically everyone is trying to stifle his opinions! It's not his fault Santa Claus had thin skin.

And I agree on Farkus....but what about the Santa Claus in ACS? And his elves? Which may not count to me cause they wound up being funny...as the elf reminds me of my uncle. And even as a kid, Ralphie eating boot was always funny to me.
The Tension and the Spark
Dec 26th, 2008, 06:09 PM
how did this list not include scrooge?
Sympathizes with the foo'
Dec 24th, 2010, 07:08 PM
"What about Culkin from the same film? The two burglars are just trying to make a living, he ruins their lives over objects when he comes from a wealthy family that could easily replace them."
Wow, spoken like a true sociopath, Graystreet. Hey, while we're at it, why didn't Harry and Marv just shoot Kevin in the face and then rob his house? I mean, his parents were well off; they could just make another kid, right?
Forum Virgin
Feb 5th, 2011, 01:42 PM
Max Shreck from "Batman Returns"

Yeah, I know it isn't officially a Christmas movie, but the events of the movie do happen during the Christmas season.

And let's face it, anyone who dumps enough toxic waste to fill a lagoon, is a slumlord who owns half the firetraps in Gotham City, flushes his own business partner down the toilet, plots to steal the city's power with a huge capacitor disguised as a "power plant" and throws his secratary out the window deserves to be on this list of Christmas assholes. Or any list of movie assholes for that matter.

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