Yuletide-themed dark comedy stars Billy Bob Thornton as Willie, a low-life con man who, along with pint-sized partner Marcus (Tony Cox) as his trusted "elf," poses as a mall Santa in order to rob the stores. But when a lonely little boy latches onto Willie, the crooked Kris Kringle finds that the "Christmas spirit" may put a crimp in his holiday heists. With Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, Brett Kelly, and, in his final role, John Ritter. 98 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; deleted scenes; alternate scenes; outtakes; featurette; bloopers.