DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
IT’S very tough to isolate the funniest scene in this movie but it’s difficult to go past the sequence involving Santa (Billy Bob Thornton) having sex with a prostitute in the Big and Tall women’s dressing room and the series of followup meetings between Santa, his elf, the department store manager (John Ritter) and the head of security (Bernie Mac). In other hands, this could’ve been a very grubby movie indeed, and as it is now, it’s wonderfully borderline. And what a cast. Billy Bob Thornton is fantastic, so are Lauren Graham, Cloris Leachman, John Ritter and Bernie Mac.