Billy bob thornton returns to star as criminal santa impersonator willie stokes in this festive black comedy sequel. still the same drunken, greedy guy, willie and his sidekick marcus (tony cox) conspire to make a big score this christmas, by robbing a chicago charity. this time they have some help, even if it is a little unwelcome, from willie's mother, sunny (kathy bates). she is as ambitious as she is crass, so she ought to fit right in. but things might get even more complex thanks to the involvement of the bombshell who runs the charity, diane (christina hendricks). with a pure heart and a less than pure mind, willie is smitten with her. the cast also features brett kelly and ryan hansen.