The real Santa Claus (David Harbour) is fed up with Christmas. Shortly before taking office, he makes guest appearances in pubs, gets drunk on beer and schnapps, and only wishes that the night of handing out gifts was finally over. Halfway approachable, Santa sets out to slide down the last of the chimneys, place the gifts more or less safe and eat the cookies that have been baked for him.
When bearded Santa Claus magically enters the property of the wealthy Lightstone family and wants to turn to the amenities on offer, he has no idea how long the night is ahead of him. A gang of mercenaries around their leader “Mr. Scrooge” (John Leguizamo) has set himself the goal of robbing the Lightstone family at Christmas. Now it’s time for Santa to face his inner demons and establish law and order. He is supported by the brave, little Trudy Lightstone (Leah Brady), who wants to bring down the crooks together with Santa Clause.
In the style of John Wick, David Harbor beats his way through the large halls of the property as “Bad Santa”. The hit movie is bursting with brutal fight scenes, classic Christmas carols, and cool punchlines. Sure, Violent Night won’t receive the award for the culturally most important film of the year. Instead, the audience is given a gift full of explosive action under the Christmas tree. Anyone who expects a boring and kitschy Christmas film will probably be disappointed. A big Santa!