Christmas. It's a time for good cheer, peace on earth and good will toward men. However, if you're a fan of the Bad Santa franchise, it's also a time for cussing, drinking and having a damn good time while breaking the law. A brand new red band trailer for Bad Santa 2 has just hit the web, and it's clear that the series is as vulgar as ever. Check it out below to see for yourself.

I really hope you didn't have any kids in the room while you watched that. From that single trailer, it's abundantly clear that Bad Santa 2 isn't messing around. It's going to be a vulgar, vicious movie that charges headfirst into its R-rating -- and we're so okay with that. The overall narrative feels like a very logical continuation from what we've already seen. Picking up 13 years after the original movie, Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) is reunited with his former partner, Marcus (Tony Cox) to pull off one last Christmas-themed heist. Unbeknownst to Willie, Marcus has also enlisted the talents of Willie's mother (Kathy Bates) and the three team up to rob a holiday charity. As you can imagine: hilarity ensues.

If you've kept up with the marketing campaign for Bad Santa 2 so far, you will instantly realize how much funnier this trailer is compared to the green band version that hit the internet recently. The Bad Santa movies are fully formed R-rated movies, and as such the humor doesn't really work when the vulgarity is sanitized. By contrast, this brand new trailer allows Bad Santa 2 to completely embrace its excess, and it works far better as a result.

That being said, the vulgarity will only work if Bad Santa 2 manages to recapture the underlying sentimentality of the original. Swearing, drinking and excessive drug use are hilarious, but they only work thematically if our protagonists learn something by the end of the movie. They did it once before, let's hope that they can do it again.

We've got a very strong feeling about Bad Santa 2's potential, and it extends far beyond the fact that the original players are returning to the fray. In addition to Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox and Brett Kelly, the upcoming sequel has also enlisted some talented performers to fill out the supporting cast. Although primarily known as a dramatic actress, Christina Hendricks looks to fit in perfectly with the rest of the cast by showing strong affinity for vulgar humor. Then there's Kathy Bates, who basically makes everything better simply by being a member of the cast. She seems to be channeling Mama Boucher from The Waterboy, and it totally works.

We will bring you any and all relevant details pertaining t the upcoming release of Bad Santa 2 as more information becomes available to us. The upcoming sequel to the least wholesome holiday movie of all time will hit theaters on November 23.

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