While that may be the case, there is one film I always associate with how Christmas brings the worse out of people and that film is . . .
This movie features Greed, Adultery, Stealing, Racism, Terrorist Activities, BlackMarket Santas, and abuse of a Drunk Reindeer . . . Oh and make no mistake, I love every minute of it!
As "Howard Langston" Schwarzenegger plays an all around doucher, who spends little time at home with his wife Liz and son Jamie (played by Mrs. Tom Hanks and young Anakin Skywalker respectfully) and misses out on all the kid's Karate belt ceremonies!
Howard fights crowds in a mad rush, stomping whoever gets in his way, only to be openly mocked by store employees for his cluelessness on all things Turboman.
I'm not trying to touch your kids . . . I just want to see their Balls!
Along the way Howard meets up with another Dad facing the same dilemma, a insane MailMan named Myron played by the one and only Sinbad!
Sometimes the two Dads team up, on the hunt for the same cheap red piece of plastic, but most of the times it turns into Spy vs. Spy shenanigans between them.
They sabotage each other by using everything from marbles to homemade mail bombs. It's the cartoon aspect of the film that works best.
Speaking of cartoons, Phil Hartman shows up as "Ted", a sleazy neighbor of Howard who has the hots for his wife Liz.
The climax of the movie finds Howard and Myron battling it out at a Christmas Parade with Howard dressed as TurboMan and Sinbad as his arch nemesis Dementor.
So this movie is not for everybody, but I always appreciate it for going a different route with the holiday fare and focusing on the 'True Evil Underbelly of Christmas' . . . Consumerism!
PS before I end this post, I just want to give Mad Props to the UnSung Hero of this movie . . .
The Reindeer in this Clip . . .
Man can you take a punch, I'd drink with you anytime ReinDeer Ted!