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(2003)

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Billy Bob Thornton admitted that he was genuinely intoxicated during the filming.
This was John Ritter's final acting appearance in a movie and it is dedicated to his memory.
The word "fuck" and its variations are used 159 times in the movie. The term "shit" appears 73 times amid a total of approx. 300 profanities.
Tony Cox ad-libbed the "You probably shouldn't be digging in your ass" line. Director Terry Zwigoff found the line so funny that he admitted to repeatedly cracking up on set and even waking up in the middle of the night laughing.
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen and Terry Zwigoff revised the screenplay.
Jack Nicholson read the script and wanted to do the film, but had to turn it down because he was already committed to Something's Gotta Give (2003).
Bill Murray was signed on as Willie but dropped out for Lost in Translation (2003).
Throughout the film, there are several hints to Bernie Mac's character having chronic constipation; he eats oranges, mixes stool softener into his drinks, etc.
Larry David was considered for the role of Willie.
The unrated version of the film furthers the record for the most profanities in a Christmas film, including 170 uses of "fuck", 74 uses of "shit", 31 uses of "ass", 10 uses of "bitch", and 1 use of "bastard", in variable forms.
Ajay Naidu's character calls Billy Bob Thornton's character an "ass clown." Naidu was in Office Space (1999), the movie that made the term "ass clown" popular when Michael Bolton (the singer) was referred to as a "no talent ass clown".
John Bunnell (Police Chief) is actually a sheriff who regularly hosts Police Videos (1998).
Billy Bob Thornton's character "Willie" last name is revealed as Soke when he is in the hotel room in Miami, on the answering machine.
First movie in Ireland to be rated the new 16 certificate.
Former child actress Joan Delmer (as Joan Del Mar) appears in this film.
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The Czech Republic's title for this film translates as "Santa is a Pervert".
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Cameo 

Sarah Silverman:  deleted scene, portraying a Santa Trainer.

Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

According to his report card, the name of "The Kid" is Thurman Merman.

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