Bad Moms Christmas – A Bad Moms Christmas is a 2017 American Christmas comedy film written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. A Bad Moms Christmas is a sequel to the 2016 film Bad Moms. The plot follows the three moms from the first film (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn) dealing with their own mothers visiting during the Christmas holiday.
A Bad Moms Christmas film was released in the United State on November 1, 2017, which grossed over $130 Million. It received mixed reviews, with criticism aimed at the thin story and raunchiness.
A Bad Moms Christmas: The Plot
Amy(Mila Kunis) is now in a happy relationship with Jessie(Jay Hernandez) and is looking forward to having a simple Christmas. Her plans are derailed when her overly critical mother, Ruth (Christine Baranski) texts her to say that she is coming for Christmas.
Meanwhile, Kiki (Kristen Bell) is still overworked with her four kids but now her husband Kent is much more helpful. Kiki is surprised when her mother Sandy (Cheryl Hynes) shows up three days earlier than expected and is planning to spend the next three weeks with Kiki. Sandy’s love for Kiki is overwhelming, and smothering Kiki.
When Carla (Kathryn Hahn) gets home, her mother, Isis (Susan Sarandon) has arrived, telling her she intends to spend time with her for the first time in years. Surprised by this turn of events, Carla is excited to spend time with her.
Eventually, Amy, Kiki, and Carla go to the mall where they express their misery over the holidays. But while commiserating about the pressures of the holidays they make a pact to “take Christmas back”. Ruth tries to create a spectacle out of Christmas, rather than keeping it simple as Amy wanted. In an effort to tamp down those plans, Amy takes the family to Sky Zone to meet up with Kiki and Carla and their families. Ruth, Sandy, and Isis all meet and chat while their daughters have fun with their kids.
At work, Carla meets an erotic dancer named Ty (Justin Hartley), who says he is competing in a Sexy Santa competition and he asks Carla to be his date, which she enthusiastically accepts. Kiki continues to have issues with her mother’s overbearing ways and decides to bring Sandy to Dr. Karl (Wanda Sykes), to discuss these issues. This leads to a breakdown in communication leading to Kiki scolding Sandy and causing her to leave the session.
Amy and Kiki join Carla as they attend the Sexy Santa show. All the ladies in the room are impressed with Ty’s dancing. To everyone’s surprise, Isis gets up at the bar and starts dancing with Ty. Carla runs up to get Ty back, leading to a fight. When Carla brings Isis home, Isis tells her she needs money for a new investment, but Carla knows she’s just going to gamble it all away and then disappear from Carla’s life like it’s been for years. Nonetheless, Carla relents and loans Isis the money.
All the families get together for an unorthodox Christmas dinner. Amy, Kiki, and Carla applaud each other for doing what they set out to do, Ty, who has legitimately fallen in love with Carla, tracks her to Amy’s house to start a relationship with her, and Ruth, Sandy and Isis announce that they have become friends and are now planning to take a trip to Las Vegas.
A Bad Moms Christmas Cast
- Mila Kunis as Amy Mitchell
- Kristen Bell as Kiki
- Kathryn Hahn as Carla Dunkler
- Christine Baranski as Ruth Redmond
- Cheryl Hynes as Sandy
- Susan Sarandon as Isis Dunkler
- Jay Hernandez as Jessie Harkness
- Justin Hartly as Ty Swindle
- Peter Gallagher as Hank Redmond
- Oona Laurence as Jane Mitchell
- Emjay Anthony as Dylan Mitchell
- Wanda Sykes as Dr. Elizabeth Karl
- Christina Apligate as Gwendolyn James
- Ariana Grimblat as Lori Harkness
- Kenny G as himself
- Lyle Brocato as Kent
- Cade Cooksey as Jaxon
- Jacks Dean as Bernard