A Bad Moms Christmas is the sequel to the hit comedy Bad Moms, directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. A Bad Moms Christmas follows three under-appreciated women: Amy (Mila Kunis), Carla (Kathryn Hahn), and Kiki (Kristen Bell), as they rebel against high expectations of hosting Christmas.
A Bad Moms Christmas starts with Amy (Kunis), divorced and in a happy new relationship with Jessie (Jay Hernandez), describing what it takes to put together a “magical” Christmas, all while having hectic work schedules.
Amy (Kunis), Carla (Hahn), and Kiki (Bell) then go to the mall where they get drunk in the food court. Making a pact to take back Christmas, the women decide they’re going to have a mellow holiday, where they are going to relax with their family, and order Chinese food for dinner.
Being the rebels that they are, the women dance provocatively with Santa and steal a Christmas tree out of Lady Foot Locker. When the moms return home, they each find out that not only are they hosting Christmas, but they have to entertain their mothers.
Each mom and daughter struggle with their own issues and the tensions are high. Amy’s mom, Ruth (Christine Baranski) is a perfectionist, while her dad (Hank Peter Gallagher) is the enabler. Kiki’s mom, Sandy (Cheryl Hines) has no boundaries; and Carla’s mom, Isis (Susan Sarandon), is trouble and only comes around when she needs money.
Ruth plans to throw a top-of-the-line Christmas party where she’s invited 184 people, including Kenny G to perform. She’s also obsessed with winning this year’s caroling competition. Wanting to make Christmas special for her grandchildren she goes above and beyond with holiday lawn decorations. This takes away from Amy’s plans to have a relaxed Christmas. Amy has to figure out how to stop letting her mom take control of her life.
Carla’s mother, Isis, is a cowgirl who hitchhikes rides from truckers. Constantly in and out of Carla’s life, Isis doesn’t know what year it is, let alone that it’s Christmas.
Kiki’s mother, Sandy (Cheryl Hines), is obsessed with her daughter. She wears pajamas with Kiki’s face on them. She even buys the house next door. Kiki pushes Sandy away when her mom pretends to have “heart cancer, stage 12,” during a therapy session.
While each mom has managed to screw up Christmas, they encourage each other to make amends with their daughters. A Bad Moms Christmas has mom-daughter moments that will make you cry and laugh at the same time. It’s a must-watch movie during the holiday.