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* StatuesqueStunner: Savannah, played by the 5'1'' Abbey Lee, is seen as very sexy by the men in the office.

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* StatuesqueStunner: Savannah, played by the 5'1'' 5'11'' Abbey Lee, is seen as very sexy by the men in the office.


%%* IronLady: Carol.

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%%* * IronLady: Carol.Carol, who puts everyone in the office on edge just be entering the building, and runs a very tight ship as CEO.
* IronicName: ''Carol'' is vehemently anti-Christmas party, and appears to not care much for the holiday in general.


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* StatuesqueStunner: Savannah, played by the 5'1'' Abbey Lee, is seen as very sexy by the men in the office.

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* CelebrityParadox: Carol is seen reading ''Literature/TheGirlOnTheTrain''. Jennifer Aniston's husband Justin Theroux had starred in the film adaptation.


* AllForNothing: After Clay went to all the trouble of throwing the Christmas party to win over Walter Davis and get a major deal, [[spoiler:it is revealed that Davis was fired a couple of hours before the party, so he didn't have any authority to make such a deal]].



* PoorCommunicationKills: Trina [[spoiler:abducts Clay, but fortunately Clay's so drunk that she doesn't realise that he's keeping the money she's after on his person, and wastes time trying to make him take her to a personal safe]].



* ShoutOut: Clay is a huge fan of ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' series. [[spoiler:This actually becomes a major plot point, with him coming close to committing ''de facto'' suicide by copying a stunt from the movies.]] As well, a replica of the famous [[Series/GameOfThrones Iron Throne]] is prominently featured when the party gets going.

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* ShoutOut: Clay is a huge fan of ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' series. [[spoiler:This actually becomes a major plot point, with him coming close to committing ''de facto'' suicide by copying a stunt from the movies.]] movies]]. As well, a replica of the famous [[Series/GameOfThrones Iron Throne]] is prominently featured when the party gets going.

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* NoodleIncident: Clay muses at one point that he's straight "except for that one time [in] Vegas".


* HairTriggerTemper: The best way to describe Trina (Jillian Bell), a pimp that comes into the scene mid-film, is "[[DistaffCounterpart female]] Creator/JoePesci". The MeanCharacterNiceActor contrast is a major whiplash for a comic star known for things like [[http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/01/jillian-bell-justin-timberlake this]].

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* HairTriggerTemper: The best way to describe Trina (Jillian Bell), a pimp that comes into the scene mid-film, is "[[DistaffCounterpart female]] Creator/JoePesci". The MeanCharacterNiceActor contrast is a major whiplash for a comic star known for things like [[http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/01/jillian-bell-justin-timberlake this]].


* TheCameo: Chicago Bulls player Jimmy Butler appears as himself.

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* TheCameo: Chicago Bulls player Jimmy Butler appears as himself.himself as a guest at the party.



* ComedicSociopathy: A bunch of different characters show bits and pieces of this. Jillian Bell's character is more of a straight-up example of TheSociopath.

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* ChekhovsGun: Mention is made of the office containing one of the company's old first-generation servers. During the climax, [[spoiler: it's used to get the internet back up and running]].
* ComedicSociopathy: A bunch of different characters show bits and pieces of this. Jillian Bell's character Trina is more of a straight-up example of TheSociopath.



-->'''Mary Winetoss:''' I've got doughnuts. I've got jelly. And sprinkles. But not 'cronuts', because they're a bastard pastry.\\\
'''Mary Winetoss:''' It's a Kia. It's what God would drive.
* ShoutOut: Clay is a huge fan of ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' series. [[spoiler:This actually becomes a major plot point, with him coming close to committing ''de facto'' suicide by copying a stunt from the movies.]] As well, a replica of the famous Series/GameOfThrones throne is prominently featured when the party gets going.

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-->'''Mary Winetoss:''' -->'''Mary:''' I've got doughnuts. I've got jelly. And sprinkles. But not 'cronuts', because they're a bastard pastry.\\\
'''Mary Winetoss:''' '''Mary:''' It's a Kia. It's what God would drive.
* ShoutOut: Clay is a huge fan of ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' series. [[spoiler:This actually becomes a major plot point, with him coming close to committing ''de facto'' suicide by copying a stunt from the movies.]] As well, a replica of the famous Series/GameOfThrones throne [[Series/GameOfThrones Iron Throne]] is prominently featured when the party gets going.


* BenevolentBoss: Clay Vanstone is an ''awesome'' boss. As clueless and privileged as he is, he genuinely means well in every way. Josh Parker is a more realistic, down-to-earth version; he's a NiceGuy who tries his best to balance being productive with doing the right thing.

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* BenevolentBoss: Clay Vanstone is an ''awesome'' boss. As clueless and privileged as he is, he genuinely means well in every way. Josh Parker is a more realistic, down-to-earth version; he's a NiceGuy who tries his best to balance being productive with doing the right thing.thing and having fun.


* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Carol is ''totally'' right that her brother is an eccentric goofball that isn't pushing his branch to anything like it's real potential, and the man has nothing like the calmness and impulse control (let alone the business and/or scientific expertise) that a manager at his level ought to have. Clay is ''totally'' right that her sister is a callous scrooge that does't get how employees are human beings rather than just nondescript resources to be kicked around without a care, and the woman has nothing like the basic social mindedness (let alone the positive vision about how to develop the company) that an executive at her level ought to have. [[spoiler:This makes their quasi-reconciliation at the end all the more satisfying.]]

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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Carol is ''totally'' right that her brother is an eccentric goofball that isn't pushing his branch to anything like it's its real potential, and the man has nothing like the calmness and impulse control (let alone the business and/or scientific expertise) that a manager at his level ought to have. Clay is ''totally'' right that her his sister is a callous scrooge that does't get how employees are human beings rather than just nondescript resources to be kicked around without a care, and the woman has nothing like the basic social mindedness social-mindedness (let alone the positive vision about how to develop the company) that an executive at her level ought to have. [[spoiler:This makes their quasi-reconciliation at the end all the more satisfying.]]



* ComedicSociopathy: A bunch of different characters show bits and pieces of this. Jillian Bell's character is more of a straight up example of TheSociopath.

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* ComedicSociopathy: A bunch of different characters show bits and pieces of this. Jillian Bell's character is more of a straight up straight-up example of TheSociopath.



* {{Jerkass}}: Co-director Gordon said about Aniston's character, "We created this character for Jennifer because she's absolutely fearless when it comes to playing somewhat unlikeable characters in comedies. For her, the more daring the role, the better." [[spoiler: She graduates to JerkWithAHeartOfGold when her brother gets in serious trouble with Trina and her criminal associates. The siblings' relationship has shades of TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou, although she seems to significantly mellow out when the film comes to a close.]]
* LaughablyEvil: Trina. She's still enough of a tremendous asshole that [[spoiler:her arrest at the end of the film is very satisfying.]]
* MoodWhiplash: While having a layer of seriousness in that the group really does need to land that client, the generally goofy tone of the film's beginning and middle section contrasts a lot with [[spoiler:Clay's thwarted attempt at a ''de facto'' suicide. Still, there's a pretty happy ending.]]
* MrViceGuy: Clay is hedonistic in an eccentric way, but he ''sincerely'' means well, to the point that [[spoiler:it's revealed near the end of the film that he's spent a lot of his personal fortune directly to benefit his employees and doesn't have that much left.]]

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* {{Jerkass}}: Co-director Gordon said about Aniston's character, "We created this character for Jennifer because she's absolutely fearless when it comes to playing somewhat unlikeable characters in comedies. For her, the more daring the role, the better." [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She graduates to JerkWithAHeartOfGold when her brother gets in serious trouble with Trina and her criminal associates. The siblings' relationship has shades of TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou, although she seems to significantly mellow out when the film comes to a close.]]
* LaughablyEvil: Trina. She's still enough of a tremendous asshole that [[spoiler:her arrest at the end of the film is very satisfying.]]
satisfying]].
* MoodWhiplash: While having a layer of seriousness in that the group really does need to land that client, the generally goofy tone of the film's beginning and middle section contrasts a lot with [[spoiler:Clay's thwarted attempt at a ''de facto'' suicide. Still, there's a pretty happy ending.]]
ending]].
* MrViceGuy: Clay is hedonistic in an eccentric way, but he ''sincerely'' means well, to the point that [[spoiler:it's revealed near the end of the film that he's spent a lot of his personal fortune directly to benefit his employees and doesn't have that much left.]]left]].


''Office Christmas Party'' is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon (known for doing ''Film/BladesOfGlory''). Written primarily by Justin Malen and Laura Solon (with help from four other contributors), it has an ensemble cast of comedians including Creator/JasonBateman, Creator/OliviaMunn, Creator/TJMiller, Creator/JillianBell, Creator/VanessaBayer, [[Creator/CourtneyBVance Courtney B. Vance]], Creator/RobCorddry, Creator/SamRichardson, Creator/RandallPark, Creator/KateMcKinnon, and Creator/JenniferAniston. It was released on December 9, 2016 by Paramount Pictures.

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''Office Christmas Party'' is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon (known for doing ''Film/BladesOfGlory''). Written primarily by Justin Malen and Laura Solon (with help from four other contributors), it has an ensemble cast of comedians including Creator/JasonBateman, Creator/OliviaMunn, Creator/TJMiller, Creator/JillianBell, Creator/VanessaBayer, [[Creator/CourtneyBVance Courtney B. Vance]], Creator/CourtneyBVance, Creator/RobCorddry, Creator/SamRichardson, Creator/RandallPark, Creator/KateMcKinnon, and Creator/JenniferAniston. It was released on December 9, 2016 by Paramount Pictures.


''Office Christmas Party'' is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon (known for doing ''Film/BladesOfGlory''). Written primarily by Justin Malen and Laura Solon (with help from four other contributors), it has an ensemble cast of comedians including Creator/JasonBateman, Creator/OliviaMunn, [[Creator/TJMiller T.J. Miller]], Creator/JillianBell, Creator/VanessaBayer, [[Creator/CourtneyBVance Courtney B. Vance]], Creator/RobCorddry, Creator/SamRichardson, Creator/RandallPark, Creator/KateMcKinnon, and Creator/JenniferAniston. It was released on December 9, 2016 by Paramount Pictures.

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''Office Christmas Party'' is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon (known for doing ''Film/BladesOfGlory''). Written primarily by Justin Malen and Laura Solon (with help from four other contributors), it has an ensemble cast of comedians including Creator/JasonBateman, Creator/OliviaMunn, [[Creator/TJMiller T.J. Miller]], Creator/TJMiller, Creator/JillianBell, Creator/VanessaBayer, [[Creator/CourtneyBVance Courtney B. Vance]], Creator/RobCorddry, Creator/SamRichardson, Creator/RandallPark, Creator/KateMcKinnon, and Creator/JenniferAniston. It was released on December 9, 2016 by Paramount Pictures.


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* BadBoss: Carol Vanstone embodies this to a huge degree, although she's as intelligent and capable as she is cruel and vindictive (unlike your standard [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Dilbert-esque]] executive/manager.

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* BadBoss: Carol Vanstone embodies this to a huge degree, although she's as intelligent and capable as she is cruel and vindictive (unlike your standard [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Dilbert-esque]] executive/manager.executive/manager).



* ShoutOut: Clay is a huge fan of ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' series. [[spoiler:This actually becomes a major plot point, with him coming close to committing ''de facto'' suicide by copying a stunt from the movies.]]

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* ShoutOut: Clay is a huge fan of ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' series. [[spoiler:This actually becomes a major plot point, with him coming close to committing ''de facto'' suicide by copying a stunt from the movies.]]]] As well, a replica of the famous Series/GameOfThrones throne is prominently featured when the party gets going.


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!!They provide !!!!''Office Christmas Party'' provides examples of: of the following tropes::


'' Office Christmas Party'' is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon (known for doing ''Film/BladesOfGlory''). Written primarily by Justin Malen and Laura Solon (with help from four other contributors), it has an ensemble cast of comedians including Creator/JasonBateman, Creator/OliviaMunn, [[Creator/TJMiller T.J. Miller]], Creator/JillianBell, Creator/VanessaBayer, [[Creator/CourtneyBVance Courtney B. Vance]], Creator/RobCorddry, Creator/SamRichardson, Creator/RandallPark, Creator/KateMcKinnon, and Creator/JenniferAniston. Released on December 9, 2016 by Paramount Pictures, it received middling critical reviews but proved to be a box office success.

In terms of plot, it's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what the title says]]: a holiday movie centered around a big corporate shindig. A branch of an electronics-based company called Zenotek hosts an epic Christmas party, spearheaded by its wild manager ([[Creator/TJMiller T.J. Miller]]) and his right-hand man (Creator/JasonBateman), in order to land a big client ([[Creator/CourtneyBVance Courtney B. Vance]]) and fend off the negative attention of its humorless, uptight CEO (Creator/JenniferAniston). In a twist, the local manager and the CEO are actually [[SiblingRivalry brother and sister]].

[[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext And a guy dressed as Jesus rides a stallion]].

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''Office
Christmas Party'' is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon (known for doing ''Film/BladesOfGlory''). Written primarily by Justin Malen and Laura Solon (with help from four other contributors), it has an ensemble cast of comedians including Creator/JasonBateman, Creator/OliviaMunn, [[Creator/TJMiller T.J. Miller]], Creator/JillianBell, Creator/VanessaBayer, [[Creator/CourtneyBVance Courtney B. Vance]], Creator/RobCorddry, Creator/SamRichardson, Creator/RandallPark, Creator/KateMcKinnon, and Creator/JenniferAniston. Released It was released on December 9, 2016 by Paramount Pictures, it received middling critical reviews but proved to be a box office success.

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In terms of plot, it's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what the title says]]: a holiday movie centered around a big corporate shindig. A branch of an electronics-based company called Zenotek hosts an epic Christmas party, spearheaded by its wild manager ([[Creator/TJMiller T.J. Miller]]) (Miller) and his right-hand man (Creator/JasonBateman), (Bateman), in order to land a big client ([[Creator/CourtneyBVance Courtney B. Vance]]) (Vance) and fend off the negative attention of its humorless, uptight CEO (Creator/JenniferAniston). (Aniston). In a twist, the local manager and the CEO are actually [[SiblingRivalry brother and sister]].

[[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext
sister]]. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext And a guy dressed as Jesus rides a stallion]].



* ArtisticLicenseEngineering: Zenotek is working on a project to transmit high-speed internet through power lines and the rest of the regular power grid, and it's portrayed as... something close to magic in the film (understandably enough, since it's a goofy comedy and not a documentary film about electronics). Broadband Over Power Lines (BPL) is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadband_over_power_lines genuinely a thing]], but it faces a buttload of technical challenges to apply in practice, particularly since devices such as relays and transistors create a lot of signal noise. In RealLife, it arguably counts as AwesomeButImpractical.
** A review from ''Variety'' [[http://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/office-christmas-party-review-1201935957/ called this out]], remarking how "Zenotek hatched the most significant advance in internet technology of the new millennium" even as "employees [were] making photocopies of their butts."
* BadBoss: [[Creator/JenniferAniston Jennifer Aniston's]] Carol Vanstone embodies this to a huge degree, although she's as intelligent and capable as she is cruel and vindictive (unlike your standard [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Dilbert-esque]] executive/manager.
* BenevolentBoss: [[Creator/TJMiller T.J. Miller's]] Clay Vanstone is an ''awesome'' boss. As clueless and privileged as he is, he genuinely means well in every way. [[Creator/JasonBateman Jason Bateman's]] Josh Parker is a more realistic, down-to-earth version; he's a [[NiceGuy nice boss]] who tries his best to balance being productive with doing the right thing.
* BothSidesHaveAPoint / JerkassHasAPoint: Carol is ''totally'' right that her brother is an eccentric goofball that isn't pushing his branch to anything like it's real potential, and the man has nothing like the calmness and impulse control (let alone the business and/or scientific expertise) that a manager at his level ought to have. Clay is ''totally'' right that her sister is a callous scrooge that does't get how employees are human beings rather than just nondescript resources to be kicked around without a care, and the woman has nothing like the basic social mindedness (let alone the positive vision about how to develop the company) that an executive at her level ought to have. [[spoiler:This makes their quasi-reconciliation at the end all the more satisfying.]]

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* AluminumChristmasTrees:
** A lot of non-technical viewers will be surprised to learn that using physical power infrastructure to also supply internet access is happening in real-life and wasn't just made up in the film.
** Jason Bateman and Olivia Munn both dance in inflatable snowman sumo suits that are so ridiculous that they're... totally a real thing, and you can buy one right now if you want from online costume shops.[[note]]You might be set back a couple hundred dollars, though.[[/note]]
** Yes, ice sculptures with life-size balls and penises really exist. And they really do dispense liquids out of the end... exactly the way that you'd think. They're more associated with bachelorette parties than anything to do with Christmas, though.
* ArtisticLicenseEngineering: Zenotek is working on a project to transmit high-speed internet through power lines and the rest of the regular power grid, and it's portrayed as... something close to magic in the film (understandably enough, since it's a goofy comedy and not a documentary film about electronics). Broadband Over Power Lines (BPL) is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadband_over_power_lines genuinely a thing]], but it faces a buttload of technical challenges to apply in practice, particularly since devices such as relays and transistors create a lot of signal noise. In RealLife, it arguably counts as AwesomeButImpractical.
**
AwesomeButImpractical. A review from ''Variety'' [[http://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/office-christmas-party-review-1201935957/ called this out]], remarking how "Zenotek hatched the most significant advance in internet technology of the new millennium" even as "employees [were] making photocopies of their butts."
* BadBoss: [[Creator/JenniferAniston Jennifer Aniston's]] Carol Vanstone embodies this to a huge degree, although she's as intelligent and capable as she is cruel and vindictive (unlike your standard [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Dilbert-esque]] executive/manager.
* BenevolentBoss: [[Creator/TJMiller T.J. Miller's]] Clay Vanstone is an ''awesome'' boss. As clueless and privileged as he is, he genuinely means well in every way. [[Creator/JasonBateman Jason Bateman's]] Josh Parker is a more realistic, down-to-earth version; he's a [[NiceGuy nice boss]] NiceGuy who tries his best to balance being productive with doing the right thing.
* BothSidesHaveAPoint / JerkassHasAPoint: BothSidesHaveAPoint: Carol is ''totally'' right that her brother is an eccentric goofball that isn't pushing his branch to anything like it's real potential, and the man has nothing like the calmness and impulse control (let alone the business and/or scientific expertise) that a manager at his level ought to have. Clay is ''totally'' right that her sister is a callous scrooge that does't get how employees are human beings rather than just nondescript resources to be kicked around without a care, and the woman has nothing like the basic social mindedness (let alone the positive vision about how to develop the company) that an executive at her level ought to have. [[spoiler:This makes their quasi-reconciliation at the end all the more satisfying.]]



* DeadpanSnarker: Josh. [[http://www.star-telegram.com/living/article119294178.html One reviewer quipped that]] "[the movie's] heightened unreality only makes for more opportunity for Bateman to access his seemingly bottomless reservoir of put-out sardonic deadpan".

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* DeadpanSnarker: DeadpanSnarker:
**
Josh. [[http://www.star-telegram.com/living/article119294178.html One reviewer quipped that]] "[the movie's] heightened unreality only makes for more opportunity for Bateman to access his seemingly bottomless reservoir of put-out sardonic deadpan".



*** Clay: ''"Done! And you're going to look so stupid!"''
*** Carol, going out the door: ''"Then, we'll finally have something in common."''
*** Door shuts.

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*** Clay: ''"Done! --->'''Clay:''' Done! And you're going to look so stupid!"''
*** Carol, going
stupid!\\
'''Carol:''' ''[going
out the door: ''"Then, door]'' Then, we'll finally have something in common."''
*** Door shuts.
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''[door shuts]''



* DuelingMovies: This movie versus ''[[Film/BadSanta Bad Santa 2]]'', although the latter is ''way'' more on the cynical side.[[Note]]This film is more WhiteAndGreyMorality while the other is more GreyAndBlackMorality.[[/Note]]



* HairTriggerTemper: The best way to describe Trina (Jillian Bell), a pimp that comes into the scene mid-film, is "[[Creator/JoePesci female Joe Pesci]]".
** The MeanCharacterNiceActor contrast is a major whiplash for a comic star known for things like [[http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/01/jillian-bell-justin-timberlake this]].

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* HairTriggerTemper: The best way to describe Trina (Jillian Bell), a pimp that comes into the scene mid-film, is "[[Creator/JoePesci female Joe Pesci]]".
**
"[[DistaffCounterpart female]] Creator/JoePesci". The MeanCharacterNiceActor contrast is a major whiplash for a comic star known for things like [[http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/01/jillian-bell-justin-timberlake this]].



* IronLady: Carol.
* {{Jerkass}}: Co-director Gordon said about Aniston, "We created this character for Jennifer because she's absolutely fearless when it comes to playing somewhat unlikeable characters in comedies. For her, the more daring the role, the better."
** [[spoiler: She graduates to {{JerkWithAHeartOfGold}} when her brother gets in serious trouble with Trina and her criminal associates. The siblings' relationship has shades of TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou, although she seems to significantly mellow out when the film comes to a close.]]

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* %%* IronLady: Carol.
* {{Jerkass}}: Co-director Gordon said about Aniston, Aniston's character, "We created this character for Jennifer because she's absolutely fearless when it comes to playing somewhat unlikeable characters in comedies. For her, the more daring the role, the better."
**
" [[spoiler: She graduates to {{JerkWithAHeartOfGold}} JerkWithAHeartOfGold when her brother gets in serious trouble with Trina and her criminal associates. The siblings' relationship has shades of TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou, although she seems to significantly mellow out when the film comes to a close.]]



* MoodWhiplash: While having a layer of seriousness in that the group really does need to land that client, the generally goofy tone of the film's beginning and middle section contrasts a lot with [[spoiler:Clay's thwarted attempt at a de facto suicide. Still, there's a pretty happy ending.]]

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* MoodWhiplash: While having a layer of seriousness in that the group really does need to land that client, the generally goofy tone of the film's beginning and middle section contrasts a lot with [[spoiler:Clay's thwarted attempt at a de facto ''de facto'' suicide. Still, there's a pretty happy ending.]]



* RealityIsUnrealistic / AluminumChristmasTrees : Several examples.
** A lot of non-technical viewers will be surprised to learn, as stated above, that using physical power infrastructure to also supply internet access is happening in real-life and wasn't just made up in the film.
** Jason Bateman and Olivia Munn both dance in inflatable snowman sumo suits that are so ridiculous that they're... totally a real thing, and you can buy one right now if you want from online costume shops.[[note]]You might be set back a couple hundred dollars, though.[[/note]]
** Yes, ice sculptures with life-size balls and penises really exist. And they really do dispense liquids out of the end... exactly the way that you'd think. They're more associated with bachelorette parties than anything to do with Christmas, though.[[note]]Not that there's anything wrong with [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs having a bachelorette party on Christmas]].[[/note]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Clay has lived ''his entire life'' up to this point by this ethos. Worse yet, it's inherited wealth. In another film, he could be the perfect snobbish douche antagonist,[[note]]think of your typical [[Creator/AdamSandler Adam Sandler]] movie, especially one of his 90s flicks[[/note]] but here he's actually one of the protagonists, and a rather sympathetic one at that. Chalk most of it up to T.J. Miller's charisma.
* SeriousBusiness: [[Creator/KateMcKinnon Kate McKinnon's]] character has a lot of great lines in this vein.
** ''"I've got doughnuts. I've got jelly. And sprinkles. But not 'cronuts', because they're a bastard pastry."''
** ''"It's a Kia. It's what God would drive."''
* ShoutOut: Clay is a huge fan of [[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious the ''Fast and the Furious'' series]]. [[spoiler:This actually becomes a major plot point, with him coming close to committing de facto suicide by copying a stunt from the movies.]]

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* RealityIsUnrealistic / AluminumChristmasTrees : Several examples.
** A lot of non-technical viewers will be surprised to learn, as stated above, that using physical power infrastructure to also supply internet access is happening in real-life and wasn't just made up in the film.
** Jason Bateman and Olivia Munn both dance in inflatable snowman sumo suits that are so ridiculous that they're... totally a real thing, and you can buy one right now if you want from online costume shops.[[note]]You might be set back a couple hundred dollars, though.[[/note]]
** Yes, ice sculptures with life-size balls and penises really exist. And they really do dispense liquids out of the end... exactly the way that you'd think. They're more associated with bachelorette parties than anything to do with Christmas, though.[[note]]Not that there's anything wrong with [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs having a bachelorette party on Christmas]].[[/note]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Clay has lived ''his entire life'' up to this point by this ethos. Worse yet, it's inherited wealth. In another film, he could be the perfect snobbish douche antagonist,[[note]]think of your typical [[Creator/AdamSandler Adam Sandler]] Creator/AdamSandler movie, especially one of his 90s flicks[[/note]] but here he's actually one of the protagonists, and a rather sympathetic one at that. Chalk most of it up to T.J. Miller's charisma.
* SeriousBusiness: [[Creator/KateMcKinnon Kate McKinnon's]] character Mary Winetoss has a lot of great lines in this vein.
** ''"I've -->'''Mary Winetoss:''' I've got doughnuts. I've got jelly. And sprinkles. But not 'cronuts', because they're a bastard pastry."''
** ''"It's
\\\
'''Mary Winetoss:''' It's
a Kia. It's what God would drive."''
drive.
* ShoutOut: Clay is a huge fan of [[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious the ''Fast and the Furious'' series]]. ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' series. [[spoiler:This actually becomes a major plot point, with him coming close to committing de facto ''de facto'' suicide by copying a stunt from the movies.]]



* XMeetsY: The entire movie is basically "''Film/TheHangover'' meets [[UsefulNotes/ChristmasInAmerica CHRISTMAS]]!"
** ''Hangover'' screenwriters Jon Lucas and Scott Moore even pitched in with this film's script.

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* XMeetsY: The entire movie is basically "''Film/TheHangover'' meets [[UsefulNotes/ChristmasInAmerica CHRISTMAS]]!"
** ''Hangover'' screenwriters Jon Lucas and Scott Moore even pitched in with this film's script.
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* CheekCopy: [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] to a hilarious degree.

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