Parents need to know that Violent Night is an over-the-top Christmas-themed action comedy about Santa Claus (David Harbour) trying to help a family being held hostage. It has tons of blood, gore, and strong language, but it's also irreverent and engaging. Violence is extreme, with fighting, guns and shooting, hitting with hand-held weapons and blunt objects, stabbing, slicing, gore, blood spurts, bloody wounds, gurgling blood, heads bashed, limbs broken, eyes gouged, characters electrocuted, explosions, threats, and much more. Swearing includes uses of "f--k," "s--t," "c--ksucker," "bitch," "a--hole," "goddamn," etc. There's also some strong sex-related dialogue and kissing. Santa drinks a lot (and gets drunk), and secondary characters drink socially and during tense situations.