Willie Stokes is the main protagonist of the 2003 Christmas crime-comedy film Bad Santa. He is a criminal who dresses as Santa Claus in order to rob the mall with his dwarf friend Marcus.
Eventually, he warms up to a boy who is unfortunately named Thurman Merman and whose father is in prison. This is shown when Thurman gets a black eye.
One day, Willie tries to steal a purple elephant as a present for Thurman.
Finally, though still cursing and sarcastic, Willie becomes a changed man.
Willie is played by Billy Bob Thornton.