Le Père Noël est une ordure, which translates to Santa Claus is a Stinker, is a cult French play that was created by the troupe Le Splendid in 1979. In 1982, Jean-Marie Poiré, turned the play into a successful movie. The story follows Pierre, a volunteer in an office that helps depressed people via phone calls. He works with Thérèse, who is secretly in love with him. On Christmas Eve, they're both at work when two of their customers arrive. Katia, a depressive transvestite, and Josette, a naive pregnant woman who just left his fiance. A play full of humor, Le Père Noël est une ordure is a beloved classic that makes a return to the stage every holiday season.