2 slow brothers rent a house next to their landlord in the Danish countryside. A young woman stays for Christmas. A creditor living there makes some spiked candy, resulting in chaotic Xmas days for all.
The scene where Sidse Babett Knudsen wakes up in bed next to a severed foot and suddenly regains the ability to speak, was all ad-libbed after she and the director decided that her character Rita needed some more personality. There wasn't time to add to the script, so she had to make up additional dialogue herself while filming.
During the end title a drawing of a saw appears several time, referring to the title Fukssvansen (the old Danish word for saw.)