By Hillary Busis
Updated December 18, 2012 at 05:49 PM EST

Which of this year’s nineteenth century-set Christmas Day releases is more depressing: brutal slavery drama Django Unchained, or brutal failed revolution musical Les Misérables? There’s a sound argument to be made in favor of each — and stars Samuel L. Jackson and Anne Hathaway are more than happy to present their dreary cases in this new Funny or Die video. A sample point-counterpoint:

Jackson: “You try being a black man in the south in the 1800s. I bet you couldn’t handle being a black man in the south right now!”

Hathaway: “When there’s a French whore in the White House, then we can talk.”

Jackson: “You say that like there’s never been a French whore in the White House.”

And so on. Who claims victory in this bleak battle? You’ll have to watch to find out — though that random Rudolph who pops up near the beginning might be the video’s real winner.

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