Jingle All the Way (1996)

Watched at least once before.
Watched 20120115 (Netflix, Instant)
Watched 20140117 (Netflix, Instant) (Streaming until 20140201)
Jingle All the Way (1996) Brian Levant. 89 min

Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) realizes he has yet to purchase a Turboman action figure.

Relevant Links:
Jingle All the Way (IMDb.com)
Jingle All the Way (Wikipedia.org)
Jingle All the Way (RottenTomatoes.com)

Prior to seeing the movie today (20120115), the scene I remember most is when Howard (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is racing Myron (Sinbad) down the street to the radio station as he recites "Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen."

Myron (Sinbad) holds a package and threatens that its a bomb.

While I wanted to watch this movie during the holidays, unfortunately I didn't get the chance. Thankfully, the comedy and fun of the movie exists year-round.

However, I would say I thought some parts of the movie were a bit ridiculous and unbelievable. Yes, they were excessively over the top. However, one could argue that ridiculous is reasonable for a family movie.

Overall, the parts of the movie I enjoyed watching most were the moments between actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad.

The mall Santa (James Belushi) tries to make a buck off of Howard.

While about half of the movie is quite bad, the overall fun should be worth the watch, especially during the holiday season.

Oh, I suppose an additional reason to see this movie is to see Jake Lloyd in a movie role prior to being Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999).

[20120121][20140117 Edit]

Instant Comments:
I started the movie around 7 pm.
Haha. "You're my number one customer."

Howard imagines his son Jamie (Jake Lloyd) growing up to be like Myron.

Their house is the only unlit house. Hahaha. Ted is installing some lights.
Haha. Arnold's eyes before going to bed.
I love the scene with the bomb.
Oh, I don't remember the car being stripped.
Great ending!
Great cast.

Mayhem ensues as the bouncy lottery balls fly into the air.

A little scene plays after the end of the credits. Its funny.

Watching the movie again today for screenshots, I found myself enjoying the humor much more than I remember from previous viewings. I suppose the movie just grew on me.

I would revise my previous comments and recommend this comedy, especially for the holiday season.

Howard's wife Liz (Rita Wilson)

Instant Comments:
"Put that cookie down, now!"
Hehe. "You broke my little mirror."
Haha. "He got two! He got two!" "Get the mailman!" "He's lying! He's lying!"
Oh, I don't think I previously realized James "Jim" Belushi was the mall Santa that hooks Howard (Arnold Schwarzenegger) up with a Turboman doll.
"She can't, she's next door petting Ted."

"Oh, poor baby."

HAHAHAHAHA. "Here's to you, Dad."
Haha. "Um, Randy, Germaine, Tito."
Poor Martin Mull (the DJ).
Hehehe. "You too, Barnaby Jones"
Hahaha. "Let's watch." "And listen." [the casters straighten their papers in tandem]
Oh, I never thought about how that's a possible reference to Star Wars: "Well you see Jamie, I'm you're..."

Howard's neighbor Ted (Phil Hartman)

References The Wizard of Oz: "Come back here kiddy, and you're little doll too."
"You ever see the movie Vertigo? Does that mean anything to you?" Actually, I haven't seen it, so it doesn't mean anything to me. Ha.
Haha. The jetpack part is a bit ridiculous. But overall pretty cool.
Okay... well... a bit of the flying after that is silly.
Hahaha. Officer Hummell's reaction to Howard turning around.

Howard gets into a brawl with a bunch of crook Santa Clauses.

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