• Jingle All the Way (1996)

Jingle All the Way

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: November 3rd, 1998

PG |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Workaholic Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wants to make things up to his son, Jamie (Jake Lloyd), and wife, Liz (Rita Wilson). He promises to get Jamie the hottest toy of the season, Turbo-Man -- even though it's Christmas Eve and the toy is practically sold out. As Langston hunts down the elusive gift, he runs into mailman Myron (Sinbad), another father on the same quest. With the clock winding down, Langston's moral code is tested as he starts to learn the real meaning of Christmas.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad , Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad, Martin Mull, Jake Lloyd, Jim Belushi

Director: Brian Levant

Genres: Children , Comedy

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, 1492 Pictures

Keywords: Wife, 1990s, Father, Son, Rivalry, Rousing, Family, House, Love, Pursuit, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    Jingle All the Way is at its best when piling on the slapstick, which director Brian Levant ( The Flintstones ) wisely does often. [22 Nov 1996, p.6G]

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Loaded with cartoon violence (exploding mail-bombs, children hanging perilously from rooftops), numerous groin-kicks and a few mild expletives, Jingle All the Way isn't exactly heartwarming, egg-noggy holiday fare. [22 Nov 1996, p.04]

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    I liked a lot of the movie, which is genial and has a lot of energy, but I was sort of depressed by its relentlessly materialistic view of Christmas, and by the choice to go with action and (mild) violence over dialogue and plot. show more

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