Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, he tries hard to come up with a way to make it up to him, this is when his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure of his son's television hero, Turbo Man. Unfortunately for Howard, it is Christmas Eve, and every store is sold out of Turbo Man figures, now Howard must travel all over town and compete with everybody else including a mail man named Myron to find a Turbo Man action figure, and to make it to the Wintertainment parade which will feature Turbo Man. Written by
The Giant Santa in this film is WWE Superstar The Big Show. See more »
When the customers at the toy store are in a rage when Howard shouts that Myron grabbed two balls, they go wild and they make the ball drop out form Myron's hands. The manager of the toy store said the balls were numbered and would be drawn lottery style to see who would get a doll. Having a ball did not guarantee a doll, so there was no reason to fight over the balls like they were guaranteed winners. See more »
[Howard tries to grab the doll]
[Santa stops him]
Ah! That'll be three hundred.
No, chocolate kisses; yes, dollars!
I can't believe this, whatever happened to your lofty ideas huh? I though you're doing all this for the kids.
Well sure, but I don't see why we can't pick up a little loose change in the process.
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After the end credits, there is a brief heartwarming family scene, that ends with a question from Liz. She asks Howard what he got her for Christmas. See more »
First of all, let me say I am way easier on Christmas movies than I am general releases. I don't know why. Maybe its that its the time of the year, and all the tinsel dust gets settled into my brain until I am in a stupor...
But this movie is not that bad. If you just look at it as a lighthearted, fun with the family movie, then you will have fun. It does get real, real cheesy at times, but most of the movie is funny and entertaining. That's all you can ask for from a movie. The biggest drawback is Jake Lloyd. I have never liked him as a child actor. You could always tell he is acting, and he always sounds so damn whiney. Heck, behind Jar Jar, Jake Lloyd is the most annoying actor.
Other than that, it is fun. Hey, if it comes on TV, pop some pop corn, grab the kids, and tune in!
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