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Jingle All the Way (1996) Poster

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Chris Columbus wanted Joe Pesci to play Myron, but he was deemed too short next to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The story is based on the 1980s shopping frenzy over the Cabbage Patch dolls.
In March 2001, a U.S. District Court jury in Birmingham, Michigan, ruled that 20th Century Fox stole the script idea, "Jingle All the Way", from Detroit High School biology teacher, Brian Webster. The studio was ordered to pay $19 million, later reduced to $1.5 million. Webster submitted the script, then named "Could This Be Christmas?", to the studio in 1994 and never received payment or credit despite the film making $183 million. Fox appealed and the verdict was reversed, since Webster's script was submitted after the studio had already purchased a treatment (summary/outline) of what would become the film's script.
The Wintertainment Parade was filmed at Universal Studios, Los Angeles, in the middle of May.
You can actually buy official Turbo Man action figures on Ebay.
This is the third time Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Belushi starred together - the first time being in Red Heat (1988), and the second being Last Action Hero, where Belushi had a cameo as himself.
Turbo Man's red suit is modeled after DC Comic superhero The Flash.
The Turbo Man TV show that Jamie watches at the beginning of the film is a parody of the popular science fiction action adventure fantasy TV series "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers".
The Giant Santa in this film is WWE Superstar The Big Show.
Minneapolis does have a winter parade every year during the Christmas season. It's known as the Holidazzle parade, but it is held in the evening, not during the day as shown in the movie.
Chris Parnell's first movie appearance.
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Tim Allen was considered for the role of Howard Langston.
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This is one of three films that feature both Phil Hartman and Sinbad. The others are "Houseguest" and "Coneheads".
When Howard is in Jamie's room apologizing, in the background on Jamie's wall is a picture of the Incredible Hulk. In 1973, Arnold Schwarzenegger's friend and fellow body builder Lou Ferrigno starred in The Incredible Hulk. They also starred together in Pumping Iron (1977) and have both played Hercules in separate movies.
After Howard is caught breaking into the neighbor's house, Ted says, "You can't bench press your way out of this one." This is a reference to Schwarzenegger's earlier years in which he was a professional bodybuilder.
This film features two actors who have played a Batman villain: Arnold Schwarzenegger (who played Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze in Batman and Robin (1997)) and Richard Moll (who played Harvey Dent/Two-Face in Batman: The Animated Series (1992)).
In order for Howard (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and the mall Santa (James Belushi) to enter the warehouse, the mall Santa has to use the password, "Jingle bells, Batman smells". Schwarzenegger appeared as himself in a photograph in Max Schrek's office in Batman Returns four years prior, and he would go on to play Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin a year after Jingle All the Way.
When Howard (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Myron (Sinbad) burst into the radio station, the D.J. (Martin Mull) is taking a call for the Eight Reindeer name contest. The incorrect names the contestant gives are: "Randy, Tito, and Jermaine". These are the names of three of Michael Jackson's brothers.
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Howard chases a lady in a car who's wearing a fur coat. She had just bought a Turbo Man she had on lay-away at the first toy shop he visits. The lady is Carrie Fisher.
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Danny Woodburn plays Santa's Elf in this film. Woodburn also played an elf two years earlier in an episode of Seinfeld (1989).
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The extra scene after the end credits was omitted from the New Zealand VHS release.
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At one point Myron mentions Jonny Quest when referring to well-known characters on TV. Robert Patrick voiced one of the characters in the Jonny Quest (1986) TV series. Patrick played the T-1000 cyborg in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger.
A puppet was used for the close-up shot of the reindeer groaning when Howard punches it in the face, and again for the close-up shot of the reindeer burping when Howard gives it beer.
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Danny Woodburn's first Christmas movie.
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Both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jake Lloyd have played slaves and robots. Schwarzenegger played Conan in "Conan the Barbarian," in which he is enslaved as a boy. Schwarzenegger played the Terminator, a cyborg from the future, in "The Terminator" films. Jake Lloyd played Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace", in which Anakin is an enslaved boy who later becomes a Jedi, and Lloyd also played the evil robotic Sith Lord Darth Vader.
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Verne Troyer has an uncredited roll as the shortest Santa that get punched by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the warehouse.
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This is Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad's first movie together.
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When the mall Santa is asked the password at the warehouse, he answers "Jingle bells, Batman smells!" Arnold Schwarzenegger would go on to star as Mr. Freeze in Batman and Robin (1997) the following year.
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Harvey Korman, Laraine Newman and Richard Moll, who all appear in the Turbo Man TV show at the beginning of the film, also appeared together in 1994's The Flintstones.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

When Howard, dressed up as Turbo Man, gives Jamie the limited edition Turbo Man doll at the parade, Jamie asks him how he knows his name and Howard replies by saying "You see, Jamie, I'm your father!" This is a nod to Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), in which Darth Vader reveals to Luke Skywalker that he is Anakin by saying, "No! I am your father!" Jake Lloyd, who played Jamie, later went on to play young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999).
At 0:58:22 Arnold knocks a reindeer out by punching it in the face. In Conan the Barbarian (1982), Arnold punches a camel in the face for real.
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The extra scene after the end credits was written to set the stage for a possible sequel. In 2014, a direct-to-DVD sequel, Jingle All The Way 2 (2014), was released. The sequel starred Larry the Cable Guy as laid-back dad Larry who sets to find a Harrison Bear for a Christmas gift for his daughter Noel (Kennedi Clements). Noel's stepfather Victor (Brian Stepanek) is bent on preventing Larry from getting it for her.
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