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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 court acknowledged that it is not difficult to believe that two writers can independently create a plot using similar inspiration/experience.
The story is based on the 1980s shopping frenzy over the Cabbage Patch dolls.
'Chris Columbus' wanted Joe Pesci to play Myron, but he was deemed too short next to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
When Howard, dressed up as Turbo Man, gives Jamie the limited edition Turbo Man doll at the parade. Jamie asks Howard, how he knows his name and Howard replies by saying "You see, Jamie. I'm your Father!" A nod to "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back", where Darth Vader reveals to Luke Skywalker he is his father Anakin, by quoting "No! I am your father!". Jake Lloyd later went onto play young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 "Star Wars" prequel "Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace".
The Christmas parade was filmed at Universal Studios, Los Angeles, in the middle of May.
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".
Turbo-Man's red suit is modeled after DC Comic superhero The Flash.
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.
At one point Myron says, "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.

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