Trivia / Jingle All the Way
The 1996 film:
- Actor Allusion: "You can't bench-press your way out of this one!" Howard's character wouldn't likely have time to work out much...
- During the "You're my number one customer" scenes, he's shown squeezing one of those hand grips, so he does squeeze in some working out in his job, apparently.
- Completely Different Title:
- The Promised Gift (Mexico/Argentina)
- My Father Has Promised (Turkey)
- My Father is Turbo Man (Finland)
- Father in Trouble (Spain)
- Mission: Christmas Present (Denmark)
- Turbo Dad (Serbia)
- A Promise is a Promise (Italy)
- A Toy Hero (Brazil)
- Harpo Does Something Funny: Myron's monologues were likely this.
- Playing Against Type: Schwarzenegger, to a degree; this is probably the only movie in his career where his build and muscles aren't given some type of display.
- Unintentional Period Piece: While there are tons of imagery and attitudes throughout the film alone to land this film squarely in this trope (having Phil Hartman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sinbad as your top-billed actors as one), there's the orgy of '90s pop-culture characters that were popular with kids of the era in the "Wintertime Fun" parade sequence near the climax—a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Sonic the Hedgehog, Rock-'em-Sock-'em Robots, The Cat in the Hat, Raggedy Ann, and more obscure characters like The Tick.
- Vindicated by Cable: Despite its oft-mocked reputation, it has enough of a fanbase for FX to give it the 24-hour marathon treatment during the holidays.
- What Could Have Been:
- Joe Pesci was initially in mind to play Myron, however they went for Sinbad instead, opting for someone who was closer to Arnold's height.
- Tim Allen was also considered for the role of Howard if Arnold didn't accept.