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)
Critical Research Failure: Karate Grading. Durring the Karate session, the boys are promoted from Yellow Belt to Purple Belt, which doesn't happen in Karate gradings of any style. In Goju Ryu Karate Orange comes after yellow. In Shotokan Karate Green comes after Yellow (and before purple).
Harpo Does Something Funny: Myron's monologues were likely this.
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.