- Hilarious in Hindsight: A talking snowman who's quite huggable. 15 years later...
- Nightmare Fuel: The car accident scene is pretty disturbing, although the accident itself is not actually shown. As Jack drives his car down an icy road late at night, he gradually loses more of his vision due to the winter storm while ominous music plays. Then the windshield wipers stop working, and Jack loses control of the car and the screen cuts to black just as a loud crash is heard.
- One-Scene Wonder: The chained-up Superman with Batman's head.
- Special Effects Failure: The blend between the puppet snowman and the CGI snowman is... less than seamless.
- Even disregarding that, neither method is particularly convincing. The puppet looks incredibly stiff and lifeless with a terrifying-looking face that moves in a jerky manner. The CGI model meanwhile, looks like something from before Jurassic Park. Which is especially odd as this movie uses the same company as that one.
- Tear Jerker: Also qualifies as Narm Charm, Charlie building a snowman by himself, set to Fleetwood Mac's Landslide.
- The look on his face as he looks at the snowman that resembles his father.
- Uncanny Valley: The snowman.
Roger Ebert: To see the snowman is to dislike the snowman. It doesn't look like a snowman, anyway. It looks like a cheap snowman suit. When it moves, it doesn't glide — it walks, but without feet, like it's creeping on its torso. It has anorexic tree limbs for arms, which spin through 360 degrees when it's throwing snowballs. It has a big, wide mouth that moves as if masticating Gummi Bears. And it's this kid's dad."