Christmas Movie Advent Calendar Day 3: Jingle All the Way

Jingle All the Way movie sceneArnold Schwarzenegger is a father on a mission to get the year’s hottest toy in Jingle All the Way, No. 23 on Disc Dish‘s Christmas movie Top 25 countdown.

Schwarzenegger (Terminator) plays a salesman for a mattress company and busy dad who constantly disappoints his son. After missing his son’s karate show, Schwarzenegger is determined to get back into his son’s good graces by getting him the perfect Christmas present: a Turbo Man action figure. The problem is, Turbo Man is quickly selling out in stores.

The 1996 comedy pits Schwarzenegger against mail man Sinbad (Good Burger) as they both try to get their hands on the last available Turbo Man. As the film’s tag line says: Two dads, one toy, no prisoners!

The laughs come fast and plenty in the PG-rated movie, which also stars Phil Hartman (TV’s NewsRadio), Rita Wilson (Sleepless in Seattle) and Jim Belushi (The Ghost Writer) and grossed $60.6 million when it ran in theaters. And there’s plenty of comedic action, with Schwarzenegger fighting the mail man, a group of mall Santas and even a lifesize cardboard cutout of Turbo Man himself.

Jingle all the Way is available on DVD and Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Check out the rest of the Disc Dish Christmas Movie Advent Calendar.

About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.