Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Movies

'Jingle All The Way' movie review

See also

'Jingle All The Way'


In this laugh out loud, action packed Christmas family film, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Howard Langston, a career salesman happily married to his wife Liz (Rita Wilson) and father to their little boy Jamie (Jake Lloyd). But job pressure demands cause Howard to run habitually behind schedule, a predicament that his busy-body neighbor and newly eligible bachelor Ted (Phil Hartman) capitalizes on at every opportunity.

And though Ted is a doting father to his young son Johnny, (E.J. De La Pena) his attempts to upstage Howard are quite noticeable with the Christmas holiday just days away, as he surprisingly decorates the exterior of the Langston home with lights; indeed, Ted unabashedly steps into Howard's shoes, taking over for Liz in the kitchen and sending her upstairs to shower as the man of the hour scrambles to locate a promised gift and much sought after Turbo Man doll for Jamie.

Howard's desperate plight to find the TV action figure in time for the town's Winter entertainment parade becomes a hilarious challenge of epic proportions, when he encounters a pretend mall Santa (played by James Belushi) who leads him to a profit making underground Turbo doll operation... and to make things worse, his acquaintance with the unusual Myron Larabee (Sinbad) turns into a last ditch fierce competition for the coveted prize at a local radio station.

Then, minutes before the parade as Ted is about to make his move on Liz in the parking lot, Howard suddenly finds himself backstage where he is mistakenly cast as the late replacement for the larger than life Turbo Man! To Liz's amazement he makes a grand public appearance, choosing Jaime as the recipient of the action figure while valiantly fending off Demento, Turbo Man's arch enemy.

A simply delightful holiday comedy, 'Jingle all the Way' is available in DVD format at area libraries, movie stores and online at


Today's top buzz...

  • Eminem
    The jam-packed Austin City Limits festival lineup has been announced
    Festivals Buzz
  • A.J. Green
    The Cincinnati Bengals kept A.J. Green happy with an extension through 2015
    NFL News
  • Blake Shelton
    Performers announced for Clear Channel's first iHeartRadio Music Awards
    Music News
  • NBA Cheerleaders
    These NBA dancers are guaranteed to take some attention away from the playoff action
    NBA Buzz
  • Kristen Wiig
    Exclusive: Kristen Wiig talks 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty,' new on Blu-ray, DVD
    Movies Buzz
  • Buffalo Bills
    The Buffalo Bills have reached a settlement agreement in a text messaging lawsuit

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!