Jingle All The Way
A comedy about a father trying desperately to find a popular toy that his son wants for Christmas.
Christmas Film World Cup pedigree
Improving performance year on year sees Jingle sent home at Group Stages in 2010 Last 16 in 2014 and a defeat to Gremlins in the Quarters in 2018. 2022 saw the film pegged back to Last 16 by defeat to Scrooged.
BBFC: Mild comic violence
James Belushi, E.J. de la Pena, Martin Mull, Jake Lloyd, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Arnold Schwarzenegger
The story is based on the 1980s shopping frenzy over the Cabbage Patch dolls. However, it ended up perfectly mimicking the Tickle Me Elmo craze of Christmas 1996
Towards the beginning, when Howard is in his office taking phone calls while talking with his wife, he signs a contract. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed his own name during this scene
Last 16 defeat to Gremlins