In honor of my love for Christmas and counting down lists, I am going to count down my top 10 favorite Christmas movies. Then, to take us all the way to Christmas, I am going to count down my top 15 favorite Christmas songs. Well, let’s get started with my number 10 Christmas movie: Jingle All The Way.
10. Jingle All The Way
This might seem like a very weird choice for a top Christmas movie. However, I have always been a big fan and I find myself watching Jingle All The Way every time it’s on television. Why wouldn’t the movie be one of my favorites? It has a number of my favorite things in Arnold Schwarzenegger, pointless action, and good slapstick comedy. I am not usually a huge fan of slapstick comedy for the sake of slapstick; but when it’s done right, slapstick can be hilarious. I can’t think of anytime in this movie where I had to roll my eyes.
In addition, I believe Jingle All The Way knows how to utilize Schwarzenegger the right way. I think Arnold can be hit or miss (i.e. Junior) when it comes to comedy and this was a hit. Arnold and Sinbad have great comedic chemistry and you can tell they probably had fun during filming.
On a final note, what did George Lucas see in Jake Lloyd as his choice for Anakin Skywalker?