Parents' Guide to

Jingle All the Way

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Ahnold terminates the holiday spirit.

Movie PG 1996 85 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 26 parent reviews

age 12+

A Fun Christmas Movie Albeit Sleazy Character

A pretty good Christmas movie about father who is trying hard to keep his promise to his son. But it is somewhat ruined by a sleazy character that was totally unnecessary with some double meaning language. Overall good message but some uncomfortable scenes, nothing is explicit but just awkward.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

More cussing than advertised

I se of A word, Hell, damn a couple times. Definitely more cussing than just one damn by the wife.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (26):
Kids say (24):

If you don't have to watch Jingle All the Way, don't. It's everything that's wrong with the holiday season: It's competitive, it's stressful, it's desperate, and it's all about consumerism. In short, there's no one in this movie for kids to look up to. And what that means is that, despite being about getting toys, this is a movie for adults who've been in Harold's position and who desperately want to be their sons' heroes. But it's not fun to watch for anyone.

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