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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Holiday • Member Bonus • Jingle All the Way (1996)

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Jingle All the Way • Member Bonus

"Where’s your Christmas spirit?!?”

With toy crazes like the Cabbage Patch Kids, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, and Tickle Me Elmo, it’s easy to see where the idea to satirize the commercialization of Christmas would come from. That certainly was the intention of Randy Kornfield with his Jingle All the Way script. But does it get there? Director Brian Levant was excited to deliver that satirization, but again, does it feel like it worked? Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we celebrate our members and deliver this member bonus episode for December 2021, a conversation about Levant’s 1996 film Jingle All the Way.

Jingle All the Way has its moments, but doesn’t feel like it works as intended.

If the goal of the film was to create a family comedy that also satirized the commercialization of Christmas, it never quite—Hold on there! This is only available for members as this is our December 2021 member bonus episode. Why not become a member so you can listen to it too? We’d love it if you became a member to support our show, but you’d love it because of everything you get. We have monthly member bonus episodes that only members can access. You also get monthly Flickchart re-ranking episodes, access to members-only Discord channels, and early releases for every episode. We have a special episode we release at the end of each series called Retake during which we break down our overall thoughts of the entire season. Plus, you get to vote on the movies we discuss in our members only episodes! What can we say? It pays to be a member. Learn more about supporting The Next Reel film podcast through your own membership — visit TruStory FM. Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel’s Discord channel!

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