10+ Weird Things About These Famous Christmas Movies

These facts, people, are all the little things you didn't know about some of the most famous Christmas movies out there.

Share these at your next family party instead of your political views. I promise you that the vibe will be a whole lot better.

Why did 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Take So Long To Shoot?


Just in case you didn't know, The Nightmare Before Christmas took three years to produce. That's because they needed to have 24 frames for every second of that movie.

That's 24 pictures! Screw stop-motion, man!

Where did 'Nightmare Before Christmas' come from?


It actually wasn't all from the twisted mind of Tim Burton.

He got the idea from a poem he wrote when he was working as an animator for Disney back in 1982.

The original Buddy


Believe it or not, [Will Ferrel)(https://people.com/movies/surprising-facts-about-your-favorite-christmas-movies/) wasn't always supposed to play the famous elf.

It was originally written in the '90s, and producers wanted Jim Carrey to have the role.

Emma Thompson isn't actually fat


In the movie Love Actually, she was asked to wear a fat suit.

No idea why maybe it was so people could believe that anyone would actually cheat on Emma Thompson.

Buzz's Girlfriend


The picture we see of Buzz's girlfriend in Home Alone isn't actually a picture of a girl, it's art director's son.

The director apparently thought it would be too mean to make fun of a girl like that.

John Candy's Performance


You could never call John Candy unprofessional. He spent 23 straight hours filming his parts for Home Alone, without stopping to take a nap once!

Man, that guy was great!

Jack Black wasn't sure about 'The Holiday'


At first, he didn't want to be in the movie because it was a rom-com, but then changed his mind when he found out Kate Winslet was going to be in it.

Dustin Hoffman's Cameo


Dustin Hoffman wasn't actually supposed to cameo in The Holiday. He was just having lunch around the corner and happened to know the director.

So they looped him in for a cameo.

The Grinch's Makeup


While he does look like he's having fun as the Grinch, Jim Carrey did not like the experience at all.

It was pounds and pounds of makeup, and he said that it felt like "being buried alive" every day.

In fact, it was so bad, that Jim actually had to get some training from CIA agents.


He learned how to withstand torture from them.

Is the movie even worth making at that point?

The No Ex-Convict Policy


Disney usually has a no ex-convict policy for the movies that they make, but they made an exception for Tim Allen in The Santa Clause.

He was caught in the '70s for cocaine and spent two years in prison.

The Cabbage Patch Kids Inspiration


Wonder where they got the idea for Jingle All The Way? Apparently, it was inspired by the craze involved with Cabbage Patch Kids in the '80s.

Or maybe they just watched some Black Friday videos.

'Miracle on 34th Street's' Summer Release


Although it's obviously a Christmas movie, Miracle on 34th Street was actually released in June.

They did this because they thought that more people would come to the theatre in warm weather.

The Flop That Was 'It's A Wonderful Life'


When it first came out, It's A Wonderful Life was actually a huge flop. Obviously, it's gained a lot more popularity in recent years.

Talk about a cult classic!

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