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Surprising Facts About All-Time Popular Christmas Movies
- Now a beloved classic, It’s a Wonderful Life was a total box office flop when it was released in 1946.
- Emma Thompson wore a fat suit while filming Love Actually.
- Some of the Jean Shepherd stories that eventually made it to the A Christmas Story script were first published in Playboy.
- Jim Carrey worked with a CIA specialist who trained agents to survive torture in order to get through the painful makeup process for Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Then 8-year-old Natalie Wood believed her Miracle on 34th Street costar Edmund Gwenn was actually Santa Claus.
- In The Muppet Christmas Carol, the flowing look of the Ghost of Christmas Past was achieved by submerging the puppet in a water tank.
- According to The Nightmare Before Christmas‘ supervising animator Eric Leighton, the film was shot at 24 frames per second, meaning the characters had to be posed 24 different times for each second of the film.
- An episode of MythBusters proved that a tongue can instantly get stuck to a freezing pole à la A Christmas Story.
- Eagle-eyed viewers will spot a hidden Mickey Mouse logo when The Santa Clause characters Scott and Charlie pass by the moon in a sleigh.
- Will Ferrell ate so much sugar while filming Elf that he had trouble sleeping.