Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christmas Countdown 2014: Day 20


Just four more days to go and then Christmas is finally there. To make sure you are prepared for the holidays with some geeky facts and badass replies to (almost) every Christmas related question you might be asked, we have a list of 10 random Christmas Movie Facts for you. So let's get started.

1. Scrooged (1988)

When the Ghost of Christmas Present, Carol Kane, grabbed Bill's lip, she did it too hard and tore his lip so badly that they had to delay filming for a couple of days.

© Paramount Pictures | Source: TheListLove

2. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

The movie It's a Wonderful Life was a flop when it played in theatres in 1946.

© Liberty Films | Source: TheBerry

3. Home Alone (1990)

The famous poster for the movie Home Alone with Macauley Culkin screaming is based on Edward Munch's painting "The Scream."

© 20th Century Fox| Source: TheBerry

4. Elf (2003)

Some of the sets for Elf, like Walter's apartement and Gimbals' toy department, were built in an abandoned mental hospital in Vancouver - the same hospital where New Line shot Freddie Vs. Jason.

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5. White Christmas  (1954)

Vera Ellen, who played Judy Haynes, didn't sing any of the songs in White Christmas; her parts were sung by Costar Rosemary Clooney (George Clooney's aunt!) or Trudy Stevens.

© Paramount Pictures | Source: Buzzfeed

6.  The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

One minute of the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas required an entire week of filming. Therefore it took more than three years for the movie to be completed.

© Buena Vista Pictures | Source: Buzzfeed

7.  Frankenweenie (2012) | Corpse Bride (2005) | The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

"Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Not necessarily in that order." - Tim Burton

How can you not love Tim Burton?

© Walt Disney Pictures, Warner Bros. | Source: epicgeekdom

8. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

The Ghost of Christmas Past was created by making a special puppet that was submerged in a tank of water and then green screened into the film to make it appear like she was floating.

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9. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Apparently the prosthetic make-up Jim Carrey wore for the film took over three hours each day to apply. Carrey felt so confined and uncomfortable in the latex skin that he actually got counseling from a Navy SEAL who taught him torture-resistance techniques for coping.

© Universal Pictures | Source: TheChive

10. Love Actually (2003)

Actor Kris Marshall, who played Colin Frissell in the film, returned his pay check for the scene where the three American girls undress him. He said he had such a great time having three girls undress him for twenty-one takes that he was willing to do it for free, thus returning his check for that day.

© Universal Pictures | Source: TheChive


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