Monday, December 15, 2014

Did you know?

The kids and I are planning on watching tons of Christmas movies next week when we are on vacation.

So, seeing as we are coming up with our list of must see Christmas movies I was wondering if you knew the answer to these questions:

Do you know which actor appeared in both ‘A Christmas Story’ and ‘Elf’?

Peter Billingsley

Despite now directing and producing movies more than act in them Peter Billingsley likes to go back and take on small acting roles from time to time.

In ‘Elf’ he was one of the elves in Santa’s shop.

Did you what color the original Grinch was?

Black and white, with shades of red, which is how Dr. Seuss created him.

But, according to legend, Chuck Jones who directed the Grinch movie wanted him to be green just like all the ugly rental cars driving around in the Washington-Baltimore area.

Did you know that Jack Skellington makes a ‘hidden’ appearance in at least 4 other movies?

-        - Beetlejuice (on the top of the carnival hat that Beetlejuice wears)
-        -  The Princess and the Frog (as one of the Shadow Demons summoned by Dr. Facilier)
-        -  Alice in Wonderland (as the design in the Mad Hatters Bow and Tie)
-        -  Coraline (his head appears in the egg yolk)

Did you know that Hugh Grant really did not want to do ‘that dance scene’ in Love Actually?

According to the director Richard Curtis he was really grumpy about doing it, saying that it wasn’t very ministerial. They only shot that scene on the final day.

I’m so glad they added it, cause I just love it.

Do you watch re-watch Christmas movies?


  1. I have a quiet weekend coming up, with nothing much on other than wrapping presents - I'm kind of excited about "hunkering down" and watching all the Christmas movies I haven't got to yet! I re-watch many of the same ones every year, they are among my favourite traditions. I just can't imagine Christmas without watching Elf, the Home Alone movies, Miracle on 34th Street, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Muppet Christmas Carol, and so on. Can't wait! Enjoy your Christmas movie watching too! :)

  2. Very cool!

    We plan on watching a lot of Christmas movies next week too.

  3. So cool! I didn't even think about the Grinch not being green since the book is basically black, white with red. I also didn't know about Jack being in Beetlejuice! I love Tim Burton so much. I just read about Hugh and Love Actually. I'm glad they did it too!

  4. Actually, I kind of think that dance scene is totally awkward. It's funny, but it doesn't really fit his character at all! (That is seriously one of my favorite movies ever, not just Christmas!) We have only watched Home Alone and National Lampoon's Christmas vacation so far, but I'm hoping we have time for more before December is over!

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