It’s December, which means we can now start watching Christmas films. From make up musings to recreating your own version of the festive favourite that is The Holiday, here we have five fun facts you didn’t know about your favourite festive films…
Actors who played Who’s in The Grinch had to go to ‘Who-School’ to learn how to move and be comfortable being a Who. The Grinch himself (Jim Carrey), had to go through three hours of makeup to get him ready for set. His costume involved wearing a spandex suit covered in yak hairs, dyed green and sewn on one by one.
MIRACLE ON 34th STREET
Miracle on 34th Street was filmed during Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1946, meaning the actors had only one chance to get it right.
Believe it or not, the epic burp scene in Elf was real, however not from Will Ferrel but from Maurice LaMarche, a super talented voice actor.
Hugh Grant wasn’t too happy about taking part in the dancing scene to the Girls Aloud track ‘Jump’ in Love Actually. He didn’t feel like he could do it in a ‘prime ministerial’ manner.
In family-favourite The Holiday, the website Amanda and Iris use in the movie is, in fact, a real holiday seekers website. Exchange homes for Christmas at www.homeexchange.com.