25 Interesting Facts About The Christmas Classic ‘A Christmas Story’
As we approach Christmas in South Louisiana we will all soon be looking for the perfect Christmas movie to get us into the holiday spirit.
Like many of you, one of my favorite Christmas movies is the classic, "A Christmas Story." Yes, the movie that plays for 24 hours on Christmas Eve/Day on television.
If you've watched this classic as much as I have through the years, you probably have many of the lines or scenes memorized.
However, I recently learned more about one of my favorite Christmas movies, and the next time I watch it, I'll be on the lookout for a few of these things.
For one, I did not know that the scene where the boys visit Santa was shot in an existing mall and that much of the filming had to happen overnight. I also didn't know about the big red slide in that scene.
In addition to that, the scene where the kid gets his tongue stuck to the pole had some assistance so that his tongue appeared to really be stuck to the pole. With some basic engineering, producers were able to create this real-life scene outside of the school.
Next, I never knew that two houses were used in this movie, Scenes from the inside of the house were in one house, while the scene on the outside of the house were from another house---in another state.
To see more about the behind-the-scenes of "A Christmas Story," check out this video below. And if you know of anyone who loves this movie as much as you do, send them the link to this story, I am certain that they'd appreciate it.
Now, like most movies mistakes were made in the filming and some got by those editing. Check out these two mistakes that editors missed in the final production of this classic.
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