18 Details From Iconic Christmas Movies That Are So Damn Small And So Freaking Clever

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas has more — um — adult jokes than I remembered.

    1. In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, when a couple received their baby, there was a joke about the wife having an affair.

    A man looking at a baby and saying "He looks just like your boss"

    2. Also, in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Grinch's adoptive moms were having a swingers party when the Grinch arrived in a basket.

    The Grinch's mom's at a party collecting everyone's key's in a bowl

    3. In Frozen 2, Elsa walked through the memories of the past and saw her parents. In the memories, her father was reading a book by a new Danish author, and the cover of the book had a silhouette of The Little Mermaid.

    4. In _Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, _Hermey is human, which is why he doesn't fit in with the other elves.

    5. In The Santa Clause, there was a boy with pointy ears sitting behind Charlie in his classroom during the Career Day presentations. His pointy ears signified that he was an elf.

    A little boy with pointy ears sitting behind Charlie in class

    6. In The Polar Express, the Christmas tree at the North Pole stands on a compass that points south in all directions.

    The tree at the north pole on a compass with all the signs pointing south

    7. In Home Alone 2, Fuller wore the same coat that Kevin wore in the first Home Alone film, implying that Kevin grew out of the coat and it was handed down to Fuller.

    Kevin wearing a jacket in "Home Alone" and Fuller wearing the same jacket in "Home Alone 2"

    8. In The Polar Express, a protest sign said, "Say yes to Lone Pine Mall construction," which was a reference to the Lone Pine Mall in Back to the Future. Both movies were directed by Robert Zemeckis.

    A protest sign from "The Polar Express" that says "Say yes to Lone Pine Mall construction" and a picture of Lone Pine Mall from "Back to the future"

    9. In Christmas With the Kranks, Luther and Nora wore the same swimsuits as the people in the ad that inspired them to go on vacation.

    10. In The Nightmare Before Christmas, the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was sitting in the back row of the town meeting scene.

    The evil witch sitting in a meeting in "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

    11. In Elf, the costumes were based on the elves' outfits from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

    Buddy from "Elf" wearing a very similar outfit to one of the elves from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"

    12. In Santa Clause 3, they had a beverage called Red Deer, which was clearly a reference to Red Bull.

    13. In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Ron Howard, the director, made a cameo as one of the villagers in Whoville.

    Ron Howard as a Whoville resident

    14. In Home Alone, the pizzeria the McAllisters ordered from was called Little Nero's Pizza, which was a reference to the real-life Little Caesars Pizza.

    15. In _The Polar Express, _there was a quick shot showing a statue of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.


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    16. In Home Alone, Daniel Stern wore fake feet during a scene where he was walking outside "barefoot."

    17. In Four Christmases, Peter Billingsley (Ralphie from A Christmas Story) made a cameo as a front desk employee at the airport.

    Peter Billingsley as a airport employee in "Four Christmases"

    18. And in Just Friends, the snowman’s smile turned into a frown after the front yard had been destroyed.

    The snowman smiling in the front yard and then the snowman frowning and decapitated in a ruined yard later in the movie

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