1. Arthur Christmas
Arthur has a different Christmas sweater for every day of the year. His Easter one features the Easter Bunny leaving an egg for Santa on the front, and Santa leaving a Christmas present for the Easter Bunny on the back!
Starring: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent
Directed By: Sarah Smith, Barry Cook
2. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The prosthetic make-up Jim Carrey wore took about 8 hours to apply. Carrey felt so horribly confined and uncomfortable in the latex skin he needed counseling from a Navy SEAL who taught him torture-resistance techniques.
Director: Ron Howard
Release date: November 8, 2000
3. Home Alone
The picture Kevin finds of Buzz’s girlfriend was a picture of a boy made up to look like a girl because Chris Columbus thought it would be too cruel to make fun of a girl like that. The boy that was used in the photo was the art director’s son.
Release date: November 16, 1990
Director: Chris Columbus
4. Bad Santa
Billy Bob Thornton admitted that he was genuinely intoxicated during the filming.
This was John Ritter’s final acting appearance in a movie and it is dedicated to his memory.
Release date: November 26, 2003
Director: Terry Zwigoff
5. A Christmas Carol
Jim Carrey’s first project with Walt Disney Pictures.
The first Disney animated movie to release in IMAX 3D.
Release date: November 6, 2009
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Will Ferrell caused several minor traffic accidents when walking through the Lincoln Tunnel in his costume because people were so surprised to see him wearing an elf outfit.
Release date: November 7, 2003
Director: Jon Favreau
7. Jingle All the Way
Turbo-Man’s red suit is modeled after DC Comic superhero The Flash.
The Giant Santa in this film is of course WWE Superstar The Big Show.
Release date: November 22, 1996
Director: Brian Levant
8. Mickey’s Christmas Carol
This is the last film where Clarence Nash provides the voice of Donald Duck and the first where Wayne Allwine provides the voice of Mickey Mouse.
Initial release: 1983
Director: Burny Mattinson
9. Ernest Saves Christmas
During filming, production ran into trouble when the reindeer began to shed their antlers, so replacement antlers had to be obtained.
Initial release: November 11, 1988
Director: John R. Cherry III
When the Ghost Of Christmas Present (Carol Kane) grabbed Bill Murray’s lip she tore it so badly that filming was halted for several days.
Release date: November 23, 1988
Director: Richard Donner