The holiday season is perfect for spending time with your family, and the best part is that each and every family has their own special way of celebrating.
Some look forward to picking out the Christmas tree together on a chilly day and arguing about which one is best while bundled up in hats, scarves, and fluffy mittens. Other families like to get all dressed up to see the town’s local holiday concert. Others still would rather stay in their pajamas and listen to their favorite songs while sipping hot cocoa.
No matter how you celebrate this time of year, one thing is for sure: holiday movies will be playing on the TV screen for the whole month. And what’s possibly the most iconic holiday film of all time?
That would be It’s a Wonderful Life, of course!
These 10 secrets about the movie will give you a glimpse into what really went on while it was in the making.
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1. Cary Grant Was Meant To Play George Bailey
2. Donna Reed Really Did Break That Window
3. The Baby Photo Is The Real Deal
Jimmy Stewart’s parents donated a picture of their son at 6 months old to use as a prop on set.
4. It Was Filmed In A Heat Wave
5. The Set For Bedford Falls Was Basically A Whole Town
6. The Slap To Little George’s Face Was Real
Robert J. Anderson, who played little George, revealed that the slaps H.B. Warner (Mr. Grower) gave him were real — and the blow really did cause his ear to bleed. But after the scene was over, Warner rushed to comfort the boy.
7. The Film Got Famous Because Of A Clerical Error
8. A Clumsy Stagehand Made His Way Into The Film
9. Forty-Two Angels Got Their Wings
10. Animals Ventured Throughout The Set
Cats, dogs, and pigeons were free to roam around the huge set, adding to the feeling that it really was an inhabited and homey town.
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