Festive Facts About Your Favorite Holiday Movies

December marks that time of year when you and your friends and family gather together. You’re either catching up, drinking Egg Nog, or indulging in hours of classic Christmas films. Of course, all of the movies that are associated with the most wonderful time of the year set a high bar for the holiday season.

No matter what your favorite Christmas movie is, you’ll be impressed with how some of these films actually made changes without people realizing it.

It’s A Wonderful Life Was A Box Office Bomb

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RKO Radio Pictures/MovieStillsDb

Considering it became an all-time classic, Frank Capra’s film earned $3.3 million in box office revenues. But, it recorded a loss of $525,000 at the box office, leaving the director to come up with another project. Scrambling to finance his company’s next big production, the next film he directed would be State of the Union.

Despite the failure, it was nominated for five Academy Awards, including one for Best Picture.