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** Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee-Curtis would not play major characters again on film, although Aykroyd began to focus on his wine business and Lee-Curtis has gotten a few leading roles on TV.

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** Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee-Curtis would not play a major characters character again on film, although Aykroyd began instead choosing to focus on his wine business and business. Lee-Curtis has gotten a few had no major film roles for fourteen years after this film’s release, until her leading roles on TV.role in ''Film/Halloween2018'' helped her [[AvertedTrope avert]] this trope.

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* CriticProof: Was savaged by critics at the time of its release, and still managed to become a box office success.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Ally Sheedy was considered for the role of Nora.

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* CreatorKiller: Downplayed. The film's sorry reputation did damage the careers of the people involved, although some of them have recovered:
** Joe Roth directed only one more film, 2006's ''Freedomland''. However, he then returned to producing, the enormous success of ''Alice in Wonderland'' leading him to participate in a number of large-scale films.
** Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee-Curtis would not play major characters again on film, although Aykroyd began to focus on his wine business and Lee-Curtis has gotten a few leading roles on TV.
* GenreKiller: The film's negative reception ended the trend for Christmas family movies kick-started almost 15 years earlier with ''Film/HomeAlone''. Ironically, Chris Columbus was involved with both films.


* ActorAllusion: This isn't [[Film/TheSantaClause the first time]] TimAllen has scared someone into falling off a roof on Christmas Eve.

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* ActorAllusion: This isn't [[Film/TheSantaClause the first time]] TimAllen Creator/TimAllen has scared someone into falling off a roof on Christmas Eve.Eve.
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* ActorAllusion: This isn't [[Film/TheSantaClause the first time]] TimAllen has scared someone into falling off a roof on Christmas Eve.

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