Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Consuela. Drew comes up with idea that Alicia can play the role of Consuela, the cleaning lady from Ecuador. Drew only calls her by this name a couple of times. Once being at the dining table as he hands out the scripts for the family.
Poor Don's Treeland. Once Drew decides on the perfect tree, the sign "Poor Don's Treeland" comes into view.
Salami. Drew ate the last of Tom's salami, so when the family went out Christmas shopping together, he went into the deli and had to buy more. I thought his response to Lenny the butcher about having "A pain in the butt (cleaner version), about six feet tall in my house" was pretty funny.
$250,000. Drew even had his lawyer draw up a contract that entitled him to sleep in his old bedroom, which just so happened to belong to Brian. The contract expired at 11:59 pm on Christmas Day.
2 first class tickets to Fiji. Drew buys Missy tickets to Fiji so that they can escape for the holidays and spend Christmas alone. Missy gets upset that Drew never wants to be around family, and she breaks up with him and returns home to her parents. As a makeup gift, Drew has his assistant send Missy a Cartier bracelet.
Bar Code Media. Drew worked for Bar Code Media. This is seen quite a few times in the background during the scenes of Drew at work. The product we see him trying to market was for farm-fresh, fat-free, pre-spiked egg nog in a bottle.
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. I just love this song. Everytime I hear it I just want to start decorating my house up for Christmas. Which is a bad thing since Staples now plays it when the school season starts back up in their commericals.
4. When Drew finally confesses to Alicia about his sad family life, he tells her that his dad walked out on him and his mom on Christmas Day, when he was only four years old.
My grandfather. Bill Macy plays the part of Doo-Dah. Drew hires him to portray his grandfather because the Valco family was missing one. Doo-Dah's real name is Saul and he's a stage actor from the local theatre.
Skippy. Missy's father, Horace Vanglider, lets loose on her mother, Letitia, while at the Valco's home. He informs his wife that he's put up with her crap for 25 years, and he knows that it was Skippy who got her pregnant. Missy's mother is played by Stephanie Faracy- you might remember her as John Candy's wife in "The Great Outdoors". David Selby plays Horace. He is better known as the cunning Richard Channing on "Falcon Crest." I used to love that show.
People I Love Leave Me. I felt so bad for him when he wrote this down. With all that he'd been through in his life, it was nice to see him happy with the Valco family, even if it did cost him a lot of money.
$72.50. The cab driver has to ask Drew a couple of times for his $72.50. Drew hands him money and then asks for the cab driver to wait for him. The cab driver ends up leaving after witnessing Drew get knocked out by Tom, with a shovel. This was because Tom thought that Drew was trying to burn his house down, when in actuality he was just trying to burn away his grievances.
2 Edgewood Road, Lincoln Wood, Illinois. Drew calls Catherine and tells her that if anyone needs to reach him that they can call him on his cell. And that if she should require to send him anything, to send it to 2 Edgewood Road, Lincoln Wood, Illinois.
A bra. When Drew finds out that things are not so good with Tom and Christine he goes to speak to her in Brian's room. He asks her if everything is okay and she tries to tell him all is well. This is when he points out, "Are you sure? Because you just put a bra in Brian's sock drawer." And I love her line, "Oh, well, that's your brother. He's 15, likes to experiment. We still love him."
Doo-Dah. Christine was ready to go off on her own when Drew told her she had to go with Doo-Dah. When she questions Drew as to why, he tells her, "Because he's your father?"
A Christmas Carol. Doo-Dah played Scrooge in the play, "A Christmas Carol". I liked the scene where Tom and Drew show up at the play and after watching Doo-Dah perform, Drew comments, "He's not that bad," and Tom replies with, "He's not that good either".
None of these figures. It cost Drew an extra $25,000 to have Doo-Dah play the role of grandpa. Poor Brian got kicked out of his bedroom when Drew moved in, and now with Doo-Dah there, he had to give up the couch and sleep in the carriage house.
With mini marshmallows. This was another funny scene that I quite enjoyed. When Christine gives him his hot chocolate and he tells her his mom used to put marshmallows in it, she happily throws in a couple of large ones. When she hands him the mug once again, he informs her that his mom only put in the mini marshmallows. She takes the large marshmallows and hacks them up with a butcher knife.
Oh Christmas Tree. Just as Drew is about to turn on the Christmas lights, he makes Tom sing "Oh Christmas Tree", much to Tom's dismay.
Lincoln Wood. The sign is shown just before we watch Drew and Tom walk up the stairs to go see the play. This movie was supposed to be filmed in Arlington Heights but was later changed to parts of Chicago, because the weather was too cold.