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  • When Buddy was walking through the Lincoln Tunnel, there were actual travelers and workers driving through it during rush hour.
  • The doctor and the narwhal voice were playing by the director, Jon Favreau. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319343/trivia)
  • One of the skyscrapers built by Buddy in Gimbels is the Liberty One building in Philadelphia. In real life, Gimbels was a Philadelphia-based department store. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319343/trivia)
  • The outside of Gimbels is a digitally altered view of the 34th St. Macy's, a reference to Miracle on 34th Street (1947). Gimbels was Macy's main competition but it is now closed. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319343/trivia)
  • The scene where the fake Santa is chasing Buddy had to be done in one take because it was too hard to rebuild everything. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319343/trivia)
  • Buddy's 12-second belch was supplied by voice actor Maurice LaMarche, best-known for his cartoon character, "The Brain", from "Pinky and the Brain" (1995), and who also did the operatic belching in "Animaniacs" (1993) as "The Great Wakarotti". LaMarche also worked with Will Ferrell on the animated series, "The Oblongs..." (2001). (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319343/trivia)
  • When Buddy goes to Gimbels to ask Jovie out on a date the song we hear playing over the loudspeaker is "Christmas Island" sung by Leon Redbone. Redbone also provided the voice of Leon the snowman at the North Pole. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319343/trivia)
  • When she first meets Buddy, Jovie asks, "Did Crumpet put you up to this"? Crumpet is the name David Sedaris called himself while working as an elf, as recounted in his Christmas story anthology "The Santaland Diaries." David Sedaris's sister, Amy Sedaris appears in the film as James Caan's assistant, Deb. The usage of the name Crumpet may refer to Sedaris or may be a coincidence. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319343/trivia)

(All of these facts taken from: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319343/trivia)

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