Best Christmas movie audio problems of all time

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The Polar Express picture

Audio problem: When the elves are marching around, listen to the footstep sounds and watch their feet. A lot of times the noise and movements don't match. This is especially apparent when the five elves who have been taking wish calls go to the transporter.

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While You Were Sleeping picture

Audio problem: In the scene where Lucy first enters Peter's hospital room, you can hear a respirator, and he is not hooked up to one. Also, the respirator noise is much faster than an unconscious human should be breathing.

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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause picture

Audio problem: When Scott is making a distraction, he says, "Well, this show stinks." But his mouth is saying, "Well, this show sucks." Done in order to keep the G rating, I presume.

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Batman Returns picture

Audio problem: The Batmobile is supposed to be powered by a Jet engine. The sound in the sequel is dubbed rather flawlessly except for two brief instances when you can hear the 8 cylinder piston engine.

Sol Parker
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Trading Places picture

Audio problem: When Valentine, and Winthorpe, are sitting in the living room you hear them talking but you can barely hear the TV. But as soon as Clarence Beaks' name is mentioned on the TV, all of a sudden the volume goes up without anyone touching a button. (01:25:20)

Rollin Garcia Jr
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Home Alone picture

Audio problem: When Kevin is going through Buzz's private things he finds a picture of his girlfriend. Sickened by her appearance, he smashes the picture. But the smashing sound starts before he hits it. (00:22:05)

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The Santa Clause 2 picture

Audio problem: When Abby, an elf, is about to tell Santa that Charlie is on the naughty list, she says something about 'Brazilian cocoa beans'. As this line is heard, you can see that her mouth is moving completely differently from the words we hear.

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A Christmas Story picture

Audio problem: When Ralphie's father opens the crate containing the leg lamp, he says, "Well, it could be anything." Then his mother says, "Maybe they forgot" without moving her lips. Obviously dubbed in later.

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Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer picture

Audio problem: At the end of the elf concert, when Mrs. Claus walks right out right after Santa does, we hear the sound effect of a door slam before she even closes the door. (00:13:40)

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Bad Santa picture

Audio problem: When Willie listens to his messages, the sound of a tape rewinding can be heard although it's a digital answering machine.

amycamille1975
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Christmas with the Kranks picture

Audio problem: When the carolers come to sing for the Kranks, it is professional-quality singing. Then the neighbors join and you can hear that more people are singing, and the quality of the singing is realistically worse(the neighbors can't sing well.) After a few shots of the carolers AND the neighbors singing, the sound goes back to just the carolers singing, though you still see the neighbors singing on screen.

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Die Hard picture

Audio problem: Just after Hans addresses McClane by his name over the radio, we can hear Powell say, "Better get ahold of someone at dispatch," but his mouth movements don't match what we hear. (01:18:50)

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Love Actually picture

Audio problem: When David the Prime Minister is trying to get Natalie's Octopus Brother out of the limo, Natalie laughs but we don't hear it. (01:47:29)

andrinaluvsmart
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It's a Wonderful Life picture

Audio problem: When George is talking to Harry on the phone regarding being decorated with a medal of honor, he is at his office. The guy to the right of him starts to say "what is he saying?" but the audio cuts off just before he finishes "saying." The scene cuts to a closer shot of George talking, so why did the audio cut off?

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Lethal Weapon picture

Audio problem: In the beginning, when Murtaugh's daughter comes downstairs in the black dress the dialog is dubbed in. After the spin, she's talking but she doesn't move her mouth (even before the spin she isn't in sync). Her little sister replies and doesn't move her mouth either.

Bishop73
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation picture

Audio problem: When Ellen cuts a head of cabbage in half after her mother asks her if she's smoking again, the sound of the knife hitting the cutting board is heard before the knife hits the cabbage. (00:23:15)

Casual Person
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Gremlins picture

Audio problem: When Kate is behind the bar, and the Gremlins are drinking beer and smoking, Kate says "Just don't bite me." Her mouth doesn't move at all when this is heard. (01:11:00)

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The Santa Clause picture

Audio problem: When the cops stop the random Santa on the street thinking that he's Calvin, he says, "It's not even my suit! It's a rental!" But his lips are completely out of sync.

Knever
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