Continuity mistake: When Steve Finch crosses the street to talk to Buddy Hall outside the hardware store, he raises his collar around his neck. Slightly further on in the scene, when the two are in front of the tree, he places his hands in his pockets. The two then walk back to Hall's pickup, at which point Finch's collar is down, and returns to being up when they finish walking. At no time does Finch remove his hands from his pockets.Ian Hunt
Continuity mistake: When Finch sneaks into Buddy's yard to unhook the lights, he jumps into the stall with the camel. At this time the camel vomits on his face. But when he gets out of the stall, his face is completely clear. One can argue that he wiped it, but there is no way he could have gotten it completely clean with just his hand. He did not have time for all of that.
Continuity mistake: When Buddy is buying lights at the hardware Finch comes across the street to stop him. When someone comes over for Buddy's advice watch the shopping cart the amount of lights change from one (1) box to zero (0) boxes then when Buddy comes back to the cart there are two (2) boxes of lights in the cart.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Buddy steps on the Christmas light and gets the idea of being seen from space, the path to the trash is clear of snow but when we see a shot of Buddy from above, the path is not cleared of snow, then it is cleared again.
Continuity mistake: When Steve's wife is getting ready to leave near the end of the movie, the driver's side window is down as she opens the door. As the camera shows her inside the car in the next shot, the window is fully up.