15 Interesting Christmas Movie Fan Theories We Wish Were True
Nothing gets us into the holiday spirit quite like our favorite Christmas movies, from the old classics like Rudolph and remakes of The Grinch to newer favorites like Elf. We know all the music, we know all the lines, but have you ever wondered about a specific character or storyline? So have other fans. We managed to round up some of the best fan theories surrounding the holiday movies we hold dear.
Which Christmas movie fan theory do you think could be true? Vote up your favorites below!
- 174 VOTES
Whoville Is On A Snowflake And A Spec Of DirtPhoto: The Grinch / Universal Pictures
From Redditor u/bergj63:
In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Whoville is located within a snowflake. In Horton Hears a Who, Whoville is located within a speck of dirt. Think about it, when the snowflake melts, Whoville lands on a speck of dirt which Horton finds and saves.
- 284 VOTES
Buddy Gained Time Manipulation Powers From The North PolePhoto: Elf / New Line Cinema
From Redditor u/bysigningupyouagree8:
Buddy makes etch-a-sketches quicker than a normal human. It only takes Buddy a day to walk roughly 3,000 miles from the North Pole to New York (impossible for a normal human). Buddy manages to decorate an entire department store in one night by himself. Then the snowball fight; only does Buddy craft dozens of snowballs in seconds, but he is also able to move his arm at inhuman speeds to continually launch snow balls at their attackers - this is the only time we see his time manipulation from a human perspective.
Buddy doesn’t have control over his power. But whenever he is hyper focused (making things, going to find his dad, protecting his brother) he slows down time around him. This allows him to perform tasks at superhuman speeds. I believe Buddy somehow absorbed magical power throughout his life at the North Pole. All of the elves have this power, and to a greater degree than Buddy because they live for hundreds of years and have been there for generations. Santa possesses this power to an even greater degree which allows him to deliver presents to children all around the world in just one night.
- 351 VOTES
In 'Nightmare Before Christmas' All Of The Citizens Of Halloween Town Represent Specific FearsPhoto: The Nightmare Before Christmas / Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
From Redditor u/djmcknig:
The introductions in the song could be taken literally. I think that every fear is represented by a person in Halloween town, as Halloween is a holiday to celebrate our fears. The more universal, the older, and the more terrifying a fear is, the more prominent the person in the town is. The song introduces us to several of the larger fears. Presumably there are other fears in this town as well, less popular, less powerful. Perhaps fear of fish is here, or the fear of evenly-spaced organic holes (it's a real thing, look it up). Perhaps even the fear of unwanted responsibilities. Maybe Lock, Stock, and Barrel are the fear of unwanted children. And of course, being children, they are the most likely to work for Oogie, as children are more ready to accept unnamed fears, having not yet segmented and personified all they are afraid of.
- 476 VOTES
Hermie The Elf Is A Misfit Because He's Actually A HumanPhoto: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer / CBS
From Redditor u/HLHLHL:
It finally made sense to me this Christmas. Hermie's not like the other elves. He doesn't make toys that fast, wants to be a dentist instead, and gets teased by the other elves. Why? Because despite his small stature, Hermie is not an elf. He's human. How do we know this? Elves have pointy ears, and Hermie has round ears. This is why Hermie doesn't have the same attention span or work ethic the other elves have. I'm surprised that with how everyone focuses on Rudolph's physical differences, the other elves don't sing "Hermie The Round Ear Elfling." It's almost like Rudolph secretly had the plot of the movie Elf 40 years before.
- 547 VOTES
Jack And Oogie Boogie Are At Odds Because He's Too EvilPhoto: Nightmare Before Christmas / Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
From Redditor u/babaoryan:
TL;DR - The Bogeyman was too evil. Halloween town fits Halloween as a holiday: kid in costumes, candy, parties, trick or treating, maybe scary movies.The Bogeyman wants horror. He... wants to strike fear, real fear, into the hearts of everyone, and that's not something Jack will ever be okay with.
Oogie Boogie was the previous King; a scary and ruthless dictator, of sorts. Halloween Town, like the other holiday towns, only came about due to the presence of normal people--and when normal people first started doing the "All Hallow's Eve" thing, they didn't have a Jack O'Lantern as the symbol--it was all about ghosts, zombies, mummies, vampires, spirits, et cetera. "Things that go bump in the night"--where Oogie Boogie would represent that primal fear of a singular creature-being: "the Bogey Man." So, as humans evolved their understanding and traditions of "All Hallow's Eve" into "Hallowe'en" to finally "Halloween," I'd imagine that Oogie Boogie lost power over time--and with the "birth" of Jack, came a new rise to power. A nicer, kinder power--so while he was the "Face" of Halloween Town (like Santa is the "Face" of Christmas Town) the Mayor runs all the smaller matters of the town, so that they feel they have a voice. Meanwhile, since the primal fear of "Oogie" is still present in mankind, he still lives--but is banished from Halloween Town proper. Lock, Shock, and Barrel are the personification of "fear of trick or treaters," and were perverted by Oogie--thus giving him some small measure of power outside his banished domain.
- 663 VOTES
The Whos All Have Hearing LossPhoto: How The Grinch Stole Christmas! / MGM Television
From Redditor u/The_Real_Crow:
In the animated How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the Whos play a wide variety of loud instruments and participate in raucous games. The noise from these activities is so loud that the Grinch can hear it in his cave at the top of the mountain. As a result, the Whos all have hearing loss, which allows the Grinch to invade all their houses and steal everything without waking anyone other than Cindy Lou, who was so young that the damage hadn't fully set in yet.