I’ve got an idea with all the Gingerbread & sweets this week. It’s not really a Christmas movie per say but it’s got the ‘Christmas Spirit’
Chitty-chitty-bang-bang. I love this movie, it is magical
Some fun information: (Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062803/trivia )
Lionel Jeffries played Dick Van Dyke's father, despite the fact that Dick Van Dyke is actually six months older than Jeffries.
Phil Collins claims he was one of the children storming the castle at the end of the film but was edited out because of a rather large and unsightly bandage on his head that was covering a cyst.
Baron Bomburst's castle is Neuschwanstein, built between 1869 and 1886 for the Bavarian King Ludwig II, "The Mad King of Bavaria". This castle is also famously known as the model for the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, which was the symbol of the Disney Television programs Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color and it's successors "Walt Disney Presents (1958)" and "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1962)".
The musical number 'Toot Sweets' took three weeks to film and involved 38 dancers, 40 singers, 85 musicians and 100 dogs.
The name Toot Sweet is a play on "tout suite", a French expression meaning "right away" or "quickly".