In “Four Christmases,” Brad and Kate, a happily unmarried couple, plan a tropical holiday escape for Christmas to avoid their divorced parents. However, when their flight is grounded, they are unexpectedly thrust into a whirlwind tour of all four of their parents’ homes on Christmas Day. As they navigate the unique dynamics of each family celebration, Brad and Kate’s relationship is put to the test, revealing the complexities of love, family, and the true spirit of Christmas in this hilarious and heartwarming holiday comedy.

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9Fun Facts About Four Christmases

(1) During the filming of the dinner sequence in “Four Christmases,” Reese Witherspoon was accidentally hit in the face with a ceramic plate, requiring five stitches and delaying the shoot for three days.

(2) Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and Jon Favreau, all real-life friends, collaborated on several projects, adding a personal touch to their roles in the film.

(3) Peter Billingsley, known for playing Ralphie Parker in “A Christmas Story” (1983), makes an appearance as the ticket agent at the airport.

(4) Director Seth Gordon drew inspiration from his own family Christmases, reflecting the difficulty people face in reconciling their true selves with societal expectations during the holiday season.

(5) The cast includes two Country and Western singers, Dwight Yoakam and Tim McGraw, as well as three Oscar winners for playing Country and Western singers: Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek.

(6) All four actors portraying parents in the film are Oscar winners: Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Jon Voight and Mary Steenburgen.

(7) Mary Steenburgen, Jon Favreau and Peter Billingsley previously appeared together in “Elf” (2003).

(8) Brad playing a video game in the movie includes sounds recognizable as Donkey Kong, a nod to Steve Wiebe, who played Jim and was featured in the documentary “The King of Kong: a Fistful of Quarters” (2007).

(9) Renee Zellweger was considered for the role of Paula.