In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, the festive favourite realised on a slim budget, and a British Christmas film that had to battle to get to the screen.

It’s well known that Warner Bros passed on 1990’s Home Alone, but even when Fox picked the project up, the budget was tight – leading to some neighbourhood disturbance.

Get Santa was ready to go back in 2011 – but the overlooked, charming British festive film would take a few more years yet to make.

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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