The Road to ChristmasGoofs
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At approximately 1:36, Claire and Hilly are decorating the Christmas tree with a popcorn string. Several minutes later while Claire is packing her suitcase she looks out the window to see Tom and Hilly carrying the Christmas tree towards the house.
When Tom is changing the tire on the late 1970s Ford pickup, a bumper jack can plainly be seen against the side of the bed. This type of jack was designed to be used on the bumper, not the side of the vehicle. Using the jack on the side like he did would only bend the sheet metal on the side of the box, it would not lift the tire off the ground.
Ford pickup trucks of this vintage used in the movie were delivered with mechanical bottle jacks that go under the axle, not a bumper jack as depicted (and erroneously used) in the tire-changing scene.
In the middle of Omaha, a Canada Post van is parked behind Tom's truck.
Crew or equipment visible
Just after Tom backs his truck into the ditch, as he and Claire are arguing about it on the side of the road, an red emergency vehicle with flashing light can be seen far down to the road blocking any traffic that might come by during the shoot.
Errors in geography
The movie takes place across the northern United States. When Claire Jameson (Jennifer Grey) arrives in Lincoln to find a bus transfer it is raining and she complains that her hair will be ruined. A stranger offers her a plastic bag to hold over her hair. The bag is from Dollarama, a Canadian corporation that has no stores in America.
The trip from Ogalala, Nebraska to Denver, Colorado takes three hours and is best traveled via interstate. This trip would barely last a bathroom break let alone the four meals, overnight stay, and many back roads this one takes, even allowing for a side trip to a museum.
Ogallala, Nebraska is in the Great Plains. The topography is different and it is much less forested than where the movie is actually filmed.