10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘The Holiday’

  
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Holiday movies and romantic comedies are without a doubt the perfect mix, which is evident from the multitude of made for TV movies plaguing networks at this time of year. While those ones are more guilty pleasures, there have been a couple of blockbuster holiday movies that have become Christmas classics in their own right. Some of these include Love Actually, and The Holiday. With names like Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black tied to the main cast, it is clear the movie has to be better than any other cheesy Christmas flick, and it sure did deliver. Nine years after it has been released, The Holiday is a must-watch during the festive season. Check out 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Holiday.

10. Punch-Drunk Love

Many directors like to throw in little bits of hidden trivia, regardless of whether they are picked up on or not. In The Holiday, Kate Winslet’s character Iris chooses a movie to watch, but is interrupted by Jack Black’s character Miles who would eventually be her love interest. Interestingly enough, the movie she was watching was Punch-Drunk Love, which is about an American man who dates a British woman.

©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

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9. Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman’s cameo in the scene where Iris and Miles are in a Blockbuster store was completely unplanned. Hoffman was nearby when they were filming and stopped to see what was happening with all the cameras and, since he knows the director, Nancy Meyers, he agreed to do the scene ,which made the final cut.

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