10 Fun Facts You Never Knew About ‘The Holiday’

Holiday prep and parties are in full swing! Between shopping, cooking, and getting ready for a seemingly unending stream of relatives, it’s necessary to find time for feel good movies, including The Holiday. The heartwarming film about two women who swap homes to escape their personal dramas over Christmas unexpectedly find love with local men, leading to funny and fuzzy feelings for everyone watching. Even if you can recite the movie word for word, here are 10 fun facts you probably didn’t know about this classic holiday flick!

1. When Kate Winslet’s character first gets to LA, her celebratory dance was completely improvised on the spot.

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2. Dustin Hoffman‘s cameo was completely unplanned. After lunching near the film set, he stopped to see what the production was. Turns out he knew director, Nancy Meyers, and was asked to pop in the movie.

3. The house swapping website Amanda and Iris use is real.

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4. Jack Black was hesitant to star in a rom-com, but once he found out he would be acting with Kate Winslet, he was in.

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5. Kate had a real life romance with co-star Rufus Sewell, who played Jasper.

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6. Cameron Diaz credits The Holiday to being her most physically trying because of all the running required of her character.

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7. The Rose Cottage does not actually exist. It was built over the course of two weeks in a field by the producers.

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8. Jude Law‘s favorite part of the film was working with the two young actresses who played his daughters Sophie and Olivia.

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9.Lindsay Lohan said yes to star in the film trailer Cameron’s character is working on because Nancy was Lindsay’s The Parent Trap director.

10. The hilarious “boob graze” line when he and Iris are eating sushi was inspired by a real life accidental “boob graze” on Nancy by Jack Black. He apologized, but she found it so funny she wrote it into the script.

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