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December 21st 2021

From the archive: The Holiday

From the archive: The Holiday

Christmas is just days away, so it’s time to pull out your favourite sweater, get warm and cosy by the fire, and dig into the archives again. With the big day fast approaching, we’re cosying up with a behind-the-scenes look at Nancy Meyers’ The Holiday.

In this festive favourite, Iris (Kate Winslet) and Amanda (Cameron Diaz), two women from opposite sides of the Atlantic, agree to a home exchange to escape holiday heartbreak. Both their lives unexpectedly change upon meeting local men (Jude Law and Jack Black) – but will their impending returns home end their newfound happiness?

Lauded for Meyers’ direction and screenplay, the unique chemistry of the cast, and a standout performance from an against-type Jack Black, The Holiday has become beloved as a modern Christmas classic – one that has audiences falling in love with it year after year.

To celebrate the film’s 15th anniversary this year, the gallery below offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this much-loved Christmas rom-com.

All images are courtesy of Universal.