10 Fun Facts About Everyone\'s Favorite Christmas Rom-Com \'The Holiday\'

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10 Fun Facts About Everyone’s Favorite Christmas Rom-Com ‘The Holiday’

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10 Fun Facts About Everyone\'s Favorite Christmas Rom-Com \'The Holiday\'

More than 10 years ago, Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet gave us #ChristmasVacationGoals, playing characters who committed to a transcontinental home swap and ended up falling in love with locals.

And The Holiday became an instant hit when it hit theaters on December 8, 2006, eventually raking in $205 million worldwide.

Now, 11 years later, relive the yuletide rom-com with 10 fun facts you might not have known, courtesy of IMDb. Click through the slideshow above to get started!

10 Fun Facts About Everyone\'s Favorite Christmas Rom-Com \'The Holiday\'
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Writer-director Nancy Meyers penned the script with Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack Black in mind.

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Kate once dated Rufus Sewell, who plays Iris’s crush Jasper.

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Cameron said that this is the most physically-demanding film she’s ever done… on account of all the running Amanda did!

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Jude’s character, Graham, is the brother of Iris. In real life, the actor has a sister named Iris.

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Writer-director Nancy Meyers used to suffer from the same esophageal spasms that best Amanda.

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Dustin Hoffman’s cameo was unscripted — he happened to be driving by the Blockbuster store during the filming, peered in out of curiosity, and saw his friend Nancy.

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One of Miles’s film composer idols is Ennio Morricone, whose many soundtracks include that of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly — a movie Eli Wallach starred in 40 years before he played Arthur in this movie.

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Ed Burns, who plays Amanda’s ex, directed Cameron in the 1996 film She’s the One.

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Credit: Columbia Pictures

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HomeExchange.com is indeed a real website.

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Credit: Columbia Pictures
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But you won’t find the Holiday houses online. Amanda’s house interior was constructed on a soundstage for $1 million, and Iris’s cottage was built in a field over the span of two weeks.

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More than 10 years ago, Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet gave us #ChristmasVacationGoals, playing characters who committed to a transcontinental home swap and ended up falling in love with locals.

And The Holiday became an instant hit when it hit theaters on December 8, 2006, eventually raking in $205 million worldwide.

Now, 11 years later, relive the yuletide rom-com with 10 fun facts you might not have known, courtesy of IMDb. Click through the slideshow above to get started!