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Christmas classic “The Holiday” sparks outrage as viewers unearth glaring plot hole



Festive flick under fire for overlooking crucial detail fans can’t ignore

The Holiday, a beloved Christmas classic released in 2006, has recently come under scrutiny as vigilant viewers take to social media to express their distress over a noticeable plot hole. While the film enchants audiences with the romantic escapades of Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, and Jack Black, one vital character seems to have been forgotten – and fans are not letting it slide.

At the heart of this festive favorite is the tale of Amanda Woods (Diaz) and Iris’ (Winslet) quest to escape their troubled past relationships by swapping homes. Love blossoms for both women as they encounter Graham (Law) and Miles (Black), respectively. However, amidst the joy of newfound love, a significant concern has arisen – the fate of Iris’ faithful canine companion.

The plot hole emerges when Iris, without a second thought for her furry friend, decides to engage in the house swap with Amanda. Viewers note that when Amanda arrives at Iris’ charming Cotswolds cottage, the dog is still present, indicating Iris did not arrange for a dog sitter or take him along on her journey.

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The lack of consideration for the dog’s welfare has sparked confusion and outrage among fans, leading to a flood of social media posts highlighting this apparent oversight.

One user on the platform formerly known as Twitter expressed their mixed feelings: “After watching The Holiday (again), I have decided that I can forgive the cheese factor. I can see past Jude Law’s tan, despite being a single parent in the UK in winter. But I can’t grasp Iris’ dog being left at her cottage at the mercy of scatty Diaz with no care instructions.”

Another user raised concerns about the casual nature of the house swap, stating, “The Holiday is such a weird film. Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz’s chat before swapping their HOUSES is way too casual. Also lol at them both being perfect Air BnBs so last minute. Also does Kate Winslet leave Cameron Diaz her dog?!”

The hashtag #JusticeforTheHolidaydog began trending as viewers voiced their distress, with some pondering the fate of the pet in Cameron Diaz’s care and others questioning the wisdom of leaving a beloved dog with a stranger.

As the debate rages on, it seems that, for some fans, this plot hole has forever altered their perception of the classic Christmas film.


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