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When is The Holiday on TV this Christmas? How to watch and stream online

The classic romcom starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz is back on our screens for Christmas 2021 – but where and when can we watch The Holiday?

Published: Tuesday, 21st December 2021 at 2:23 pm

When it comes to the best Christmas movies, few can compete with 2006’s romcom The Holiday – Nancy Meyers’ iconic house-swap romance.


Turning 15 in 2021, The Holiday features a star-studded cast including Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black.

Since premiering back in 2006, the film has become a Christmas TV staple, with it airing without fail every single year over the holiday period.

This modern Christmas classic follows journalist Iris (Winslet) as she decides to escape London for Christmas and house swaps with movie trailer producer Amanda (Diaz), who wants to get as far away as possible from Los Angeles after discovering her boyfriend cheated on her. The two women swap lives – homes, friends, dates and everything in between.

WandaVision star Kathryn Hahn, who plays Amanda’s (Diaz) pregnant assistant in the film, recently revealed an adorable behind-the-scenes fact to to mark the film’s anniversary.

You’re probably well aware that The Holiday is available to stream on Netflix right now, alongside a host of other festive flicks, but where else is it available to watch – and can we go old-school and watch it on terrestrial television? Read on for all the latest information.

In the meantime, check out our guide to the best movies to watch for free on TV over Christmas and New Year.

Alternatively, if you're looking for the best Christmas TV shows to watch this Christmas, why not check out our picks.

When is The Holiday on TV in Christmas 2021?

Yes! The Holiday will be airing on ITV2 at 11pm on 23rd December, and again at 8pm on Christmas Eve.

If you're a Sky or NOW subscriber, The Holiday is also airing on both Sky Cinema Christmas and Sky Cinema Drama throughout the festive period.

Where can I watch The Holiday online this Christmas?

It seems two of the big streamers here in the UK know how important it is that we all get to watch The Holiday whenever we want as both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have it ready to stream.

Or you may rather own the movie and have it take pride of place in your DVD or Blu-Ray collection.

The Holiday plot: what is it about?

Kate Winslet and Jack Black

Kate Winslet and Jack Black in The Holiday

A festive feel-good rom-com, here is the official synopsis for The Holiday: "Dumped and depressed, English rose Iris agrees to swap homes with similarly unlucky in love Californian Amanda for a much-needed break.

"Iris finds herself in a palatial Hollywood mansion while Amanda navigates the lanes of a picture-perfect English village. Soon enough, both lovelorn ladies bump into local lads perfect for a romantic pick-me-up."

Who's in the cast of The Holiday?

As mentioned this is a rom-com that stars Jack Black which makes it worth checking out even just for curiosity's sake!

Other than Mr Black, the main cast is headed up by Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Kate Winslet with appearances from the likes of Rufus Sewell, Eli Wallach and Ed Burns.


Buy The Holiday on DVD or Blu-Ray– check out our guides to the best Christmas TV or find something to watch with our TV Guide.

This year's Radio Times Christmasdouble issue is on sale now, featuring two weeks of TV, film and radio listings, reviews, features and interviews with the stars.


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