We love a good Christmas movie.
We also love a fan theory.
And when those two loves combine, we get very, very excited.
If you’re a fan of the noughties Christmas movie The Holiday, we’ve found a lil’ fan theory that will blow your goddamn mind.
On the surface the house-swapping romantic comedy, starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz, may seem like it’s all about finding yourself, second chances, unrequited love etc etc.
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But according to one writer there could be something far more sinister going on.
You see, Dana Schwartz from Entertainment Weekly believes Iris (Winslet) and Amanda (Diaz) actually die right at the start of the story and the rest of movie is just about them dealing with their unfinished business.
Yep, mind blown.
If you cast your mind back to the last time you watched the movie (*cough* last night *cough*) you may remember that in the opening scenes, Iris briefly contemplates suicide.
When she arrives home after discovering her unrequited love is actually engaged to someone else, she briefly inhales the gas fumes from her oven.
Then she realises she’s making a terrible mistake and books an oversees holiday instead.
Over in America, Amanda is kicking her dirtbag boyfriend out of the house. At one point she pauses and says she can’t breathe.