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"Love, Actually" Wasn't Supposed To Be A Christmas Movie And We Are Shook

Wait... What?!

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According to Love, Actually director, Richard Curtis, the movie wasn't originally supposed to take place at Christmastime.

This is bananas.
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This is bananas.

AND I HAVE QUESTIONS.

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????

First, would Rowan Atkinson be rendered useless?

He could be wrapping a Valentine's Day gift, but then we'd lose the "bloody holly" line and that WILL NOT STAND.
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He could be wrapping a Valentine's Day gift, but then we'd lose the "bloody holly" line and that WILL NOT STAND.

What would be the point of the pageant?

This movie takes place in London, so Thanksgiving is off the table.
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This movie takes place in London, so Thanksgiving is off the table.

St. Patrick's Day, maybe??

Nothing screams "love" quite like March 17th.
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Nothing screams "love" quite like March 17th.

Why would Sarah and Karl be dancing, if not at a Christmas party?

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Actually, maybe our lives would be better if this devastation never happened.

Would Jamie have skipped Easter with his family instead?

"I hate Uncle Jamie" would be a strong sentiment if he'd just left with some Cadbury eggs.
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"I hate Uncle Jamie" would be a strong sentiment if he'd just left with some Cadbury eggs.

Without the opportunity to send a Christmas card, how would the Prime Minister know to go after Natalie?

Is it an Arbor Day card? Do British people even celebrate Arbor Day? Does anyone celebrate Arbor Day? I DON'T KNOW!
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Is it an Arbor Day card? Do British people even celebrate Arbor Day? Does anyone celebrate Arbor Day? I DON'T KNOW!

Why would Harry give Mia a necklace? Is it her birthday?

But that wouldn't really explain all of the other gift-giving movie moments. AHHH MY BRAIN.
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But that wouldn't really explain all of the other gift-giving movie moments. AHHH MY BRAIN.

I mean, I guess Sam could've chased Joanna through the airport during the summer...

NOT AS ROMANTIC, THOUGH.
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NOT AS ROMANTIC, THOUGH.

...and it would have been nice for Colin to experience the Midwest in the spring.

But then why would the women bring him home if it's not a "cold, cold night"???
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But then why would the women bring him home if it's not a "cold, cold night"???

What would Billy Mack have changed the lyrics to???

"If you really love Good Friday, come on and let it... shine?" UGH THIS MAKES NO SENSE.
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"If you really love Good Friday, come on and let it... shine?" UGH THIS MAKES NO SENSE.

If it's not the season for carol-singers, how would Mark convince Juliet to lie to his best friend/her husband?

Oh, wait, they don't sell Girl Scout cookies in the UK. THEY LITERALLY ONLY HAVE CHRISTMAS.
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Oh, wait, they don't sell Girl Scout cookies in the UK. THEY LITERALLY ONLY HAVE CHRISTMAS.

Let's be grateful that Richard had a Christmas epiphany because the movie just wouldn't be the same without it.

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