Jack Black’s Surprising Revelation: The Brilliant Christmas Movie That Slipped His Memory


Jack Black, known for his comedic prowess in memorable films like the musical “School of Rock,” voice work in animated hits like “Kung Fu Panda,” and action-packed adventures as seen in “Jumanji,” has quite the diverse filmography. However, an overlooked gem in his repertoire happens to be his role in a romantic comedy.

Despite his multifaceted career, Jack Black seemingly forgot about his involvement in the rom-com sphere, particularly in the Christmas movie “The Holiday.” In an interview with Variety, when asked about his favorite holiday movie, Black surprisingly overlooked his own work and instead praised “Elf,” attributing its success to Jon Favreau and Will Ferrell.

Reflecting on the question, Black initially seemed unaware of his own Christmas movie, quizzically stating, “Do I have a Christmas movie? Which one is mine?” It’s only later that he realizes his role in “The Holiday” and acknowledges it with a sudden revelation: “Oh, The Holiday, obviously The Holiday. Nancy Meyers, genius.”


In “The Holiday,” Black stars alongside Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, and Jude Law in a romantic tale cherished as one of the best guilty pleasure movies of the 2000s. The film’s delightful blend of romance and holiday charm seems to have momentarily slipped Black’s mind during the interview, leading to a humorous realization of his involvement in the beloved Christmas-themed romantic comedy.