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Why we traditionally celebrate Christmas Day on 25th December and when other people celebrate Also, the birth of Jesus probably didn't happen in the year 1 but slightly earlier, somewhere . It also celebrates the end of the harvest. The History of the Christmas Story - An Angel telling Joseph about Mary and the baby Jesus. the Wise Men · Escaping to Egypt · Returning Home · The End of The Christmas Story? Matthew Even though they were engaged and not married, to break the relationship, Joseph would have had to divorce Mary. This pious digimation of the Christmas story contains nothing to frighten as elsewhere, “the greatest story ever told” (to quote the end-credits.
There was a lesbian storyline cut from the film. Deleted Scene from Love Actually Actually the original movie had 14 live stories planned.
Two of them were cut before filming and the other two ended up on the cutting room floor. The scenes were added to the DVD's bonus material. Curtis has also said he regrets scrapping the scene at the last minute as it removed one of his main points - that everyone has their own complicated love story to tell.
One of the other axed love stories involved an African couple supporting each other through famine. Yes, he is a big fan. He actually wrote it specifically for her, even calling her Martine - before changing the character's name to Natalie in the audition so she wouldn't clock he'd already given her the job. Claudia Schiffer was never supposed to be in the movie.
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Curtis wanted someone who looked like her, but struggled to find someone Brodie-Sangstar was taught to play the drums by his dad just for the movie. Hugh Grant and Brodie-Sangstar are actually second cousins. Curtis wrote five versions of the scene and then read them to women in his office just to check they weren't too mushy. Andrew Lincoln's character is the closest character to himself that Richard has ever written - according to his wife.
The PM character is based on Ted Heath - who was a bachelor. We all loved it but Grant was very grumpy about dancing around No. He apparently "kept putting it off".
The production is amazingly good, to the surprise of everyone involved. Halfway through, Gordon climbs on stage to tell everybody that there is nobody from Hollywood there and the entire story was a lie.
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Luckily, a helicopter flies over and Mr Poppy declares that it's Hollywood arriving; the show continues, and Jennifer and her producer indeed appear at the back to watch. Paul joins them and, still in love, kisses Jennifer. The play ends with everyone, including Gordon and Mrs Bevans who has a change of heartis reunited onstage to celebrate the children's success. As the film closes, Paul and Jennifer are shown decorating his house together for Christmas, reunited at last.
Cast[ edit ] Martin Freeman as Paul Maddens, a primary school teacher trying to produce and direct a nativity play that will for once outdo a rival school. Jason Watkins as Gordon Shakespeare, a private primary school teacher and long-time rival of Paul.
Can you just imagine the backlash Mary and Joseph would have faced with her getting pregnant before they were official — like marriage official — especially in those days?
They would have had to really stick together and ignore whatever snide comments were being made about them.
7 things we can learn about relationships from Mary and Joseph in the Nativity story
Not everyone is going to love your relationship or your other half. Sometimes you just need to ride out the negative criticisms and focus on the reasons why you have both chosen to be together.
As Cheryl Cole so beautifully put it, relationships are not always rosy, full of laughs and endless ups. There might be some rocky moments where you have to choose to continue in the relationship despite how difficult things may be.