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Love Actually fans spot hilarious mistake in Natalie's Christmas card to the prime minister

Love Actually fans spot hilarious mistake in Natalie's Christmas card to the prime minister

Love Actually's Natalie spells Christmas wrong in a vital scene

There are only a few movies that hold the top spots for the festive season, but one of them had been called out for a blunder during production.

Whether you’re a fan of Elf, Home Alone or The Grinch, you’ll know that Christmas films are a staple for the holidays.

These flicks are often watched an incredible amount of times, so if there was a mistake, surely you’d know about it.

Wouldn’t you?

Well, maybe not.

After 20 long years, one spelling mistake has finally been noticed by online fans who are desperate to find out whether it was intentional or not.

You might be surprised to know that it was Love Actually that made the mistake, and it was during a notable scene in the movie.

On a side note, did you know that there was a sequel of this film? We’ll talk about this another time…

Love Actually is a love story for the ages, but there's a blunder in one scene.
Universal Pictures

During the heart-bursting moment that cockney Natalie (played by Martine McCutcheon) confesses her feelings for the Hugh Grant’s Prime Minister in the form of a Christmas card, eagle-eyed fans have spotted a blunder.

As Natalie pens a lovely letter telling the PM that she’s sorry about a misunderstanding and explaining her feelings, it becomes clear that the pair are going to unite as the romantic gesture brought squeals of delight from fans sat at home.

But…it appears that our Natalie can’t spell one important word.

For a film set around Christmas time, it was this one word that was wrong.

In the letter, Christmas is missing its ‘r’ and reads as ‘Chismas’ instead.

The word 'Christmas' is spelled wrong.
Universal Pictures

One fan online wrote about this after noticing it and was keen on getting to the bottom of it.

She wrote: “@emmafreud was the spelling mistake in Natalie's Xmas card to David intentional?!?! I've been wondering for 12 years!! #LoveActually.”

The woman tagged Emma Freud, the script editor for Love Actually and About Time, who replied: "What was the spelling mistake? Martine wrote that card herself."

Claiming that Martine McCutcheon, who played Natalie in the flick, wrote the Christmas card herself, it means that the only person who holds the answer is the actress.

Freud then commented: “Oh that's brilliant. Never noticed before. You are so right. Martine can't spell.”

Natalie's love story with the Prime Minister was one of the best plots in the film.
Universal Pictures

Another user posted on X (formerly Twitter) asking for answers.

She wrote: “I could swear that ‘Christmas’ is misspelled in the card Natalie gives the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) in #LoveActually.

“So, either I’m just overtired/seeing things OR a sneaky spelling mistake has been right under my bloody nose for over a decade!! #christmasconspiracy.”

But answers have yet to be found.

I guess this means that we’re all going to be asking Martine the same question this year after watching the obligatory run of the flick just before or on Crimbo.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

Topics: Christmas, Entertainment, Hugh Grant, Social media, TV And Film