Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: The Holiday and Home Alone.

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 6pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies The Holiday from 2006 and Home Alone from 1990.
The Holiday is a 2006 romantic comedy film written, produced, and directed by Nancy Meyers.
Co-produced by Bruce A. Block, it was filmed in both California and England, and stars Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz as Iris and Amanda, two lovelorn women from opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, who arrange a home exchange to escape heartbreak during the Christmas and holiday season.
Jude Law and Jack Black were cast as the film's leading men Graham and Miles, with Eli Wallach, Shannyn Sossamon, Edward Burns and Rufus Sewell playing key supporting roles.
The Holiday premiered in New York City on 29 November 2006, before it was theatrically released in the United Kingdom and United States on 8 December 2006.
The film was distributed by Columbia Pictures in North America and by Universal Pictures overseas.
It grossed over $205 million worldwide against a budget of $85 million.
The film received mixed reviews, with critics praising its visual aesthetic design and the cast's performances, though regarded the plot as predictable.
Directed by: Nancy Meyers.
Written by: Nancy Meyers.
Produced by: Nancy Meyers and Bruce A. Block.
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach, Edward Burns and Rufus Sewell.
Cinematography: Dean Cundey.
Edited by: Joe Hutshing.
Music by: Hans Zimmer.
Production companies: Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, and Waverly Films.
Distributed by: Sony Pictures Releasing (United States) and Universal Pictures (International).
Release date: 29 November 2006 (New York City) and 8 December 2006 (United Kingdom and United States).
File Length: 136 minutes.
Countries: United Kingdom and United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $85 million.
Box office: $205.1 million.
Home Alone is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Chris Columbus and written by John Hughes.
It is the first film in the Home Alone franchise, and stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, and Catherine O'Hara.
Culkin plays Kevin McCallister, a boy who defends his Chicago home from burglars after his family accidentally leaves him behind on their vacation to Paris.
Hughes conceived Home Alone while preparing to go on vacation.
Warner Bros. originally intended to finance and distribute the film but shut down production after it exceeded its assigned budget, and 20th Century Fox assumed responsibilities following secret meetings with Hughes.
Columbus and Culkin were hired soon afterwards, and filming took place between February and May 1990 on location across Illinois.
Home Alone premiered in Chicago on 10 November 1990 and was theatrically released in the United States on 16 November.
It received positive reviews, with praise for its cast, humour, and music.
Home Alone grossed $476.7 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing live-action comedy until the release of The Hangover Part II (2011), and made Culkin a child star.
It was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Culkin, and for the Academy Award for Best Original Score for John Williams, and Best Original Song for "Somewhere in My Memory".
Home Alone has since been considered one of the best Christmas films.
A sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, was released in 1992.
Directed by: Chris Columbus.
Written by: John Hughes.
Produced by: John Hughes.
Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard and Catherine O'Hara.
Cinematography: Julio Macat.
Edited by: Raja Gosnell.
Music by: John Williams.
Production company: Hughes Entertainment.
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox.
Release date: 10 November 1990 (Chicago) and 16 November 1990 (United States).
Running time: 103 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $18 million.
Box office: $476.7 million.
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