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Happiest Season: Why We Need to Appreciate Jane

If You've Seen Happiest Season, You Know Who the Real Hero Is: Jane

Happiest Season: Why We Need to Appreciate Jane
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Happiest Season is my new favorite holiday rom-com, and it's not because of Kristen Stewart's broody Abby or Mackenzie Davis's repressed Harper. Those actors may be the names on the marquee, but the real star is the most bizarre member of the Caldwell family: Jane, played with refreshing zeal by Mary Holland. (Fun fact: Holland cowrote Happiest Season's screenplay with director Clea DuVall!)

Jane is one of three Caldwell sisters, and she is . . . weird. She's always around, her love for her family is so intense that you can practically see it emanating from her body, and she has passions and dreams of her own. Jane is fabulous, and though her family doesn't appreciate her, it's impossible not to love her.

Here are all the reasons Jane is the best part of Happiest Season — no shade to Dan Levy, who is clearly the second MVP.

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