But his Brexit-heavy version of the scene isn’t going down so well with the internet – or actual Love Actuallystar Hugh Grant, who’s been campaigning against the Tories for the last six weeks.
"One of the cards... Boris Johnson didn't hold up was the one saying "Because at Christmas you tell the truth"
— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBC Radio 4 Today)
Grant said during a morning appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme:
I did notice that one of the cards from the original film that he didn’t hold up was the one where Andrew Lincoln held up a card saying 'Because at Christmas you tell the truth.'
And I just wonder if the spin doctors in the Tory party just thought that it was a card that wouldn’t look too great in Boris Johnson’s hands.
He did however, praise the “very high production values,” adding:
Clearly the Conservative party have an awful lot of money… maybe that’s where all the roubles went.
People who didn't star in the literal movie were equally unimpressed too, immediately editing Johnson’s notecards to reflect some other Tory achievements – like making sick children kip on hospital floors.