I just read the review of the score for "The Holiday", and although the words were a little intimadating and over my head, I still want to add my opinion to the mix. I loved the movie and the score. I don't buy that many movie soundtracks with no vocals, but the music in this movie was so uplifting and sweeping that it sets my foot tapping and my heart soaring everytime I listen to it, which is everyday, by the way.
As far as the volume. Just crank it up! I love to be swept away by the strings.