When I first thought about what I wanted to write about when it came to my favourite Christmas movie, I was thinking of a top 5 list. You know the kind. The meme, tag all your friends, piss a few off kind. But the more and more I thought about it, I couldn’t come up with 5 movies of my own that I’d rate as “favourites.” I could think of one or two that were sort of favourites, but not the kind I wanted to spend time talking about.
So I chose one.
My first thoughts of “Love Actually,” as based on what limited feedback can be provided from watching the trailer, weren’t all that nice. I figured it was your typical rom-com looking to exploit all those nice feelings we experience during the holidays and one that was simply created to give Hugh Grant something to do. Heck, you could even say it was your “typical Hugh Grant rom-com looking to exploit all those nice feelings we experience during the holidays.” Wait, do I hear an echo?
But even I get them wrong from time-to-time.
“Love Actually” was a beautifully written movie that I find I’m always looking to watch each holiday season. True I enjoy the fantastic chuckle I get from “Christmas Vacation” and love watching the original “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” but nothing compares to this one. Maybe it’s that I’m such a sentimental guy that I’m reminded that this was one of the first movies that Marnie and I both thoroughly enjoyed. Or maybe it’s the quirky British humour I appreciate. Whatever it might be, I find that “Love Actually” always gets my holiday spirit amped.
And then there’s the scene below. Should that engagement of mine ever find it’s way to the gates of holy matrimony, I’m so going to do this:
I know what you’re thinking. But c’mon, wouldn’t that be cool?
So what do you think? Does “Love Actually” make it to your list? Or are you a fan of something different, say, Die Hard? While you consider your many different choices, I live you with some epic Billy Mack because Lord knows, everyone needs a little Billy Mack in their life.
PS: I’ve also gotten a little festive with the theme. I’ve been pretty stoked about Mystique since switching to it and think I’m loving the Christmas add-on (this link’s a direct download) just as much.