Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Love...Actually is All Around....

In my attempts to feel fabulous and festive, I've  decided to have a Christmas film festival for myself this week.  I would love any suggestions!  I will definitely be watching my two all time favorites...



"Love Actually" never fails to make my heart feel full.  I highly recommend it for holiday viewing!  Who can resist the charms of Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye in "White Christmas?" I always wanted one of those gorgeous red gowns with white fur...simply divine!

Once you hear the music from "Love Actually", you won't be able to stop singing Bill Nighy's rendition of "Christmas is All Around."  All of the "Love Actually" music is superb, especially the instrumental pieces by Craig Armstrong.  I listen to the soundtrack all year round!  And Colin Firth and Liam Neeson are in this film....how can you pass that up?!


I also adore "The Holiday" too....I know...I am a big, sappy romantic when it comes to Christmas movies!



So, please help a sister out!  I'd love to know what your holiday faves are!  I need some ideas!  I've got my special popcorn with white chocolate chips ready to go!


xoxo,

33 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Love Actually is one of my favorite all time movies!

My husband's favorite holiday movie is Die Hard. :)

Randi Troxell said...

ooooh!! this is a fun post.. my favorite holiday movie... THE ELF!!!!

blueviolet said...

Try Christmas in Connecticut. That is my absolute favorite!

glitterbygrammie said...

I watch Love Actually year round.For the I need a good cry, I watch The Family Stone.For that great laugh I have a few that I watch over and over:
Just Friends
Christmas Vacation
Elf
My favorite to watch with the grandkids
The Santa Clause (the first one is my favorite)

LT said...

I love all the holiday movies! Hubby would say a must watch is Scrooged! And funny enough I have to vote for Christmas in Connecticut too, one of my all time faves!
Good to see you girl! I sure hope you are hanging in there!

Tracy said...

Love Actually is one of my alllll time favorites! I actually JUST watched it the other day!

Also, The Santa Clause (1st one) and Home Alone... I also love A Christmas Story "you'll shoot your eye out!" and Elf!

Happy holiday movie watching!!

Lots of love and warm wishes coming your way!

xoxoxox

The Head Eagle said...

You have to watch the classics...I think Tracy pretty much named them all. If you want a stupid laugh, get Ernest saves Christmas!

Michelle-y said...

Love your pics!

My abosolute must watch Thanksgiving day to get me in the Christmas spirit are Christmas Vacation and Elf...they just crack me up! The hubby and I just watched Nothing Like the Holiday's with John Liguizamo (sp?) and Debra Messing and it was really good! A good movie about a disfunctional, but loving, family and what makes it work.
I hope your holiday's bring you much joy and togetherness.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I love White Christmas...aslo Holiday Inn and I still love It's a Wonderful Life...

LORI said...

THE COUP DE GRACE (ALTHOUGH I DEFINITELY WOULDN'T SAVE IT FOR LAST!) OF ANY CHRISTMAS MOVIE MARATHON WOULD HAVE TO BE "CHRISTMAS VACATION"--NOT AS UPLIFTING AS YOUR LIST, BUT GOSH DARN FUNNY!

aurora said...

A must watch: An Affair to Remember. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. Sigh.

Yaya said...

I'm more of a Griswold's Family Christmas and Elf type of girl. :)

otin said...

OK, I am probably going to get laughed at by the masses, but I like Sleepless in Seattle. It takes place during Christmas.

LadyStyx said...

And no one mentioned Miracle on 34th yet?? Oh man! I love the remake of it with Mara Wilson as the little girl. I ALWAYS have to watch that. Another must on my Christmas viewing list is The Nutcracker...with Mikhail Baryshnikov and the first Santa Clause movie (the other 2 of the series will be added this year). Can always go with the classics...It's a Wonderful Life, or A Christmas Carol. Here's a list to get you started:

Christmas Movies

Shannon said...

You can't go wrong with National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.


Another fave of mine is The Family Stone. I big puffy heart that movie!

Deb said...

it appears that you have quite a bunch of jokers for readers, and i happen to be one of them... Elf all the way, baby!

Caitlin said...

Love Actually is my number one! But I have a feeling we'll be putting UP! on rotation this year, too. That is seriously one of my top ten movies of all time, even though it's animated!

Kim said...

One of my favorite movies to watch this time of year is When Harry Met Sally.

JennyMac said...

I liked The Holiday too.. but I loved Jim Carrey in the Grinch, and Elf too.

Melissa said...

I can't make it through Christmas without a viewing of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. I love, love, love LOVE ACTUALLY. Oh, and there must be at least one viewing of PRANCER!

Whatever you decide on, ENJOY THEM!

babyrocasmama said...

I love the movie "Love, Actually". One of my faves. Glad to have you back in Blogland.

Misadventurous Mommy said...

White Christmas is my all time favorite Christmas movie ever.

Rosemary Clooney is from the town right across the bridge from me so she's kinda a HUGE deal around here. When I was little I watched that movie all the time and tried (and failed miserably) ever year of my childhood to put on a big production at our family Christmas party just like the one in the movie! It always brings back fond memories of costumes gone bad and dance numbers gone awry!

Unknown Mami said...

Don't judge, but I've never seen any of these movies. I'm off to put them on my queue.

Jenners said...

Well, I'm more of a comedy gal when it comes to holiday moviess ... I like "Elf" and "A Christmas Story." Have fun!

meg4fancast said...

Love these movies! Fancast actually has tons of holiday movies up now. Check it out- http://www.fancast.com/specials/holidays

The Blonde Duck said...

Muppet Christmas Carol
Miracle on 34th Street
Harvey (not christmas, but you'll love it)
The Grinch who stole Christmas
The Christmas cartoons (rudolph, frosty, etc.)
It's a Wonderful Life

Eve said...

I'm a fan of all of the movies you've just named, but for some fun and laughter, I have to add Elf and The Santa Claus! :)

Eve said...

Oh, and Christmas With the Kranks is a lot of fun too!

theUngourmet said...

I haven't seen The Holiday but I love Love Actually!

Whimsical Creations said...

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation makes me laugh every time. =D

Mrs4444 said...

Of course, ELF!

Just finished recording the Santa post for my secret present. Can't decide if I should re-do it, since I start choking up at one point. Thinking of you, my friend...

Enid Wilson said...

White Christmas was a great movie to rewatch but I love the Christmas Carol too.

Bargain with the Devil

The Mrs. said...

These are my favorites too. I love the airport scenes with voice over on Love actually and when the little boy runs though security to kiss his young girlfriend. White Christmas though, is my number 1!!! Love the sisters song!

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