Saturday, December 15, 2012


Day 15

Welcome to Blogmas!

Every day from December the first until Christmas Eve I will accompany with one Christmas related post, giving you gift ideas, tips, recipes, etc. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy Coming up with posts and writing them. 

Christmas Films

Christmas time is the time for snuggling up on the couch with tea and Christmas cookies either reading a lovely Christmas novel (check out my recommendations) or watching a Christmassy movie. The following four are my favorites. 

The Holiday
starring: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black
The Holiday is a wonderful comedy telling the story of Iris, an English journalist, and Amanda, a movie producer from sunny Los Angeles. Both women got their heart broken (one more, one less) and decide to swap houses. While Amanda struggles with the English winter and Iris’ brother, Iris enjoys her time in LA tremendously.
The Holiday is a funny feel-good movie and Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz are absolutely fabulous in it.

starring: a huge amount of fabulous actors, like Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth
Who doesn’t know Love…Actually, the first of many movies with multiple storylines linked with each other. The has to be the number 1 Christmas movie! Hugh Grant as the British Prime Minister, Emma Thompson as a mother of two and wife of Alan Rickman, who clearly has no idea how lucky he is the have her and many more.
If you haven’t seen this movie (this year) go and watch it – it is the best way to get into holiday spirit.

While you were sleeping
starring: Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullmann
While you were sleeping is one of my absolutely favorite movies, filled with lovely characters, funny lines and the mentioning of Florence. Sandra Bullock plays Lucy a subway worker and saves the life of her secret love one day. In the hospital a nurse mistakes her for his fianc√© and allows her to visit him. His family immediately includes her into the family and showers her with love so that she can’t force herself to tell them that there was a mistake. Jack, the victim’s brother, can’t be so easily fooled and tries to find out if she is lying.
The interactions between Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman are just hilarious and Joe Jr. the landlord’s son might be the best character in this whole movie. If you are looking for an entertaining and wonderful Christmassy movie, than pick this one up.

New Year’s Eve
starring: Jessica Biel, Lea Michelle, Ashton Kutcher, Robert DeNiro and many more
Okay, New Year’s Eve isn’t a Christmas movie but it still deals with the holiday season. We follow many characters around New York City on New Year’s Eve looking for love, forgiveness or for a way to tackle their list of resolutions before the ball drops.
New Year’s Eve would be a wonderful movie to watch on the 31st of December or any time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It is a wonderful mixture of stories and funny episodes but be warned: At one point I cried like crazy but still this movie is worth watching.  

my favorite scene from Love..Actually

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