Welcome to Melanie's Magical Christmas Movies! Every day in December, leading up to Christmas, Melanie will present one of her favorite Christmas movies complete with a trailer (and hopefully where you can watch it!)
Day 3- The Holiday (2006)
This movie ALMOST made my top 10 Must Watch for this year, and looking back I should have added some honorable mentions but I am making up for this now.
I thought this was a really well known movie, but then I was taking a Buzzfeed quiz (I know not exactly the most RELIABLE source), but it claimed that 55% of the quiz takers had answered "Never Seen It". That sealed my decision to include it here and I would LOVE to know how many of you haven't seen it!
If you haven't, even if you don't love Christmas movies, this is a perfect RomCom just happening around the Holidays. In this house it gets watched at any time of the year (OK OK Yes I know, so do some actual Christmas movies), but this one works.
Maybe it hits a little closer to home because Greg and I met on the internet, maybe because the youngest girl sounds exactly how Emily used to when we first moved here, but honestly it is just a really good story!
Fans of movies in general will laugh at the creating a movie trailer (we can all relate to how misleading THEY can be), and music in movies is always a favorite topic and you get to see a little behind the scenes for that too.
I have heard people say Jack Black is not suited for a leading romantic role, (I would dare you to say that to my mum lol), I have heard people say that Cameron Diaz annoys them, (I understand personal preference but she is amazing in this), and throw in Kate Winslet and Jude Law, and really there just isn't a place for it to go wrong. So grab yourself a hot chocolate, count your mini marshmallows in it if you have them, and settle back and enjoy!
Let me know what you think in the comments - Stream it or Skip it?