Oh, how I adore a good chick flick especially during the holidays! Here are two Christmas themed chick flicks that I heartily recommend.
...which I loved, actually! The movie takes place the frantic few weeks before Christmas and is made up of several love stories and most have a happy ending but true to life, sometimes love doesn't always work out. The stories are inter-related, loosely related and some of them unrelated to each other. One of my favorites is Bill Nighy as an aging rock star and the other is Hugh Grant as the unmarried prime minister.
The story culminates with a children's Christmas pageant and a mad dash to the airport. You'll have to see the movie to find out what happens at the airport!
I never saw The Holiday at the movies and in fact only caught it in drips and drabs whenever it appeared on TV. I didn't care much for it but that was probably because I had never seen the whole movie in one sitting. And then, one day, it happened! I saw the film from beginning to end and fell in love with it!
So it goes something like this: two women trade residences (one in California and one in England) over the holidays. Although they are strangers they each find themselves in pretty much the same predicament, meaning of course, problems in the romance department.
I know you'll like it, who doesn't love a good love story? Add the fact that part of it takes place in a snowy cottage in England with Jude Law and, well, I was hooked.
I might also add that I found Jack Black quite the cuddly teddy bear in this movie as well!
Christmas at Nigella's!
And now to Part 3 of Nigella Lawson's Christmas Kitchen. On having a stress free holiday, Nigella recently said...People are predisposed to have a great time, you almost have to go out of your way to have a horrible time. Nigella loves being in her kitchen, but even more so during Christmas where she "wallows" in the holiday. She loves her house to smell of gingerbread - cloves, cinnamon, ginger and orange. Her mother always did a ham and so the tradition continues. What Nigella tries most to do is create the nostalgia for her children and remember the magic.
Nigella's Christmas Kitchen - Part 3
In a recent interview Nigella said she'll be spending Christmas in London. Anyone up for a quick trip?