Christmas · Film

Christmas Film Countdown – 24

I hope you guys all liked the first Christmas film I picked out. I’m not going to go full on Christmas just yet, so you’ll have to wait for a few more posts until then. BUT hopefully, that just means you’ll be more excited for when Christmas does get closer.

(Although honestly, I was already doing Christmas stuff as soon as Halloween was over).

I also hope you guys aren’t getting confused by the feature pictures, because although this is a countdown from 25 for the films (as there will be 25 films in total), the countdown begins at 24 because come Christmas Day we won’t need to countdown anymore!

Anyway, the next film in the Christmas countdown which I think you guys will enjoy is…


Title: The Holiday

Age: 12

Released: 7th December 2006

Director: Nancy Meyers

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rating: **** (4/5 stars)

About: Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realises that the imminent return home may end the relationship.


Review: This is one of my favourite films, mainly because it incorporates Christmas into it just enough that it means that I can watch this film all year round and not feel too guilty about it.

But you also can’t tell me that this isn’t a Christmassy film, because firstly, Christmas is most definitely a part of it and secondly (and this is just something which isn’t that important but I feel as though I should still mention it), is that it was released in December – which should obviously just be renamed as the Christmas month.

This is a very cute film I feel. You have Kate Winslet playing a rather sweet woman trying to get over a man (who is just so overly mean – I mean he gets engaged and then doesn’t tell AND she then gets asked to write an article on it… come on). Anyway, she’s just really a lovely person, she helps those who need it and you have to smile when she gets the welcomed break away from everything.

Then there’s the character that Cameron Diaz plays – now I love the relationship between her and Jude Law BUT what I did also love (no matter have soppy it was), was the whole not being able to cry since her parents split and then crying over Jude (I completely understand why, just saying. . .).

This is an all round happy feel good Christmassy film that isn’t so over the top. You’ll laugh, cry, maybe even sigh over the ending. But I guarantee that you will be happy that you watched it.

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