Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Question Of The Week


Besides, of course, one of the all time greats, Christmas Vacation, I do believe Love Actually is my favorite Christmas movie. I love everything about it, but what impacts me everytime is Hugh Grant's monologue at the beginning:

"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."

And, this couple.....one of several in the movie who come together.....these two are by far, my favorite. Such romance.


If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend it. It's a bit quirky at times, but the message is so sweet. It's all about love......and Christmas is just that.......a time for love!

Question: What's your favorite Christmas movie?

25 comments:

Coco said...

Love this movie. Love it!! Hugh Grant is pretty darn cute in it. And I have a crush on Colin Firth.

But as for favorite Christmas movies, I have to be lame and say, "A Christmas Story." I can watch that movie over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.

The Soladay Family said...

I am so with Coco! The Christmas Story is my fav Christmas movie ever! I remember seeing it in the movie theater with my whole family when I was little. Great memories are associated with that movie! My kids love it too, and we watch it ewvery year. =)

Deelsu said...

I love Christmas Vacay too but my favorite?
My favorite? 'It's a Wonderful Life'(which my dad totally hates). Love Jimmy Stewart and my favorite saying from the movie?
'Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings'.. makes me teary eyed thinking about it :)

Carrie Darney said...

Hands down Christmas Vacation...with a second choice of "A Christmas Story"..."RALPHIE, I Can't get up!" That was SOOO Hagen this morning bundled up for school!

Sara and Trey said...

I'm with everyone else - "A Christmas Story" is classic! Love it. In fact, I had Hudson in a little hat yesterday and a man walked up to me and said he looked like Ralphie. HA!!

And I also love "Elf"!! Hilarious.

Tiffany said...

Love Actually is my favorite. And that whole montage (sp?) at the beginning and end at the arrivals section of the airport always makes me cry. I just love it.

My other favorite is 'Go'--it kind of revolves around a drug deal gone bad and some strippers though, so we won't get into that one...

Donatelli98 said...

A Christmas Story is classic ... but I also like ELF!

Shannon said...

Elf. Never seen Love Actually because if it looks like a love story, I assume I will fall asleep watching it.

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

I haven't seen this movie, but maybe I can talk my husband into watching it. At our house we love "A Christmas Story" and "Christmas With The Kranks" along with "Christmas Vacation".

~KS said...

I posted that monologue about a week ago... and posted about the movie AGAIN yesterday because I adore it... love, love, love it!

Sassafrass Jane said...

Never seen it! I'll add it to the queue.

My favs? A Christmas Story (performance at the Missouri Rep Theater this month--going on Saturday, I'll report back!) and Home Alone 1 & 2. Good post! Love the holiday movies!

Monica Clift said...

I heart Colin Firth. I would run across buring hot coals topped with killer Cobras to get to him. I watch all movies with him in it....I am obsessed. Yummy. I am totally off subject, but anytime a movie is mentioned that features my honey bunny, I must comment. I love this movie, and Christmas Vacation.....

The Jones Family said...

Yea, yea, all those are good movies! Classics, yes. I love The Family Stone; by far my favorite movie during this time of year despite the ending, it's all too near to my heart!

FROGGITY! said...

I love almost every single movie with Keira Knightly in it. I don't even mean to, sometimes I don't realize it until later... she just acts in some powerful/wonderful films!

Home Alone and White Christmas as well as George C. Scott's Christmas Carol... those are my faves!! And ELF!!!

starnes family said...

Monica - you're a nut and I love it. Hot coals and cobras. Awesome.

Rebekah Williams said...

Found you thru Cate's blog. Very cute blog you have!

Haven't seen this movie--think I'll ck it out. I'm always on the hunt for a Christmas favorite.

merrilee said...

You just nailed it on the head for me! LOVE ACTUALLY. . . I still cry everytime I watch, even though I have seen it 40 times. Darin actually loves this one, too.

Merry Mack said...

I do love this movie. A lot, however, sticking with my hate the holidays deal, I love Four Christmas'.

Jodee Leader said...

I bought Love Actually for my Christmas stocking last year and I haven't watched it yet! Thanks for the reminder to watch it this year!

Kelley and Carl Loredo said...

Love Actually is my fav, too! I wish I owned it and can't believe I don't!

Kim said...

I have not seen this movie but I will definately have to watch it this season. My favorite Christmas movie is the Polar Express or the Grinch the Jim Carey one :).

Live.Love.Eat said...

I LOVE this movie and own it. In fact, tonight is my solo night and I'm gonna pop it in the player. Thanks for inspiring me.

I suck at saying my favs on demand. I just don't know.

Tammy said...

Never seen Love Actually. I love Elf and A Christmas Story.

Malinda said...

I love that movie too, I actually have it on DVD. I also like Home Alone, A Christmas Story and The Family Stone.

Vintage Junky said...

Well, even though Love Actually is one of my favorites Christmas or otherwise... my absolute favorite is ELF... watching as we type. My little guy is also completely obsessed with it. But how about those yummy boys in Love Actually?

Smiles~
Michelle