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RuggerHug Sun 18-Dec-16 11:19:29

I love my Christmas films. All types. However I have never seen this one as it seemed a bit too saptastic when it came out. One of my friends has been trying to convince me it really is a good Christmasy harmless fun. Is it? I don't want to waste 2 hours of my seasonal viewing on something awful when I could have something amazing on.
Thanks fgrin

moonoverthewater Sun 18-Dec-16 11:21:45

I love this film!!!!

ItchyFoot Sun 18-Dec-16 11:22:58

Aren't all Christmas films saptastic? Except Die Hard

HungryHorace Sun 18-Dec-16 11:29:11

I love this film and I'm not really a chick flick kind of person!

madmother1 Sun 18-Dec-16 11:30:38

I watched it last night. It's lovely and heart warming smile

ChanandlerBongsNeighbour Sun 18-Dec-16 11:40:03

Love it. Of course it is saptastic but what Christmas film isn't! Suspend reality and let your inner romantic out!

RuggerHug Sun 18-Dec-16 12:45:48

Well that's my Sunday evening viewing sorted, thank you allfgrin

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 18-Dec-16 13:00:14

I thought it was diabolical, personally! Dp likes it (but he is clearly insane).

Trills Sun 18-Dec-16 13:07:14

I love the plot with the elderly neighbour.
(not saying too much more til you've read it)

Kirriemuir Sun 18-Dec-16 14:19:35

I really like it.

throwingpebbles Sun 18-Dec-16 14:27:27

I love it. But then my favourite film genre is cheesy Christmas films...

worldsworstchildren Sun 18-Dec-16 14:32:07

I stayed up later than intended to watch it last night for the hundredth time. It really is a feel-good movie.

littlepinkgiraffe Sun 18-Dec-16 16:29:17

Amazing film! One of my favourite Xmas ones. In fact, I have just seen it mentioned on another thread and decided to watch it tonight!

OliviaBensonOnAGoodDay Sun 18-Dec-16 16:34:03

The Holiday is truly one of the worst films I've seen in my life. Personally I think everyone involved in it should be ashamed!

EweAreHere Sun 18-Dec-16 16:36:13

I always enjoy it. smile

PigletWasPoohsFriend Sun 18-Dec-16 16:36:59

Love that film wine

Upanddownroundandround Sun 18-Dec-16 16:39:48

It's a storyline with two plots running at once. One part is a tad annoying but the other part is so lovely it balances it out. I don't like so called chick flicks but I quite like The Holiday overall. Try it.

fartlek Sun 18-Dec-16 16:40:21

Oh my good grief, this film makes me want to scratch out my eyes it is soooooooooo bad. Stereotypes abound, cam Diaz can't act for toffee and I can't believe jude law and Kate Winslet chose to be in this steaming pile of manure.

Aoibhe Sun 18-Dec-16 16:43:12

I really can't stand Cameron Diaz, I find her voice so irritating, but it really is a lovely film. I love the English setting.

Maverickismywingman Sun 18-Dec-16 16:43:40

Noooo. I'm not keen on this at all. Don't think it's very realistic and everyone is just too good to be true

af2000 Sun 18-Dec-16 16:44:31

Totally agree with OliviaBenson and Fartlek Unbelievably shit film, don't waste your life on it!!

bikiniline Sun 18-Dec-16 16:45:41

It's awful. HTH.

PaperdollCartoon Sun 18-Dec-16 16:47:07

I really like it, but I do like crap romcom cheesy films (I like clever films too so it balances out!)

QueenoftheAndals Sun 18-Dec-16 16:53:15

Random factoid about The Holiday was that it was the first time Kate W had appeared in a non-period piece film where she played a Brit!

Trills Sun 18-Dec-16 16:54:23

People who DO like The Holiday - do you have any other recommendations?

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