Sunday, December 14, 2008

favorite holiday movie

I'm not sure exactly why the cold weather and the holidays seem to bring about the whole 'Let's watch the same movie over and over again' thing.... maybe it's snuggling in with your significant other and re-living the funny moments again and again?

Dave and I had our date night last night and watched one of my all time favorite movies, Love Actually. Just everything about it makes me feel good- especially the fact that it's not ALL happy endings. I really dig how so many different types of love are represented. Yes there are gaps but let me just enjoy my feel good movie, OK?

The opening scene? Man. I think about that scene, a lot. Like WAY a lot. And despite the fact that I have seen it many, many, times. I always well up.

“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.”

SEE WHAT I MEAN??? AHHHH.... I cried just re-reading that! (go on and make fun of me Robert Norman!)

I'm pumped that I now have that on my Apple TV in my studio and can watch that, along with Sixteen Candles, not a holiday movie but a favorite, at any time I want!!

Like.... NOW! :)


Candice @ Jubilee Events said...

I love that movie too and cry on cue at like, 10 specific parts every time. My favorite holiday movie is Scrooged, though. Second fav has to be The Ref!

Salty Grapes Photography said...

I watched it today!!!!! Perfect day for it. It's definitely one of my favorites... along with Elf, Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas, and The Grinch (the real one!) =)

Orchard Cove Photography said...

That is one of the few movies that always gets me in the Christmas spirit. And yes that opening scene is the best! I always think about it whenever I walk through an arrivals terminal!

Rnormfoto said...

actually - no making fun here as i happen to LOVE that movie. If you want the truth ( and its not a a holiday movie) I cry like a 2 year old throughout the last 30 movies of "E.T."

Ruby Slippers said...

I adore Love Actually. I also make sure to watch it every year! I haven't yet, but I did start my Christmas movie rewatch with Miracle on 34th Street the other day. Now I just have to watch Love Actually, Home Alone, Meet me in St Louis, Mixed Nuts, Scrooged and Bridget Jones' Diary (not entirely Christmassy, but it does start and end there.)

Mary Marantz said...

LOVE that scene!! I think about it ALL the time too!! Ooh we should head up to Bradley and re-enact it!

Robin Dini Photography said...

that is a great line... I've never seen it though! You need to catch me up on all of these awesome flicks.