Over the years I have wondered why Love Actually never made the cut as a Christmas film, when in fact it had all the elements to measure up as one. To begin with, it deals with some of the most iconic love stories in all their glory. This is the crux of every Christmas film out there.
Arent holidays suppose to be romantic? What’s the fun if you do not share it with the person who loves you?
Here are ten reasons why Love Actually, actually qualifies as a Christmas film:
- True love need not always be romantic
Some of the most prominent relationships in the film are not romantic – Sarah and her sick brother, Billy Mack and his Manager and also the father-son duo.
- Awfully relatable characters
The tension of being around someone you are crushing overkills you and Martine McCutcheon and Hugh Grant realize the exact scenario on screen.
- That pain of unreciprocated love is beautifully captured
Who does not love the scene where Andrew Lincoln confesses his love for Keira Knightley? It is one of the most beautifully crafted scenes of closure. In fact, it’s perfect!
- The great Christmas play
The presence of Spiderman, lobsters and a giant whale during the birth of Jesus was absolutely normal and not at all questionable.
- It’s funny
Jamie struggling to communicate with his maid, Colin’s scheme of finding love in America and Billy Mack’s Radio interview should be the highlights when it comes to hilarity.
- The incredible music
The music by Craig Armstrong, The Beach Boys, Norah Jones, Kelly Clarkson, and Joni Mitchell powers up this magical journey of love.
- The Portuguese proposal by Colin Firth!
You will be in splits when you hear Colin proposing Aurelia for marriage every time you watch this film.
Just watch it! It’s worth every bit of time.