And I really like all of the details, I love a well dressed table and a finely trimmed Christmas tree; I am really getting to toy with my perfectionism and I have the time to indulge my OCD demons as well, what a delight!
So with only days to go until Christmas I am filling my time with gift wrapping, menu planning, decorating, Christmas lights, Christmas movies and a rather generous libation of good whiskey! With the help of Mr Jameson, all things Christmas related have become truly cheerful and jolly, and as long as I don't die of alcohol poisoning this should actually be a bloody great Christmas indeed!
Release Date: 2003
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 135 mins
Finally a funny and intelligent Christmas themed movie! Thank God for director Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones and About Time) for giving us this clever little romp through the silly season in England, where all things celebratory and love orientated are put into overdrive.
The story begins five weeks before Christmas and is played out by weekly countdown. We follow nine intertwining stories that examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all, love; during the one season that no-one can escape - Christmas.
A stellar ensemble cast pull this all together perfectly; Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Emma Thomson, Martin Freeman, Keira Knightly, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rowan Atkinson, Alan Rickman and my favourite Bill Nighy all shine brightly here. The soundtrack is killer, the interactions between the characters are delightful and there is at least one relatable story here for everyone. One of the best modern Christmas films of our time for sure.
FINAL SAY: You know I love Christmas, I always will.
4 Chili Peppers