Love Actually Is Coming To Town

Love Actually, Christmas, humor, Modern PhilosopherI don’t have too many Christmas traditions at The House on the Hill, Modern Philosophers.

I did hang my stocking and put out my stuffed Santa Claus from The Nightmare Before Christmas this year, but that will be the extent of my decorating.

I usually wander the neighborhood every year to admire the Christmas lights, but I don’t think that’s happening in 2020 because of the pandemic.  I’d rather just stay inside and hope the virus doesn’t come down my chimney with a gift I certainly do not want.

There is one thing I try to do every Christmas, however, and it’s the perfect tradition for an introverted movie nerd.

I love to watch Love Actually during the week leading up to Christmas.

I don’t own a copy of the flick, but AMC usually airs it at some point during the Holiday Season, so I scour the TV listings until I find it.  Then I record it on the DVR for when I’m ready to watch it.

The flick was on this morning, so it is now nestled safely on my DVR.  I was going to wait a little while to watch it, but suddenly, I’m in the mood.

Love Actually, Christmas, humor, Modern PhilosopherThere’s ice cream in the freezer, it’s a lonely Saturday night, so why not watch a bunch of crazy Brits try to find love at Christmas?

I’m not sure which of the subplots is my favorite, but I think I’m partial to Hugh Grant’s story.

I do admire the way his Prime Minister stands up to Billy Bob Thornton’s Trump-like President, and I always get the feels when he sings a Christmas Carol for those kids when he’s going door to door looking for his true love.

Sure, from time to time I miss all the trappings of a traditional Christmas, but for at least one night, I’m pretty content with curling up on the couch and watching a movie that always leaves me hopeful about love and the Holidays.

Once I get my fill of Love Actually, I feel a little more in the Christmas Spirit.

And if that doesn’t work, I can always break out the big gun of Christmas movies…

Yippee Ki Yay, Modern Philosophers!Die Hard, Christmas, movies, humor, Modern PhilosopherDo you have a Christmas tradition you absolutely must do every year to truly feel like Christmas is in the air?

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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4 Responses to Love Actually Is Coming To Town

  1. beth says:

    that movie is one of. my favs!

  2. markbialczak says:

    That is a fantastic tradition, Austin. Wonderful movie, yes, indeed.

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