The Holiday (2006)
Dir: Nancy Meyers
Starring: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black
Leaning further into the theme of Love this holiday season, we open door number 8 to find Nancy Meyers, The Holiday. As our heroines Amanda and Iris become embroiled with guy problems around the festive season, the two of them decide enough is enough and embark on a journey of self discovery that see’s them swap houses in an effort to shake things up a bit; one heading for the sunny hills of Los Angeles, the other, the snow laden British countryside.
Everything about the film pops with charm and is exactly what you need at this time of year. The chemistry between the entire cast is infectious and the sheer romanticism in its writing will keep you coming back year on year for a fix. When further partnered with one of the best Hans Zimmer scores to date and the result is pure Christmas delight wrapped in Hollywood magic!