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  • Writer's pictureIlena Alvarez

Favorite Holiday Movie...The Holiday (Plus Book Recs)

Updated: Jul 10, 2023

If you're in need of a heartwarming and uplifting movie to watch this holiday season, look no further than "The Holiday". This romantic comedy follows two women who, fed up with their respective love lives, decide to swap houses for the holidays. As they each experience the joys and challenges of life in a new place, they learn valuable lessons about love, friendship, and the importance of taking chances.

One of the things that makes "The Holiday" so special is its relatable and well-developed characters. Both Amanda (Cameron Diaz) and Iris (Kate Winslet) are complex and fully realized characters who feel like real people, and their storylines are both funny and poignant. The film's talented cast, including Jack Black, Jude Law, and Eli Wallach, also brings these characters to life in a way that is both charming and endearing.

But "The Holiday" is more than just a romantic comedy - it's a film about the power of friendship, the importance of taking risks, and the transformative power of travel. The film's stunning locations, including a charming English cottage and a luxurious Beverly Hills mansion, add to the sense of escapism and wonder that makes "The Holiday" such a delight to watch.

If you enjoyed "The Holiday" and are looking for more heartwarming stories about love and friendship, here are a few book recommendations to add to your reading list:

"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows: This charming novel follows a London writer who becomes involved with a group of eccentric islanders during World War II. Through letters and personal accounts, the novel tells the story of the islanders' unique bond and the transformative power of friendship.

"Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes: This bestselling novel follows Louisa, a young woman who becomes the caretaker of a wealthy, paralyzed man named Will. As Louisa helps Will rediscover the joys of life, the two develop a deep connection that changes both of their lives in unexpected ways.

Whether you're in the mood for a romantic comedy, a heartwarming tale of friendship, or a sweeping love story, these books are sure to satisfy your craving.

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