Top 3 Holiday Chick Flicks

December 8, 2011 in Life

The holidays just aren’t the holidays without the films. What’s better than a hot cup of cocoa and a Christmas film that mixes in serendipitous meet cutes, cheesy romantic lines, witty banter and the fact that love does exist (does it really? Seriously? I’m not bitter.) this holiday season?

With that being said, I’ve asked the Marketing Ladies at Upper Canada Soap what their favourite holiday chick flicks were … and this is what I got!

 1. The Holiday

 Everyone at Upper Canada Soap loves “The Holiday.” I certainly do. It’s a heart felt and funny film about two ladies (Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz) who live worlds a part. After being fed up with love and all of the things that come with it (mostly drama), they exchange homes and start a “new life” over the Christmas holidays. Kate Winslet’s character ends up in LA with Jack Black as a love interest; and Cameron Diaz ends up in Surrey, England with JUDE LAW (swoonsies) as a love interest. 

Best line: “Why does it bug you so much that I can’t cry?!”  – Cameron Diaz to her ex-boyfriend.


2. Love Actually  


“Love Actually” was second on the list. It’s a film that follows the lives of eight very different couples as they deal with their love lives a month before Christmas in London, England. It also so happens that everyone is connected in one way or another. I love when this happens. It’s a feel good film with memorable romantic quotes that would melt anyone’s heart. It is also British, which is apparently very important in this category.

Best line: “To me, you are perfect.”


3. Bridget Jones’s Diary

 Okay, we all know what “Bridget Jones’s Diary” is about. This is actually my favourite holiday movie. Its self-deprecating humour always gets me. Plus, it starts with an awesome-bomb (this is a thing I just made up) of Renee Zellwegger belting out to Celine Dion’s “All By Myself.” What girl has not belted out to a song that reflects what they’re feeling at that very moment in time? I, myself, have perfected the a cappella version of Destiny Child’s “Survivor.” I digress. 

Best line:  “Thank you, Daniel, that is very good to know. But if staying here means working within 10 yards of you, frankly, I’d rather have a job wiping Saddam Hussein’s arse.” – Bridget Jones to Daniel Cleaver (her boss and love interest). You go, girl.


Honourable mentions that didn’t fall under the “Chick Flick” Category:

Elf: Will Ferrel as a GIANT elf. Come on.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Jim Carey version):  A cute classic with modern appeal.

Four Christmases: Vince Vaughan is hilarious – especially when he gags everytime a baby vomits.

Home Alone: Kevn McAllister is mini Bieber in this film – if Bieber knew how to survive without his parents, befriend a “scary” neighbour, and then intelligently and awesomly set up his house to trap two kidnappers.

Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer (Claymation styles): Christmas isn’t complete without this film. Classic.


What’s your favourite holiday movie? Comment below!