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The 30 Best Christmas Movies Ever
Seasonal favourites, as voted for by Empire readers…

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The 30 Best Christmas Movies Ever | 9. Love Actually
9. Love Actually

Year: 2003

Director: Richard Curtis

Starring: Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Rodrigo Santoro, Thomas Sangster, Andrew Lincoln, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keira Knightley, Martin Freeman etc.

The third beloved Christmas movie to emerge from the 2003 season, Richard Curtis’ sprawling ensemble piece is best watched at this time of year, when you’re bound to find at least one storyline among the several million on offer that you like. Perhaps it’s the porn star stand-ins finding a tentative, awkward sort of romance, or Colin Firth’s fumbling attempts to woo a woman with whom he doesn’t share a common language. But for us it will always be the sad stories here that ring truest, with Laura Linney’s devotion to her brother and Emma Thompson’s quiet heartbreak really hitting home.
 

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1 A Christmas Story
This list is all wrong, A Christmas Story is obviously the best Christmas movie ever made. More

Posted by marinehokie on Tuesday December 9, 2014, 02:22

2 I have two Christmas films and neither are here.
What about The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) or In Bruges? More

Posted by Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D on Thursday December 4, 2014, 13:03

3 Star Trek Generations?
Picards nexus... More

Posted by jackcarter on Thursday December 4, 2014, 10:56

4 Right Now, Denis Leary is Crying
Where's The Ref??? More

Posted by CaptainAverage on Tuesday December 10, 2013, 06:40

5 Erm...
Where's Titanic? Nothing should be watched more than Titanic on Boxing Day! More

Posted by pablo94 on Tuesday December 25, 2012, 12:46

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brilliant shout with mickey's christmas carol was devastated to find out my video copy of it last year was broke, damn nearly ruined my christmas found it online, and brought back the great memories of my childhood christmases More

Posted by jordieb on Thursday December 22, 2011, 23:20

7 Christmas
What kind of list is this? I do not know how you created ths list. Christmas in Connecticut is not even on the list. I think you need to rethink what Christmas is all about. More

Posted by bugsyb62 on Friday November 11, 2011, 16:18

8 RE: Bah Humbuggery
you evil!! :)) More

Posted by doncorti on Sunday December 26, 2010, 12:53

9 RE: Bah Humbuggery
Thanks for the kitten abuse! I'm off to spend Christmas kicking some cats into snow. More

Posted by Arfpint on Wednesday December 22, 2010, 18:03


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