5. The Holiday

On iTunes at: itunes.apple.com

Another festive love film is The Holiday, starring one of my personal favourites, Kate Winslet. Winslet plays a slightly pathetic, love-sick singleton desperate to escape the festive season after discovering that the object of her obsession is now engaged to another woman. Cameron Diaz plays a high-flying LA movie producer who has everything she could ever want – except love. These unlikely two agree to switch homes in a bid to escape their miserable reality. Once they do so, the people they meet help them find happiness. Despite the cliché love interests, there is one relationship formed that is truly moving – the relationship Iris (Winslet) forms with her lonely elderly neighbour. This genuine, heart-warming friendship between Iris and Arthur can make even the coldest Christmas heart melt. A lovely rom-com, perfect for Christmas or any other time you find yourself in need of a pick-me-up!

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