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Home Alone is a staple movie of mine every Christmas, just as I know it is with so many others out there. However, I discovered a not-so-new movie to add to my must-watch films on Christmas as recommended by my good friend, Mark, who also happens to have great taste in movies.

The Holiday is so 2006! But I saw it for the first time today. And I loved, loved, loved it!

When I watched it, I said to myself, that’s me! – referring to Iris, Kate Winslet’s character. My favorite couple in the movie is yep, Iris and Miles of course.I never really imagined Jack Black for a romantic lead guy but he works it perfectly with Kate Winslet in this movie. 

I went on YouTube and found these two very nicely compiled video clips from The Holiday. 

Realize by Colbie Caillat


Someday, like Iris, I hope to find my own Miles and I begin to act more like a leading lady than a best friend. 


Ashes and Wine by A Fine Frenzy
And these lines from Iris — direct hit to my heart:

Why am I attracted to a person I know isn’t good?
Because you’re hoping you’re wrong and every time he does something that tells you he’s no good, you ignore it. And every time he comes through and surprises you, he wins you over. And you lose that argument with yourself that he’s not for you.

I understand feeling as small and as insignificant as humanly possible. And how it can actually ache in places you didn’t know you had inside you. And it doesn’t matter how many new haircuts you get, or gyms you join, or how many glasses of chardonnay you drink with your girlfriends… you still go to bed every night going over every detail and wonder what you did wrong or how you could have misunderstood. And how in the hell for that brief moment you could think that you were that happy. And sometimes you can even convince yourself that he’ll see the light and show up at your door. And after all that, however long all that may be, you’ll go somewhere new. And you’ll meet people who make you feel worthwhile again. And little pieces of your soul will finally come back. And all that fuzzy stuff, those years of your life that you wasted, that will eventually begin to fade.

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I highly recommend adding it to your movies to watch on Christmas.