When Jonathan (John Cusack) and Sara (Kate Beckinsale) meet in Bloomingdale’s while trying to buy the same item during the Christmas rush, they feel an instant attraction. Sara expresses that if it’s true love, fate will bring them back together. But is love worth leaving it up to chance?
8) Love Actually (2003)
It’s Christmastime in London, and we’re experiencing it from all points of view: with the Prime Minister, with a has-been rockstar, through the relationship between a grieving father and his step-son and within a sticky love triangle. The ensemble cast includes Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman and Keira Knightley, among others, in this film directed by Richard Curtis.
What happens when the neighborhood’s most festive family decides to skip Christmas? Mass chaos, that’s what. Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis star in this holiday film based on John Grisham’s novel Skipping Christmas.
10) Just Friends (2005)
When a once-overweight man (Ryan Reynolds) returns to his hometown for Christmas thin and full of newfound confidence, he tries to woo his lifelong crush. Amy Smart and Anna Faris also star in this holiday-themed rom-com.
When a reckless 20-something moves in with her older brother and his wife in their Chicago home, she and her friend shake up their seemingly normal lifestyle. Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Joe Swanberg and Lena Dunham star in this indie film.
When Bill Murray wakes up on the day of his live holiday special and realizes a storm has snowed in most of his guests, you’d think it’d be chaos. But with a little song, dance and special appearances by Amy Poehler, George Clooney, Paul Schaffer, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman and Miley Cyrus, it turns out a snowstorm isn’t so bad after all.