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People Are Saying Love Actually Is The Best Christmas Rom Com Ever

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People Are Saying Love Actually Is The Best Christmas Rom Com Ever

With Christmas almost upon us, and lockdown meaning we have absolutely nothing else to do, it's time to start planning all the movies we're going to binge in the run up to the holidays.

So, of course, we turned to the official figures to make sure we didn't miss any corkers.

And right at the top of the list was none other than Love Actually - the Richard Curtis classic featuring a Christmas octopus and a dancing PM that left us all swooning.

In case you need reminding, the film is made up of nine intertwined stories that all have one thing in common- love.

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A couple of the storylines include newly-elected Prime Minister David (Hugh Grant) falls for his young junior staffer Natalie (Martine McCutcheon) and Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life.

We mean, really, it's feel good vibes from start to finish.

Love Actually is a fan favourite (Credit: Universal Pictures)
Love Actually is a fan favourite (Credit: Universal Pictures)

Compiled on rating site, Ranker - which receives 40 million visits a month - the list of the top Christmas rom-coms is ordered based opinions of the public, and is changeable depending how the votes sway.

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It doesn't include any of the Hallmark Christmas movies, but instead focuses specifically on festive rom-coms.

Closely following Love Actually is Last Holiday, featuring Queen Latifah and LL Cool J.

The movie centres around Georgia (Latifah), a department store worker who is told she has weeks to live, and jets on a plush holiday in Europe beforehand.

Next on the list is White Christmas - a 1954 Crimbo rom-com centring around singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) who perform in a Christmas show in rural Vermont with sisters Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen).

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White Christmas came in second place (Credit: Paramount Pictures)
White Christmas came in second place (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

The Shop In The Corner is rated the fourth most popular in the list, shortly followed by Sleepless in Seattle and 1949 black and white festive movie, The Holiday Affair.

Seventh place goes to 1945 festive movie, Christmas In Connecticut, while The Bishop's Wife came in eighth place, and The Perfect Holiday comes ninth.

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Landing in tenth place is Christmas In July, the show revolves around Jimmy MacDonald's character Dick Powell, who is bluffed into thinking he's won a big radio contest, but then everything starts to unravel.

Christmas classic 'The Holiday' didn't make the top ten (Credit: Universal)
Christmas classic 'The Holiday' didn't make the top ten (Credit: Universal)

Other films that rank further down the list include Last Christmas, The Princess Switch and The Holiday - which was quite frankly *robbed* in 18th place.

You can check out the full list, and vote to reshuffle the ranking here.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

Topics: Love Actually, TV Entertainment

Joanna Freedman
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