Love Actually

The Trailer for the 'Love Actually' Sequel is Here

Keira Knightley in a shot from the "Love Actually" sequel trailer. (Photo: NBC)

Love is actually all around us, folks – a sequel to beloved holiday romantic comedy Love Actually is happening! 

Now, before anybody gets too excited – this isn’t the feature-length Love Actually sequel that we all (or at least me) truly want. It’s a special ten-minute sketch in honor of the annual Red Nose Day charity telethon, penned by original writer/creator Richard Curtis. And it will star….virtually everyone who took part in the original film. 

Why British Rom-Com ‘Love Actually’ is the Best Christmas Movie Ever, Actually

The love actually poster, or most of it anyway. (Photo: Universal Pictures)

Apparently, there’s a fairly massive internet debate raging at the moment about the British holiday-themed romantic comedy Love Actually, its merits as a film, what it means about you as a person, woman, feminist, antifeminist or general human if you enjoy or don’t enjoy it, and whether or not it should be required viewing during the wider holiday season.

I can’t speak to many of the specifics in this unexpected socio-cultural online civil war, other than to say that Love Actually is probably my favorite Christmas movie. I watch it every year whilst I wrap presents on Christmas Eve. It makes me smile, and feel warm and fuzzy inside, and honestly, isn’t that what this time of year is supposed to be about in the first place? So, don’t expect a thesis-level defense of the film here – but, rather, a list of what it is I like so much about it.

Feel free to agree, disagree or leave me a list of what I ought to be watching instead in the comments.