Why 'Love Actually' Celebrates Christmas For Those Who Don't
Mention Love Actually to anyone and you'll get a few people who'll roll their eyes, tons who'll light up and gush over it, and somewhere near zero who won't know what you're talking about. With that, the holiday-film favorite is not without unending praise, and the typical lines, It's so good, and best movie EVERRRR, get lost in a sea of other lines just like them.
In this particular essay, Sonia Saraiya for The A.V. Club, praises the star-studded movie from the perspective of someone who hasn't celebrated Christmas since she was ten--as someone of Indian descent, she felt alienated as a child during the holiday season, wondering why her Hindi family shouldn't partake in the inescapable festivities of Christmas. Yet, despite her distance from the holiday, Saraiya admits that each time she watches Love Actually, she wishes it would never end, and that the interwoven stories of love and of heartbreak would keep unfolding.
Read her heartwarming essay that proves how a film hugely associated with Christmas means more to people than going through the motions of holiday festivities by clicking here.