In the Christmas Rom-Com war, Love Actually was voted better than The Holiday

Both films were released within three years and have grown into certifiable modern celebratory classics They belong to Die Hard, It’s a Wonderful Life and Home Alone for the Holidays

Both are schmaltzy, both have great music, both have great casts But which film is the better overall?

In the run-up to Christmas, UNILAD publishes a series of polls to find out what you think of the festivities. Is it wrong to get a snack? What is the best potato shape for a Christmas dinner? We ask the big questions

Let’s tell us which is better: love actually or vacation? Well, despite a lot of love for both films, the former captured the latter with 729% of the vote

Richard Curtis’ ensemble rom-com, released in 2003, stars one of the main characters in a celebratory film, including Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy and Gregor Fisher Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Andrew Lincoln and Colin Firth

There’s also Martin Freeman, Joanna Page, Kris Marshall, Billy Bob Thornton, Rowan Atkinson and January Jones – oh, and Ant and Dec too

Rotten Tomatoes has a 64% rating, with most previous reviews praising its warmth and sweet feel, despite other issues with the film

It’s a big, juggling, bloated giant of a movie with storylines of nude surrogates, a cheating husband, a sex-driven British man on his way to the US, and a lovesick best friend, among other things, in recent years some aspects have been heavily criticized – namely, how terrible some of his characters are

The Holiday was published, written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers in 2006. Though not such a mammoth, its cast is equally strong: Jack Black, Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz and Jude Law

It’s also a lot easier to set up: two women (Winslet and Diaz) from the US and UK, tired of making love at home, swap places for the holidays while trying to enjoy their getaway, they both meet And fall in love with two men (Black and Law)

It’s a far more intimate film, although it focuses on the loving, cute moments (supported by an outstanding score by Hans Zimmer) Critical reception wasn’t quite as friendly with a 50% rating for rotten tomatoes, however, it’s often considered one of the top Christmas movies

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BJTC accredited degree in multimedia journalism, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National while working as a freelance film journalist and becoming a Rotten Tomatoes accredited critic while doing it has now left his Scottish homelands and settled down as a journalist at UNILAD

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Source: https://www.unilad.co.uk/film-and-tv/love-actually-voted-better-than-the-holiday/