Love actually

This is another one of my Christmas favorites: The unabashedly sentimental, charming stew that is “Love Actually,” an ensemble piece that follows the intertwined threads of several different story lines at Christmas in London. Starring Hugh Grant as the prime minister! Liam Neeson as widowed dad! Emma Thompson as unsuspecting spouse! Great pop soundtrack, including this version of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” by the young Olivia Olson. In an interview I saw, she said she was told to rein in her voice for the part because it wasn’t “believable” for a girl her age: