Putting up the tree is always one of my favorite moments of the season. Hubs and I put on Muppet Christmas Carol and find all the weird ornaments we forgot we have. If you look closely at the ornaments, you'll get a good idea of our pop-culture obsessions. Our interior design aesthetic is "the toys you wished you had in childhood" and Christmas really pushes that to the limit.
I do most of my holiday rom-comming alone, as I understand that my tolerance for schmaltz is higher than average. I'm perfectly capable of laughing at my snarky jokes in a house by myself. But when I heard there was a new Lindsay Lohan Christmas movie, I knew this was a full-squad event. I needed to get my Christmas movie crew together with pizza delivery and a bottle of vodka to fully appreciate the ridiculous majesty of Falling for Christmas.
It’s that time of year again! And by that time of year, I mean Daylight Savings Time. Suddenly it's dark by five and the outdoors have become frigid and unwelcoming. But it's also the time of year that my streaming services serve up my favorite genre of goofy rom-com: the holiday goofy rom-com! I'm here to tell you which ones to gobble up like sugar cookies, which ones to slice thinly like fruitcake, and which ones to avoid like coal in your stocking.
I’ve gone back to Italy for more! A month ago, I reviewed two Netflix Italian rom-coms that came out this year. Just in case you were worried that those two movies constituted the entirety of Netflix's Italy-set rom-coms released in 2022, I'm here to tell you that there are at least two more available. If you can't get enough of Vespas riding through sun-drenched wineries, I'm here to tell you where to get your fix.
I have never been to Italy. And honestly, it's not that high on my list of places to go. I'm much more drawn to a misty Irish moor than a sun-drenched Italian villa. I prefer whiskey to wine and potatoes to pasta, and I've got a little too much American get-er-done-itis to settle properly into the leisurely lifestyle I've been led to believe Italians live. But that doesn't mean I'm not susceptible to Italy-porn. I like a good tomato sauce montage as much as the next girl, and I wouldn't say no to a Vespa ride through an olive grove. I don't have any fun travel on the books until next year, so I scratched the itch last night with two Italy-centric rom-coms on Netflix.
She's been iconically hot since 2000, when she showed up at the Grammys in a filmy green dress that was instantly seared into the popular consciousness. As a singer and dancer she's had her fair share of incredible looks, but it's her career as an actress that has really solidified her into one of this generation's hottest women. Her movie career seems to have guided by a single principle: is there an opportunity for me to look smoking hot in this film?
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