Netflix’s newest festive film is a must-watch for any Christmas and romcom lover like me.
Sloane (Emma Roberts) is sick of her family setting her up with strangers in an attempt to marry her off. So when she meets Jackson (Luke Bracey); who is fresh off a terrible Christmas unknowingly becoming somebody’s instant boyfriend himself, they agree to support each other through the holidays in the future as Holidates, no strings attached just a promise to always spend the holidays together. They literally only see each other on a holiday and don’t communicate the rest of the year.
They have a great time New Years through to Halloween and then an unfortunate night turns into a pivotal moment in their relationship, can they continue to have their casual relationship? Is it possible to develop it into something more? Or is it just not going to work out in the future?
This film has such a great cast! I literally wish I was a member of their family. I love Emma Roberts she just seems so casually chic then playing Sloane’s sister Abby is Jessica Capshaw who played Arizona in Grey’s Anatomy; one of my favourite characters, and her crazy single Aunt Susan is played by Kristin Chenoweth; as in the original Glinda in Wicked. It’s a great Romcom; which isn’t too cheesy like a lot of festive films, that I will no doubt enjoy year round and not shoehorn it specifically for Christmas. A lovely reminder that sometimes you’ve got to break out of your comfort zone and take a chance on love. And let’s be honest, one of the best things about being in a relationship is not being alone on the holidays!!!