Aren't friends just the greatest?!?! And I don't mean the people we schlepp around with on a regular basis simply because our lives have been thrown together for some obligatory reason. I mean FRIENDS. Friends who are there for you, no matter what. Friends who stick up for you. Friends who have seen you at your worst...heck, seen you through your worst...and still love you just the same. I know, I know, this is starting to sound like a cheesy Hallmark card. Well, I'm sorry people! It's Christmas and cheesiness abounds this time of year! That's why for my favorite scene, I have chosen a movie about both Christmas and friendship. Well, actually, Christmas and love, to be specific. But at the end of the day, isn't friendship really the purest form of love?
Love Actually manages to take a number of well-developed characters and weave together their very different stories during Christmas time in London - and does it amazingly well (Garry Marshall, please take note). This scene depicts a nearly lifelong friendship between washed up English rock star Billy Mack and his long-suffering, adorably Scottish manager Joe. Billy has just stunned the British masses by scoring the number one Christmas song with his self-described "festering turd of a record," Christmas Is All Around. But instead of going out and celebrating with sex, drugs and craziness like a typical rock star, Billy decides to stay in and hang with Joe - one of those true friends I mentioned above.
Love Actually is my favorite Christmas movie of all time. It makes me feel happy and excited for the holidays, and I hope this scene puts you in the spirit as well!