Holiday Movies with Amazing Homes

Do you have favorite holiday movies you watch every year? I was looking at my favorite holiday movies and I had a revelation. I love to watch movies that have amazing homes in them again and again. Maybe it’s because I’m fantasizing about what it would be like to live there.

I noticed something else, all but one are Nancy Meyers films. This can’t be a coincidence. She always puts amazing homes in her movies. They aren’t all “holiday movies”, but I find myself putting these on while I’m decorating the house or wrapping gifts.

Today I’m joining Rachelle from My Hubbard Home to share all of our favorite holiday movies. You can see links to all the posts at the bottom. Here are my favorites.

The Holiday

This movie has two amazing homes. The stone cottage in England is so quaint. Every detail is perfect. There are toile curtains and slip covers. She always has the mantel just so perfectly styled. Then there’s a second house in LA. Both houses have such a strong style, but totally different.

The homes in her movies have just the right amount of personal touches to make them seem real.

You can rent this movie on Amazon Prime.

Something’s Gotta Give

You can find this one Amazon Prime too. The Hamton’s beach house is gorgeous. I love the big round table with the beautifully slip covered chairs and the giant wall full of ironstone. In her kitchen, I like the simple subway tile with the soapstone counter and the large white brackets under the cabinets.

It’s Complicated

The kitchen in this movie makes me want to come for dinner. In the movie, she is remodeling her house and Steve Martin is the architect. What could be better than that? As I’m looking at the photos I see one thing that is consistent throughout the settings in all of them and it’s the lighting. The lighting in each room is one big part of why they look so inviting.

When Harry Met Sally

You can watch When Harry Met Sally on HBO Max if you are a subscriber, but you can also rent on Amazon. I love so many things about this movie. I love the clips of the older couples talking about how they met. I love the music, which is a lot of Harry Conick Jr. There are so many lines I remember from this movie.

If you haven’t seen any of Nancy Meyers’ films, check them out. You will come away with lots of decorating ideas in addition to a warm and cozy feeling.

Grace and Frankie House

This isn’t a movie, but I can’t leave this house out. The beach house in this TV show is so gorgeous. You can read an article about that house here.

Now it’s time to see what my blogging friends like to watch. Rachelle is sharing her favorite family Christmas movies. Come See Rebecca at Zucchini Sisters. She is sharing her six favorite Christmas Movies. Barbara at Mantel and Table is sharing her four fabulous favorites for the holidays. Niky from House on Silverado is sharing A Christmas Story.

What are your favorite things to watch during the holidays?

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  1. Andrea! I do the exact same thing! I love movie interiors, and have always wanted to do a post or a dissertation or something on the living room in Back to the Future! πŸ™‚ Plus I LOVE Nancy Meyers movies. I haven’t seen that first one, so I’m going there next! Thanks for the fun twist on holiday interiors!!

  2. Andrea, I’ve seen all of these movies except It’s Complicated, and I love them all! I didn’t even realize they are from the same producer, but it makes sense. I am obsessed with Kate Winslet’s cottage in The Holiday! And the Hampton’s beach house in Something’s Gotta Give is so dreamy. I remember the chic New York City apartments in When Harry Met Sally. Now I’ve got to see It’s Complicated! Thanks for sharing this list! Now I want to watch the other films that I haven’t seen in a while, too πŸ™‚

  3. I love all of these movies! Great choices and noting the homes πŸ™‚ I “listened” to The Holiday on the way down to AZ, and I just watched When Harry Met Sally this week. Hugs friend.

  4. What a fun idea and a new way to look at a movie one might has watched before!

  5. Calypso in the Country says:

    Yes, those are definitely some of my favorites! I also love the house in Life as We Know It (with Katherine Heigl & Josh Duhamel). I’m not sure who designed that one but it’s lovely. Enjoy your weekend and have a happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Oh thank you! I haven’t seen that one. I will check that one out.

  6. My favorite thing to do is Hallmark movies, they make me laugh. My daughter in law and I giggle but how horrible most of their decorations are, but this year I noticed improvement.

  7. Andrea, I LOVE movies with fabulous houses! It’s been decades since I watched When Harry Met Sally so that is definitely on my list over the holidays. What a fun blog post!

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