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How to have a Love Actually Christmas

When December swings around, many of us indulge in one holiday tradition or another. For some it’s setting up a Christmas tree just so, for others it’s to go on a wild gingerbread house-baking spree.

One thing that everyone seems to hold dear is a go-to holiday film they screen every year – and one of those is Love Actually. Octopus costumes! Dancing Hugh Grant! First love! Emma Thomson bawling her eyes out to Joni Mitchell. Personally, I have to say I am not a Love Actually fan, but I know alot of you are – and for those of you who are not but believe in love, here’s how to have a lucky in love Xmas Love Actually style…

Dance like nobody’s watching: CC: Hugh Grant The Prime Minister. And Sarah when she (nearly) bags Karl (sob).

Create a new swearword: Go on, get creative and make something Billy Mack would be proud of. Someone is bound to piss you off royally during the silly season.

Seduce a politician: Or two, if you’re a bit of a Natalie.

Learn a musical instrument to impress your true love: If it worked for young Sam, and countless nerds who have gone on to become rock stars, you’ve got a shot.

Go skinny-dipping: We have the good fortune of our Christmas being in Summer, plus glorious beaches – so no need to dive head first into a conspicuous lake.

Spend Christmas in a foreign country: If the geeky awkward guy managed to bag a bunch of babes via his cheeky accent, perhaps you will too.

Embrace the emotive female-driven pop: Dido, SugarBabes, Girls Aloud, Mariah… need we go on?

Tell someone you love them: Holding up giant cards declaring, “Just because it’s Christmas” “(and at Christmas you tell the truth)” :’(

Spend some quality time with a close mate: Christmas doesn’t have to be all about family, you know. Bring over a bottle of something and reminisce about the years gone by.

Christmas wrap like a BOSS: Who would have thought Mr Bean was such a precise prezzie wrapper?

Perform your favourite Christmas song with ‘new and improved’ lyrics: Performance must include saucy back-up dancers.

Throw a dress up party: We hear lobsters and octopi make great costumes, even if eight is a lot of legs.

Stand up for yourself: Prime Minister Hugh was not going to just stand there and let President Billy Bob violate “Britain”, so if you’ve got something to say, now’s your chance.

Flirt in a strange situation: It will make for a great story later – and after all, it panned out for John and Judy.

Embrace the PDA: Go on, propose to your partner with a whole Portuguese village watching, or launch yourself onto your lover at the airport, we won’t judge.

Surrender to the total agony of being in love. Sam may be young, but he knows what’s up.

Strange Wedding Traditions

The one thing every human society has in common is marriage. However some societies have gross, confusing, terrifying, or any mixture of the three wedding traditions. Have a read of these strange wedding traditions…

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Although Westerner Brides traditionally wear white, to most of the world a white bridal dress is very strange. In most countries the bridal dress is very vibrant and full of color. So why are western brides so limited in their options? It is said to have started with Queen Victoria in 1840 when she donned a white dress in her marriage to Prince Albert. In her day, this was very controversial because the color white was associated with mourning.

Strange Wedding Traditions

The one thing every human society has in common is marriage. However some societies have gross, confusing, terrifying, or any mixture of the three wedding traditions. Have a read of these strange wedding traditions…

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In the Congo, if you want to ruin someone’s wedding just hire a comedian. In order for the marriage to be taken seriously the bride and groom are not allowed to smile throughout the entire ceremony.

Strange Wedding Traditions

The one thing every human society has in common is marriage. However some societies have gross, confusing, terrifying, or any mixture of the three wedding traditions. Have a read of these strange wedding traditions…

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Some villages in Africa require an older woman to accompany the newlyweds into their bedroom on the first night of their marriage in order to “show the bride the ropes”. Although this is usually a village elder, sometimes it can be the brides own mother. And you thought your parents were nosy.

Strange Wedding Traditions

The one thing every human society has in common is marriage. However some societies have gross, confusing, terrifying, or any mixture of the three wedding traditions. Have a read of these strange wedding traditions…

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One of the stranger wedding traditions on our list, this one comes to us from the Irish counties of Leitrim and Mayo. In these counties there are 9 young men that are collectively designated as “straw boys”. On the eve  before the wedding the strawboys go to the house of the bride and dance with her. If there are any other women in the home they dance with them too.

 

Celebrity Wedding Dresses ♥ Yoko Ono

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Even though Yoko was branded the bitch who broke up the Beatles, she was able to rock a cool mini wedding dress. In 1969 Yoko Ono married John Lennon on Gibraltar. Her wedding dress was a textured mini-dress that was white in color. She paired the dress with white knee socks and a large brimmed white felt hat.

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Now, don’t laugh but Queen Elizabeth II was a style icon once upon a time with her lovely wedding gown made of ivory duchess satin and studded with 10,000 imported white pearls and decorated with silver thread and tulle embroidery.

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♥ Special Wedding Day Touches ♥

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A meaningful touch to your Wedding Day is a ‘Fight Box’. Before your big day, find a beautiful wooden box, a bottle of wine (if you drink), and two glasses. Write love notes to each other, explaining your feelings as you prepare to start your new life together as marriage partners. Seal your letter without letting your soon-to-be read what you’ve written.

During the ceremony, place the love notes inside the wooden box with the wine and glasses. Take turns hammering the box shut, one nail at a time, until the box is sealed.

Agree to keep the box sealed until a special anniversary, like your 10th or 20th, unless you hit a rough patch. Then, break open the box, pour the wine, read the letters, and reminisce about what brought you together!

Strange Wedding Traditions

The one thing every human society has in common is marriage. However some societies have gross, confusing, terrifying, or any mixture of the three wedding traditions. Have a read of these strange wedding traditions…

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In Yugur culture (an ethnic Chinese minority) the groom will actually shoot his bride with a bow and arrow before the wedding…three times. Ok, so the arrows don’t have arrowheads, but still, thats like getting shot with rubber bullets. Once the deed is done, the groom will collect the arrows and break them, thus ensuring that they will love each other forever. How romantic!