Yes, you read that right. Love Actually was on the telly... in April.
Quarantine will do strange things to a person. Common side effects include superhuman speed (judging by some of the 5k times we've been seeing online) and an overwhelming urge to bake banana bread. One side effect we hadn't heard tell of though is confusion over months of the year, but it seems that the guys over at Comedy Central have fallen victim to that one.
Giving the impression that they've lost all sense of time and day, they decided to air Love Actually on the telly last night and we're all just a little perplexed. It may feel as though it's the 38749574989th day in quarantine, but surely it couldn't be December yet?
There's no denying it's a whopper film but watching it in April feels wrong. Call us purists but Christmas movies should be left for Christmastime...didn't stop us from watching though. When in quarantine, eh?
Unsurprisingly, Twitter had a lot to say on the matter - with mixed reactions to the Tuesday night special. Some were thrilled, others less so.
Thank you for showing Love Actually! Having a Christmas film on in April seems bizarre but it's the pick me up we need at the moment. Such a feel good film!🎄❤️ pic.twitter.com/4b7D5gbcNz
— Sheryl Hartigan (@SherylHart15) April 21, 2020
The one night I haven’t put the tv on and I’ve missed #LoveActually now I’m depressed!
— siobhan butler (@xxsiobhanamyxx) April 22, 2020
Not quite sure why #LoveActually is on but it is definitely one of the best films ever 😊
— Donna...❤ (@XxDonnaLouxX) April 21, 2020
— Jude Ellis (@Hey_Jude71) April 21, 2020
— Mike Hird (@MikeHird) April 21, 2020
— Dodgy Knees #StayHome (@Just4TheT_Shirt) April 21, 2020
Like I’m not already confused about the date and what day it is...#LoveActually is on the tv! 🤯😂
— Sandra (@SandraLouise87) April 21, 2020
I’m eating an Easter Egg whilst watching #LoveActually
Is it Christmas or Easter? I’m so confused !!!🤯
— Charlotte Sykes (@Snoopy_Loopy) April 21, 2020
Eating an easter egg whilst watching any movie sounds like a good combination to us.