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It may not be a traditional Christmas movie when compared to “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” or and “The Grinch,” but “The Holiday” always tops my lists of must-see films every holiday season.
Starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black, the movie follows two women during the holiday season who are unlucky in love. They swap homes in each other’s countries to get away from it all and end up meeting local men and … well, we don’t want to spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it.
If you love the film, had a rough holiday season yourself or can simply relate to its premise, we have some good news. A new sweepstakes is giving you the chance to follow in the ladies’ footsteps by running away from your love life — or lack thereof — and heading out for a free vacation.
The #SwapMyHoliday Sweepstakes, from Love Home Swap, a global home exchange community, is giving away a trip to either Los Angeles or Chesire, England — the two locations in the film — in partnership with the vacation timeshare company RCI.
One person will win a trip for two that includes round trip, coach-class air transportation, accommodations for seven nights at a home in one of these locations, airport transfer and $1,000 spending money. Love Home Swap says the estimated retail value of the trip is $10,675 if you choose England or $11,495 if you’ll be going to Los Angeles.
To enter, head to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and post a photo and comment about how you spent the winter holidays. If on Facebook, you will need to comment on Love Home Swap’s post about the contest. If using Twitter or Instagram, just follow @LoveHomeSwap and post the photo. Be sure to mention a friend you’d want to bring and include the hashtags #SwapMyHoliday and #Sweepstakes.
You have until Feb. 9 to enter. If you win, you must be able to travel between March 15 and April 31, 2020.
Now for the best part: check out the two locations to choose from if you win!
If you pick England, you’ll be staying in a luxury barn in Cheshire’s rolling countryside. The barn features views of the river, woods and fields and comes complete with a log burner and super-sized copper bath.
The location is also surrounded by cafes and gastropubs, and the barn comes with a private garden complete with loungers and a fire pit.
If the quiet life isn’t for you, perhaps the California coastline is. There, you’ll be staying in a hilltop home filled with floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Los Angeles property includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, ocean views, a pool, hot tub and a fire pit.
You can read the full rules for the #SwapMyHoliday sweepstakes on Love Home Swap’s website.
If you win, would you rather go to Los Angeles or England?