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Christmas is nearly here and of course that means television is dominated by the same old Christmas movies we get every year. You get the timeless and heartwarming ones (It's A Wonderful Life) and the awful ones that do their utmost to break your...

Christmas is nearly here and of course that means television is dominated by the same old Christmas movies we get every year. You get the timeless and heartwarming ones (It's A Wonderful Life) and the awful ones that do their utmost to break your Christmas spirit (Jingle All The Way). Then a few years ago a movie called 'The Holiday' was released which brought joy into the hearts of millions and, more importantly, introduced the idea of home swapping to people all over the world.

For you unfortunate souls who aren't familiar with The Holiday here is a quick overview from IMDb:

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

It stars Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet & Jack Black who all fall in love. In it, Cameron Diaz's character swaps her house in Los Angeles for Kate Winslet's pad in the English countryside. How it didn't win the Oscar for Best Picture I'll never know.

We've listed our most popular Los Angeles properties so you too can live like Kate Winslet...

1. A Spacious One Bedroom with Views of Downtown and the Mountains

Right at the top of our list; this wonderful property puts paid to the myth that you need a huge house to be on Love Home Swap. This single bedroom property is in a fantastic location and the owner clearly takes a lot of pride in their house.

2. Hollywood Hills Home

 

This beautiful home is newly remodelled and located in the trendy Loz Feliz Silverlake Area. With a beautiful view and great walks in the Hollywood Hills along with a buzzy nightlife and great restaurants you get the best of both worlds.

3. Beautiful 1920's French Home

 

Designed by architect to the stars Paul Williams, this is a spectacular house. Located in the heart of Los Angeles with Hancock park nearby this is ideal for families and couples alike.

4. 1961 Hollywood Hill Retreat

 

Stunning canyon views and easy access to all the nightlife Hollywood has to offer, this is a wonderful property. The owners top tip - go for a sunset horseback ride overlooking the famous Hollywood sign which is located close by.

5. Ultra Luxurious Condo with Stunning Views

 

Enjoy an ice cold drink in the LA sunshine over looking the marina on the roof of this luxurious condo.

If these amazing properties haven't tempted you I'm not sure what can... click to take a look at all our other amazing Los Angeles properties and start planning your 'Holiday' getaway.

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