Bliža se božič in ostareli rocker Billy Mack načrtuje veliki povratek na glasbeno sceno. S tem namenom posname božično pesem, vendar pohod na glasbene lestvice ne bo enostaven, saj mora tekmovati z veliko bolj priljubljeno fantovsko skupino. Medtem se novi britanski premier zagleda v svojo privlačno pomočnico, vendar je zelo neroden pri izražanju svojih čustev. Premierova sestra Karen ima zakonsko krizo, obenem pa pomaga prijatelju Danielu, ki je pravkar izgubil ženo in ostal sam s posvojenim sinom. Vendar to nikakor niso edine zgodbe, ki se v tem filmu prepletajo.
Against the backdrop of aged has-been rock star Billy Mack's Christmas themed comeback cover of "Love Is All Around" which he knows is crap and makes no bones about it much to his manager Joe's chagrin as he promotes the record, several interrelated stories about romantic love and the obstacles to happiness through love for Londoners are presented in the five weeks preceding Christmas. Daniel's wife has just passed away, leaving him to take care of his adolescent stepson Sam by himself. Daniel is uncertain how to deal with Sam and his problems without his wife present, especially in light of a potential budding romance within their household. Juliet and Peter have just gotten married. They believe that Peter's best friend and best man Mark hates Juliet but won't say so to his or her face. Others looking at the situation from the outside believe Mark is jealous of Juliet as he is in love with Peter himself. Jamie, a writer, is taking a writing retreat by himself in rural France following catching his latest girlfriend in an indiscretion. Jamie ends up spending much time in France with Aurélia, the Portuguese woman hired as the housekeeper. The question becomes not only if they can communicate their day-to-day needs with each other as she speaks no English, he speaks no Portuguese, and neither speaks French well, but communicate what seems to be their increasing mutual attraction to each other. Sarah has been in love with her co-worker Karl for the two years they have worked together, this attraction which everyone in their workplace knows about. Sarah has to decide if she can be forward enough to express this love directly to Karl, especially in light of what has been her personal priority of dealing with a family issue. Harry and Karen have been in a stable long term marriage. His new assistant Mia drops hints to him that she would like them to be romantically involved. Harry has to decide whether to fall to the temptation, especially considering being married to a