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December is here, guys, how time flies! Are you feeling the holiday spirit already?
With that in mind, and given everything that’s happening around us, we thought we could all use some holiday cheer so we’ve compiled a list of LGBT Christmas movies that you might want to watch (or watch out for in the case of the upcoming ones). Take a look at some of the titles below and please don’t forget to share with us in the comments section your all-time favorite LGBT Christmas movies!
- A New York Christmas Wedding (2020, Otoja Abit) – this 89-minute queer movie stars Chris Noth, Denny Dillon, Tyra Ferrell, and Joe Perrino to name a few. It was released this November 5 on Netflix and it features a bisexual female lead Jennifer (played by Nia Fairweather) who is about to get married to her rich Manhattanite fiancé, David (played by Otoja Abit).
But everything has been cast into uncertainty when she was visited by an angel who showed her the might-have-beens if she’d followed her feelings for her childhood best friend instead. What’s a bride-to-be to do?
- The Christmas House (2020, Michael Grossman) – this Hallmark TV movie premiered on November 22. It stars Ana Ayora, Robert Buckley, Sharon Lawrence, Treat Williams, Brad Harder, and openly gay actor Jonathan Bennett who is best-known as Lindsey Lohan’s love interest in Mean Girls (2004, Mark Waters).
In The Christmas House, Brandon Mitchell (played by Jonathan Bennett), goes back home for the holiday season with his husband Jake (Brad Harder). Jake and Brandon are hoping to adopt their first child and are waiting for a call from an agency.
- Happiest Season (2020, Clea DuVall) – this holiday romantic comedy started airing last November 25, 2020 at 12:00 AM PT (3:00 AM EST) on Hulu.
In Happiest Season, Abby (Kristen Stewart) meets her girlfriend Harper’s (Mackenzie Davis) family for the first time. She was planning to propose to Harper during the latter’s family annual holiday party but then she realizes that not only does Harper’s family not know about their relationship, they also don’t know she’s gay.
Happiest Season stars Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Victor Garber, Dan Levy, Alison Brie, Ana Gasteyer, Aubrey Plaza, Jake McDorman, Mary Holland, Mary Steenburgen, Michelle Buteau, Sarayu Rao, and Clea DuVall.
- The Christmas Setup (2020, Pat Mills) – if it were you, what will you choose? Love or career?
Such is the predicament of a New York City lawyer named Hugo (played by Ben Lewis), who goes home to Milwaukee for Christmas with his best friend, Madelyn (Ellen Wong).
Thanks to Hugo’s cupid of a mother, Kate (Fran Drescher), the family holiday had quickly turned into a romantic holiday after he reconnected with his high school friend/crush, Patrick (Blake Lee). However, Hugo has suddenly received word of his promotion that entails moving to London—what’s a guy to do?
Actors Ben Lewis and Blake Lee, by the way, are actually married in real life; they aren’t just an onscreen gay couple.
The Christmas Setup will start airing on Lifetime this December 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
- Dashing in December (2020, Jake Helgren) – this rom-com film stars Peter Porte as Wyatt Burwall, Juan Pablo Di Pace as Heath Ramos, Andie MacDowell as Deb Burwall, Caroline Harris as Blake Berry, Carlos Sanz as Carlos, and Katherine Bailess as Willa to name a few.
Big city guy Wyatt (played by Peter Porte) finally goes back home but not exactly for the holidays but to convince his mother, Deb (played by Andie MacDowell), to sell their family’s Colorado ranch.
What will happen however, if this sophisticated, New York City financier falls in love with their ranch hand Heath (Juan Pablo Di Pace), whose dream is to save the ranch and its magical Winter Wonderland attraction?
Dashing in December will premiere on Paramount Network this December 13 at 7 p.m.
Happy watching, guys!