Warm your heart with these five LGBTQIA+ holiday films.
Happiest Season (2020): This film which is streaming on Hulu follows a lesbian couple played by Kristen Stewart and Mckenzie Davis that struggles with finding themselves and being true to their sexualities in the face of their families over the holidays. It is a comedy-drama that can make you laugh and tug at your heartstrings.
Let it Snow (2019): The adaptation of a book by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle, this romantic comedy follows many people who find themselves in the holiday season looking for love and support. The anthology follows a lesbian couple (Liv Hewson and Anna Akana) that was not in the book but was a welcome change to the authors who wholeheartedly accept it. You can stream this one on Netflix.
The Holiday Sitter (2022): One of Hallmark Network’s first forays into the LGBTQ Christmas films, “The Holiday Sitter” follows a couple (Johnathan Bennet and George Krissa) where one of the people is a workaholic and is losing the spirit of the holidays. While it is a generic holiday plot, this is one of the network’s first gay couples in the movies, showing that even gay people can be in corny holiday movies as well.
Under the Christmas Tree (2021): This Lifetime original movie follows the story of a government worker (Tattiawna Jones) trying to get a Christmas tree from a small business owner (Elise Bauman), and how they begin to fall in love. This was the Lifetime Network’s first lesbian Christmas film.
Single All the Way (2021): Netflix’s first gay Christmas romantic comedy, “Single All the Way” follows a man (Michael Urie) who pretends his best friend (Philemon Chambers) is his date for Christmas but is then set up on a blind date by his mother. Hilarity ensues. This film is special due to not only being the first gay Christmas movie by Netflix but also because it is an interracial gay relationship between a white and Black man.
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Edited by Nykeya Woods