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Make the Yuletide Gay (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  28 May 2009 (USA)
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Olaf "Gunn" Gunnunderson, an out-and-proud gay college student, crawls back into the closet to survive the holidays with his family. He keeps his cool as his quirky Midwestern-hearted ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Jordan ...
Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson
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Thomas
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Professor Daniel Van Devere
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Anya Gunnunderson
Jim Wharton ...
Man in Bathroom
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Peter Stanford
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Martha Stanford
Derek Long ...
Sven Gunnunderson
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Heather Mancuso
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Diego
Kevin F. Sherry ...
Bad Sweater Guy
Jessica Degase ...
College Students
Meagen Johnson ...
College Students
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Olaf "Gunn" Gunnunderson, an out-and-proud gay college student, crawls back into the closet to survive the holidays with his family. He keeps his cool as his quirky Midwestern-hearted parents try to set him up with his high school sweetheart, Abby. But when his boyfriend, Nathan, shows up at their doorstep unannounced, Gunn must put on a charade to keep the relationship a secret. With pressure mounting from all sides, will Gunn come out before the truth does? Written by Anonymous

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When Heather Mancuso (Alison Arngrim) comes to wish the Gunnundersons a Merry Christmas, Anya Gunnunderson says to Heather "Oh, don't be such a Nellie!" Arngrim played the part of Nellie Oleson on the 1974 series Little House on the Prairie. See more »

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Olaf is home for Christmas in Wisconsin, but in just about every outdoor scene, there is green grass and leaves on all the trees, something you'd never see in Wisconsin in December. Wrongfully considered a mistake: Actually Anya explains how they moved to warmer climate to avoid the harsh Wisconsin winters. See more »

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Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson: Wanna go find the other young people? Maybe they're all playing spin the bottle somewhere.
Nathan Stanford: Oooh, my favorite sport.
Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson: Yeah, like you ever kissed a girl before!
Nathan Stanford: Yeah, Frieda Belluci, fifth grade.
Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson: Really?
Nathan Stanford: Yup.
Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson: What was that like?
Nathan Stanford: Well... you know...
[whispers]
Nathan Stanford: made me gay.
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My new favourite Christmas movie
5 October 2011 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

Make the Yuletide Gay is a movie about Olaf, a proud gay-on-the-campus, who is afraid to come out to his eccentric family due to hearing many stories about good family relationships failing after a member came out of the closet. However, it appears that this Christmas, when his boyfriend Nathan joins Olaf's family festivity and his parents want desperately to pair him up with the pretty neighbour Abby, the truth will have to be told.

I did not have high expectations for this movie, as the production appears fairly low and, at first sight, the acting seems b-class. I could not be more wrong, and once again it shows how so often great works are overlooked just because they are not made on high budget or weren't promoted or stars do not play in them. The script is cool, everyone of the main cast is really strong - actors have great chemistry among each other as well as with their own character - and you can feel their enjoyment of acting in this movie through the screen. The jokes are funny and I haven't laughed like this at a movie for a long time. Definitely worth seeing and more than once!


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