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Make the Yuletide Gay (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 28 May 2009 (USA)
A gay student who is "out" at college but not to his family receives an unexpected visit from his boyfriend while at home during the holidays.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson
Wyatt Fenner ...
Professor Daniel Van Devere
Anya Gunnunderson
Jim Wharton ...
Man in Bathroom
Peter Stanford
Martha Stanford
Derek Long ...
Sven Gunnunderson
Heather Mancuso
Massimo Quagliano ...
Kevin F. Sherry ...
Bad Sweater Guy
Jessica Degase ...
College Students
Meagen Johnson ...
College Students


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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28 May 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eine Überraschung zum Fest  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson: [about Abby] We dated four years ago, in High School! We're totally different people now. She's a beautician, and I'm...
Sven Gunnunderson: You're what?
Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson: *Not* a beautician.
Anya Gunnunderson: [Runs fingers through Gunn's hair] You're telling me! Have Abbey give you a cut and a blow sometime, you'll be happier for it.
Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson: I don't need Abbey to blow me to be happy.
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O Holy Night
English words by John Sullivan Dwight, French lyrics by Placide Cappeau and music by Adolphe Adam
Arranged by Austin Wintory
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10 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gunn has a holiday surprise for his folks and boy is it a big one!! A sweet and goofy film that has a fine message of acceptance but doesn't hit the viewer over the head with it. The male leads are endearing and attractive but this is stolen by Kelly Keaton as the mom who gets a natural high from the joy of Christmas and life in general. She and Derek Long have fun as the long married couple who accept each other as they are, she a motor mouthed dervish and he a semi clueless stoner. Hallee Hirsh is sprightly as the girl next door who is wilder than she appears and hey look its Nellie Olsen as her Mom! Speaking of Alison Arngrim she is having a ball as the randy next door neighbor who engages in veiled verbal jousting with Gunn's mom to the audience's delight.

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