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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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Bad Sweater Guy
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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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Steve Callahan has appeared in two movies written, produced, and directed by Rob Williams, and has appeared with 'Derek Long (I)' in the same two movies, Role/Play (2010) and Make the Yuletide Gay (2009). 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: You know what I always wondered... are there any actual eggs in Egg Nog?
Nathan Stanford: hmm
Sven Gunnunderson: [rolling eyes] No one knows for sure.
Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson: hmmm
Nathan Stanford: Yeah, what is Nog anyway?
Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson: Yeah, what IS Nog?
Nathan Stanford: [giggles]
Sven Gunnunderson: [Puts down cup very slowly, rolls eyes and skulks away]
Nathan Stanford: [chortles]
Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson: [shakes head, looking down into cup] I don't know.
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O Holy Night
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Arranged by Austin Wintory
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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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