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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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Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson
Wyatt Fenner ...
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
Massimo Quagliano ...
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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Trivia

Anya Gunnunderson's parting line to Heather Mancuso, "So Long. And thanks for all the fish" is a tribute to Doug Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The last book in that series was "So Long. And Thanks for All the Fish." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Anya Gunnunderson: So long. And thanks for all the fish!
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Featured in Make the Yuletide Gay: Outtakes (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Carol of the Bells
Music by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych and lyrics by Peter Wilhousky
Arranged by Austin Wintory
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Fun movie, not too heavy handed
4 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie. . .

I was not perfect, but it was fun. . .

It didn't preach hard about coming out. . .

It seemed that the problems were that there was no communication from any of them. . .

It had touches from old screw ball movies of the 1940's. . .

Misunderstandings. . .

Confused identities . .

Anya the mother could have played off of the Three Stooges or the Marx Brothers. . .

I would love to see these characters in another movie. . .

Perhaps, the lives of the two young lovers as a couple.


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