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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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Eine Überraschung zum Fest  »

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In four out of his five credited acting roles, Kevin F. Sherry played an identically named character, "Bad Sweater Guy." Also, those same four out of five acting roles, in Role/Play (2010), Make the Yuletide Gay (2009), Back Soon (2007), and Long-Term Relationship (2006), were movies which were written, produced, and directed by Rob Williams. See more »


When Abby is talking to Nathan in the back yard porch swing, her hands jump from being behind her back, tucked into her lap, and fists placed on hips within split seconds, then back again. 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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Featured in Make the Yuletide Gay: Deleted Scenes (2009) See more »


Carol of the Bells
Music by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych and lyrics by Peter Wilhousky
Arranged by Austin Wintory
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Fun Holiday Fluff
15 June 2010 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

This falls right into line with every cheesy, over the top, Christmas romance I have ever seen- and I loved it.

It was lighthearted and fun and I giggled snorted through most of it. Gunn is absolutely adorkable, and Nathan is just SO snarktastic.

All kidding aside, there is a tremendous amount of love and affection in this movie, between the boys obviously, but also those around them. The cast of supporting players was interesting as well, lots of familiar faces.

This wasn't made to be any sort of serious social commentary, folks, it's holiday fluff and if you take it as such you'll giggle too, and enjoy it.

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