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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

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 »

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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 »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

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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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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