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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:
Wyatt Fenner ...
Professor Daniel Van Devere
Jim Wharton ...
Man in Bathroom
Peter Stanford
Martha Stanford
Derek Long ...
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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Also Known As:

Eine Überraschung zum Fest  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kelly Keaton has appeared in three movies written, produced, and directed by Rob Williams, and has appeared in the same three movies with 'Kevin F Sherry', Make the Yuletide Gay (2009), Back Soon (2007), and Long-Term Relationship (2006). 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: Did you guys hear what I said? I'm gay.
Nathan Stanford: Um, I'm gay too if that wasn't clear. It was, ok.
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Featured in Make the Yuletide Gay: Cast Interviews (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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Ah! That's it!
4 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

It took me a while to figure out what about this movie was bugging me. I loved the story, the dialog was fine, the actors were great. Finally, I realized I was watching a filmed play. Once I got the mindset that I was watching a play as opposed to a movie I enjoyed it twice as much.

Have watched it three times. Love it!

Not too sugary or predictable, I fell in love with his parents. I'm tired of watching movies where everyone looks like they just stepped out of a salon. This family was very "real".

The trick is to get in a "I'm watching a play" mindset and you won't have that "This movie was just okay" attitude.

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