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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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Professor Daniel Van Devere
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Jim Wharton ...
Man in Bathroom
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Peter Stanford
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Martha Stanford
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Heather Mancuso
Massimo Quagliano ...
Diego
Kevin F. Sherry ...
Bad Sweater Guy
Jessica Degase ...
College Students
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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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Eine Überraschung zum Fest  »

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Derek Long has appeared in three movies written, produced, and directed by Rob Williams, and has appeared with Steve Callahan and 'Kevin F Sherry' in two of those movies, Role/Play (2010) and Make the Yuletide Gay (2009). See more »

Goofs

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

Abby Mancuso: Why are all the best ones gay?
Nathan Stanford: Eh, it's all part of God's plan.
Abby Mancuso: Figures!
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Featured in Make the Yuletide Gay: Extended Scenes (2009) See more »

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What Child is This?
Traditional tune, lyrics by William Chatterdon Dix
Arranged by Austin Wintory
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A great film worth seeing
24 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

I knew upon viewing the film's trailer it would be a worthwhile watch. Fortunately, the film stayed true to my expectations and even exceeded them.

It's a straightforward story in some respects as a young gay couple struggles to come to terms with one partner not yet out to family. But that aside, it's a story well told and with plenty of humor along the way.

The lead characters are strong and well-rounded and the script flows nicely too. Gunn's mother is a scene stealer on many occasions. Her wicked laugh and affection makes for plenty of interesting scenes.

Make the Yuletide Gay is not pretending to be some deep exploration of any particular issue, but instead a funny examination of the struggles some couples must face when coming out to family. It's humorous yet delicate and touching when needed.

The jokes are mostly sharp and effective. A few of the gay jokes feel a little forced at times, almost obligatory, but this is picking for holes and easily forgiven.

This film is a celebration. A celebration of Christmas and being with family while a celebration of love and being true to yourself.

The film is frothy and fluffy but that is what gives it charm and makes for a fun journey.


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