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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Keith Jordan ... Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson

Adamo Ruggiero ... Nathan Stanford

Hallee Hirsh ... Abby Mancuso

Kelly Keaton ... Anya Gunnunderson
Derek Long ... Sven Gunnunderson

Alison Arngrim ... Heather Mancuso

Ian Buchanan ... Peter Stanford

Gates McFadden ... Martha Stanford

Steve Callahan ... Professor Van Devere

Wyatt Fenner ... Thomas

Massimo Quagliano ... Diego
Kevin F. Sherry ... Bad Sweater Guy
Jim Wharton ... Man in Bathroom
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doug Prinzivalli ... Party Guest
Austin Wintory ... Party guest

Matthew Montgomery ... Piano Player at Party (uncredited)

Directed by
Rob Williams 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rob Williams  written by

Produced by
Rodney Johnson .... producer
Matthew Montgomery .... producer
Rob Williams .... producer
Original Music by
Austin Wintory 
Cinematography by
Ian McGlocklin 
Film Editing by
Denise Howard 
Casting by
Judy Cook 
Set Decoration by
J.T. Tepnapa 
Makeup Department
Ricky Flores .... key makeup artist
Jae Lee .... assistant makeup artist
Julie Mueller .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Drobinski .... assistant director
Erald Sejdini .... second assistant director
Art Department
Scott Simmons .... product placement coordinator
Brian Winkeler .... graphic design
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Berrey .... key grip
Nicholas Davidoff .... steadicam operator
Josh Day .... gaffer
Jeff Fry .... additional gaffer
Paul D. Hart .... assistant camera
David Isern .... steadicam operator
Owen Jones .... best boy electric
Jaxon Woods .... first assistant camera
Music Department
Patrick Henthorn .... christmas carol consultant
Jake Monaco .... original songs
Austin Wintory .... orchestrator
Other crew
Andrew Bluestone .... pre-production intern
Craig Darr .... production assistant
Mike Justice .... production assistant
Ruben Jason Layvas .... craft service
Anthony Palato .... production assistant
Aprill Winney .... script supervisor
Windham Beacham .... Special Thanks
Diane Boies .... Special Thanks
Sue Ann Jaffarian .... Special Thanks
Patricia Johnson .... Special Thanks
Lorrie Pazdera .... Special Thanks

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USA:89 min

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Steve Callahan has appeared in two movies written, produced, and directed by Rob Williams, and has appeared with 'Derek Long (I)' in the same two movies, Role/Play (2010) and Make the Yuletide Gay (2009).See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
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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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Ah! That's it!, 4 March 2010
Author: teryenu from United States

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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