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Make the Yuletide Gay
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Rob Williams (written by)
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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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Better than I expected See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (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
 

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USA:89 min
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Trivia:
Anya Gunnunderson's parting line to Heather Mancuso, "So Long. And thanks for all the fish" is a tribute to Doug Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The last book in that series was "So Long. And Thanks for All the Fish."See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
References Snakes on a Plane (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Carol of the BellsSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Better than I expected, 5 December 2009
Author: Johnny LT from United States

Being gay, I'm subjected to a lot of bad gay movies. It's solidarity; we know they're bad, but we watch them anyway, out of loyalty more than anything else. This is why I'm glad to report that Make the Yuletide Gay is, well, not bad. It's not great, but when I was going in expecting another cringe-worthy gay romantic "comedy", I got a pretty decent... gay romantic comedy. The writer needs a few lessons in subtlety, given the vast number of over-the-top stereotypes and often wince-inducing double entendre in the film, but the actors take the material and make it work pretty well. As a long-time fan of Degrassi: The Next Generation, I primarily was interested in Adamo Ruggiero's movie debut, and he acquits himself nicely. His character starts off as vain and somewhat obnoxious but becomes sympathetic as the film progresses, and when Ruggiero smiles that beautiful smile of his, I can't help but love him all the more. It's a fun little film, and if you can get past some of the writing, it's worth a watch.

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