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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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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)
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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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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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Continuity: 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:[about telling his parents he is gay] I was gonna tell them Yesterday, but...
Nathan Stanford:And they haven't figured it out? I mean, they have *met* you, right?
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Movie Connections:
References Snakes on a Plane (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Good King WenceslausSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A great film worth seeing, 24 December 2012
Author: matthewlee1985 from Australia

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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