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Make the Yuletide Gay -- Writer/director Rob Williams (3-Day Weekend) is back with this wonderfully whimsical tale of a gay Christmas love and a corny Wisconsin family that features some of the cutest twinks around.

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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Everything You Want from Gay Themed (PG-Rated) Holiday Film! See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Keith Jordan ... Olaf 'Gunn' Gunnunderson
Wyatt Fenner ... Thomas

Steve Callahan ... Professor Daniel Van Devere

Adamo Ruggiero ... Nathan Stanford

Kelly Keaton ... Anya Gunnunderson
Jim Wharton ... Man in Bathroom

Ian Buchanan ... Peter Stanford

Gates McFadden ... Martha Stanford
Derek Long ... Sven Gunnunderson

Hallee Hirsh ... Abby Mancuso

Alison Arngrim ... Heather Mancuso
Massimo Quagliano ... Diego
Kevin F. Sherry ... Bad Sweater Guy
Jessica Degase ... College Students
Meagen Johnson ... College Students
Valerie Loy ... College Students
Amanda Magdaleno-Arbizu ... College Students
Melissa Orozcu ... College Students
Andrew Bluestone ... Party Guests
Suzanne Clay ... Party Guests
Laine Dubroc ... Party Guests
Nancy Finberg ... Party Guests
Doug Prinzivalli ... Party Guests
Jessica Tilk ... Party Guests
Austin Wintory ... Party Guests
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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

Directed by
Rob Williams 
 
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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
 
Thanks
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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89 min
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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 »
Goofs:
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:
Anya Gunnunderson:So long. And thanks for all the fish!See more »
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Featured in Making the Yuletide Gay (2009) (V)See more »
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O Holy NightSee more »

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25 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Everything You Want from Gay Themed (PG-Rated) Holiday Film!, 9 August 2009
Author: adam_world from Canada

Make the Yuletide Gay is not a great piece of art. This is not a film that will open on a ton of screens worldwide and earn millions of box office dollars. This is a small budget gay themed holiday film. If you go into it expecting anything more than a bunch of corny jokes and a formulaic plot, you'll be disappointed.

College student Gustav "Gun" Gunderson (Keith Jordan) is out and proud at school but is secretly not out to his eccentric Midwestern parents (Derek Long and Kelly Keaton). During the Christmas holidays he struggles to find the right time to finally tell his parents the truth. When his boyfriend Nathan's holiday plans fall through, Nathan (Adamo Ruggiero) surprises Gustav by showing up on the Gunderson home to spend the holidays. Comedy ensues.

This film explores familiar territory but it's a fun ride. Some of the jokes you see coming, but generally the script is quite clever. There are a few awkward transitions and the editing could have been a lot tighter. The camera particularly overplays Keaton as mom Anya Gunderson, lingering on her a few moments too long after each punch line. Often removing a few beats here and there would have made a lot of difference.

Keith Jordan does a fantastic job. Despite the fact this is a comedy and everything will probably turn out for the best, Jordan manages to make the "what if" fears seem real.

Degrassi-The Next Generation's Adamo Ruggiero seemed oddly uncomfortable in front of the camera during the early scenes. Initially I had trouble believing he and costar Jordan were in a long-term relationship. Ruggiero's acting steadily improves as the film progresses and eventually delivers a good performance, but he was obviously chosen to draw in an audience.

Make the Yuletide Gay is fun and light-hearted with a few good laughs. It won't become a mandatory Holiday viewing, but it is perfect for what it is. In other words, you get what you pay for.

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