Sixteen-year-old Lindsay Deerfield wants absolutely zilch to do with the whole deal, especially hanging out on Christmas with her family. Lindsay's just way Too Cool for Christmas. She'd totally prefer going skiing with her buds and chilling with the wickedest guys in school. But as sometimes happens on Christmas Eve, Lindsay meets a whiskery old chap whose magic stirs up her spirit and transforms her life forever.! With only two shopping days before Christmas, Lindsay gets up the nerve to notify her physically expressive male homosexual parents that her whole class is going skiing on Christmas Day and that she is definitely going too. The Deerfields are not impressed and ask Lindsay to try to be a little less selfish and consider the feelings of others. Lindsay's six-year-old sister Alexis is devastated by the thought of Christmas without her sister, but for Lindsay, Christmas at home is so been there done that! -- nothing can change her mind. Lindsay -- and her best friend Paige -- ...
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Originally known as "Too Cool For Christmas" See more
When the hairstylist says he'll have to cut Santa's beard off, the net of the facial wig is visible in the close-up shot of Santa yelling, "No!" See more
There are two versions of the film, the one that features a homosexual character and the one that doesn't. In the one called Too Cool For Christmas, Lindsay's parents are actually a gay couple. In the version called A Very Cool Christmas, Lindsay's parents are a heterosexual couple. Barclay Hope plays her dad in both versions, while Adam Harrington plays her other dad and Hope's husband in the first version and Ingrid Torrance plays her mom and Hope's wife in the second version. Other than the gender of the actor that plays the other parent, the two versions of the film are virtually identical with identical lines being delivered by both the actor and the actress and the exact same camera shots being used for their scenes in both versions as if the two versions of the film were shot at the same time. According to the director, Sam Irvin, the movie was produced to be shown at Here TV, a LGBTQ+ channel. Since Here TV didn't have the budget to produce this movie, it has been decided to also make a heterosexual version to sell it to other channel networks like Lifetime and show the original version with the homosexual couple on Here TV. See more
Under the Christmas Tree
Written by Peter Allen
and Ron Friesen
Performed by Peter Allen
and Saffron Henderson See more