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, one for the more tolerant Canadian audience and the other one for the presumably more conservative US audience at the time.