A holiday romantic comedy that captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family's acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.


Clea DuVall


Clea DuVall (story by), Clea DuVall (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Stewart ... Abby
Mackenzie Davis ... Harper
Mary Steenburgen ... Tipper
Victor Garber ... Ted
Alison Brie ... Sloane
Mary Holland ... Jane
Dan Levy ... John (as Daniel Levy)
Burl Moseley ... Eric
Aubrey Plaza ... Riley Johnson
Sarayu Blue ... Carolyn McCoy
Jake McDorman ... Connor
Ana Gasteyer ... Harry Levin
Caroline Harris ... Kelly
Jenny Gulley ... Ashley
Dominique Lawson ... Levi


Meeting your girlfriend's family for the first time can be tough. Planning to propose at her family's annual Christmas dinner - until you realize that they don't even know she's gay - is even harder. When Abby (Kristen Stewart) learns that Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family, she begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew.

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This holiday, come out and meet the family. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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Harper: Abby!
Abby: How did you even...
Harper: I tracked you. John taught me.
Abby: I just want to go home.
Harper: I know! I just, please let me say this. You are my family! You are the love of my life. I was terrible and I wish that I could undo everything, but I promise you I will make it up to you. I will spend the rest of my life making it up to you, and I won't hurt you like this again. But please, give me another chance. I want to build a life with you. Please?
Abby: But, what about your parents?
Harper: I don't care what they think. I only ...
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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »


Nothing Rhymes with Christmas
Written by Julian Fleisher
Performed by Ana Gasteyer
Courtesy of Henry's Girl Records
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Really Great
19 December 2020 | by Golden_HopeSee all my reviews

I really liked this movie. It's has parts that are pretty fun and the cast is fantastic. It really is an all Star cast and they all get moments to shine.

I think that definitely it's biggest strength is it's characters.

They are just so fun and interesting you really wish that you got to spend more time with them and unfortunately you kind of wish that the movie was about them because bizarrely enough I think this movies biggest weakness is also it's characters.

The two leads characters are some of the more boring ones in the movie. Kristen Stewart's is ok for the most part and I did like her but Mackenzie Davis' character is quite bad. That is nothing to do with the acting because I think everyone was pretty great it is purely a script issue.

The character of Harper is really unlikable. The movie really leaves her out to dry. It is like the writers hated her and because of that she becomes really unlikable for most of the movie. I really think they should have reworked her so she was even slightly more redeemable.

That was really my only complaint. I think this movie is charming and cute. It's nice to have another LGBTQ+ Christmas movie available. Definitely watch it and support this film existing.

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25 November 2020 (USA) See more »

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »


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