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.

Director:

Clea DuVall

Writers:

Clea DuVall (story by), Clea DuVall (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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, everyone's secrets are coming out. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In Harper's old room there's a poster of Josh Hartnett. The film's director, Clea DuVall, co-starred with Hartnett in The Faculty (1998). See more »

Goofs

Despite being set in Pittsburgh, the main characters mispronounce "Carnegie." They emphasize the first syllable ("CAR-ne-gie"), but the people from Pittsburgh and Scotland (where Andrew Carnegie is from) pronounce it with emphasis on the second syllable ("car-NEH-gie"). See more »

Quotes

Riley: Great party.
Harper: Yeah.
Riley: You okay?
Harper: I'm so sorry.
Riley: [shakes Harper's hand] Merry Christmas.
Harper: Merry Christmas.
Riley: She's a really good one.
Harper: Yeah.
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Soundtracks

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Traditional
Arranged by Isabelle Banos and Michelle Bensimon
Performed by Caveboy
Courtesy of Third Side Music
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Everybody's Story is Different...
6 December 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

The far too often shallow facade and deceit of meeting traditional and expired conservative expectations played out in a cinematic seasonal pantomime (oh no it isn't; watch it and find out!). Primarily preaching to the converted, it reminds us why individualism is the foundation of us all. Could have been the best Christmas film ever if the father had come out as a cross dresser and the mother as a habitual piercer but you should always leave room for improvement and any improvement in the views of some is always well and truly welcome.


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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Happiest Season See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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$2,110,618
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