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Happiest Season (2020)

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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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887 ( 142)
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

One of at least four LGBTQ-related Christmas movies released in 2020. The other three are the made for TV-productions Dashing in December (2020), The Christmas Setup (2020) and The Christmas House (2020). "Happiest Season" was originally set for theatrical distribution and would have been one the first major studio films centered around a female same-sex couple to be released in theaters. See more »

Goofs

There are no wine stores in PA like they one they shop at due to PA liquor laws. See more »

Quotes

John: Sup.
Connor: Sup.
John: You pump?
Connor: I'm sorry?
John: Weights?
Connor: Oh. Yeah. You?
John: Yeah!
Connor: What do you bench?
John: Thousand? Thousand plus.
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Connections

References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

O Little Town of Bethlehem
Traditional
Arranged and Performed by Mike Strickland
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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User Reviews

 
Surprised by all the negative reviews
7 December 2020 | by aprilsfriendorinSee all my reviews

I'm genuinely surprised by all the negative reviews on here. I really enjoyed this movie. It's both funny and serious- there's a good balance between the two. There's also a lot of casual queer representation, and it never felt "preachy" to me (which I guess is what some people are complaining about)? If you're not going to watch for the plot, at least watch for Dan Levy and Aubrey Plaza- they are definitely the best pets of the movie.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,110,618
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