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  • Nic F. Anderson

15 LGBTQ+ Holiday Movies to Binge This Weekend

Who said that holiday movies HAVE to ALWAYS be heterosexual? Not us and certainly not Gay Hollywood, either. Snuggle up next to your honey, cat, bestie, or whatever this weekend for a binge-worth queer holiday movie marathon. In no particular order, we present:

Under the Christmas Tree (2021)

Description: Lifetime’s first lesbian holiday romance (first gay Lifetime holiday movie was The Christmas Setup (2020)). Under the Christmas Tree follows Alma (Elise Bauman) and Charlie (Tattiawna Jones) when the universe brings them together.

Where to watch: Lifetime, Hulu, Philo, Vudu

The Christmas House (2020)

Description: The Christmas House surrounds the drama of parents with two grown sons - one of whom is experiencing difficulty with adopting a child with his husband.

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls (2021)

Description: In The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls, the Mitchell family competes on who has the best decorated house.

Where to watch: Hallmark Channel

The Bitch Who Stole Christmas (2021)

Description: RuPaul’s first holiday movie that follows a cranky fashion editor and journalist. The latter is sent to a Christmas-obsessed small town with cut-throat wives, competition, and more.

Where to watch: VH1

Christmas at the Ranch (2021)

Description: Haley Hollis (Laur Allen) heads home to the family ranch in an attempt to save it from closing but meets Kate (Amanda Righetti), a cute ranch hand.

Where to watch: YouTube

Single All the Way (2021)

Description: This is Netflix’s first Christmas film focused on a gay couple. Single All the Way follows Peter (Michael Urie) after being set up on a blind date by his mother.

Where to watch: Netflix

Happiest Season (2020)

Description: Abby (Kristen Stewart) and Harper (Mackenzie Davis) arrive at the Harper family home for Christmas but are thrown some curveballs. Abby is ready to propose while Harper hides a huge secret.

Where to watch: Hulu

The Christmas Setup (2020)

Description: New York lawyer Hugo (Ben Lewis) goes home to Milwaukee with his bff Madelyn (Ellen Wong) to spend time with family; however, his mother has other plans… she set him up with his high school crush, Patrick (Blake Lee), and things take a turn.

Where to watch: Lifetime, YouTube, Amazon, Vudu, Philo

Dashing in December (2020)

Description: Wyatt (Peter Porte) heads home to Colorado for Christmas to the family ranch. He meets Heath (Juan Pablo Di Pace) who takes him for a rollercoaster ride.

Where to watch: Hulu, Sling TV, fuboTV, Philo, YouTube

A New York Christmas Wedding (2020)

Description: Bride-to-be, Jennifer (Nia Fairweather), is visited by an angel and shown what her life could have been like had she never denied her feelings for her childhood crush.

Where to watch: Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, Amazon, VuDu, Apple TV

Season of Love (2019)

Description: Sometimes considered the lesbian version of Love Actually, this film follows three different couples in different stages of their relationships.

Where to watch: YouTube

City of Trees (2019)

Description: Ainsley (Alexandra Swarens) returns to her small hometown for the holidays for the first time in several years. Throughout her visit, she’s forced to confront with her past emotions and feelings.

Where to watch: Amazon

Let It Snow (2019)

Description: A Midwestern town experiences a snowstorm and a party at Waffle Town - both change the lives of several high school seniors.

Where to watch: Netflix

Carol (2015)

Description: A young Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) falls for the beautiful, mature Carol (Cate Blanchett) in a Manhattan department store during the 1950s.

Where to watch: Apple TV, Tubi, Vudu, Amazon, Pluto TV

Make the Yuletide Gay (2009)

Description: Olaf (Keith Jordan), an out-at-school-but-closeted-at-home college student, is home for the holidays when his boyfriend, Nathan (Adamo Ruggiero, shows up unannounced.

Where to watch: Amazon, Apple TV

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