Bundle up this holiday season with these six gay movies
Jingle, jingle, jingle.
Do you hear that? It’s the sound of Santa’s sleigh. Or should I say slay? Christmas is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate this holiday season than cuddling up and watching a gay rom-com.
Thankfully, Christmas movies are getting gayer and gayer every year, so here are six LGBTQ+ movies you need to watch this season.
Single All the Way
If you haven’t heard of this Netflix Christmas movie, Single All the Way centres around Peter, the perpetually single one in his family. Wanting to avoid his family’s judgement he convinces his best friend, Nick, to come with him for Christmas as his fake boyfriend. The plan is thrown off as soon as they arrive when Peter’s mom sets him up on a blind date with James, her hot, gay trainer. While Peter starts to like James, Nick ends up falling for Peter. It’s a heartwarming gay love triangle to get you in the holiday spirit.
Under the Christmas Tree
Lifetime’s first lesbian Christmas movie Under the Christmas Tree follows Alma, a lover of Christmas, and Charlie, a tree expert who is on a quest to find a Christmas tree for the governor of Maine. Alma and Charlie meet when Charlie finds the perfect Christmas tree, which happens to be on Alma’s family’s property. Initially the two don’t get along, but soon discover their feelings for each other. This is a classic story of Christmas love and magic.
Friends & Family Christmas
One of the newest movies from Hallmark, Friends & Family Christmas is about big city gals Daniella and Amelia. Daniella, an artist who just moved to New York, decides to not go home to her small town for Christmas. Meanwhile, Amelia, an entertainment lawyer, wants to focus on her career after a failed engagement. When their parents try to set them up, Daniella and Amelia pretend to date to make their families happy over the Christmas break. Of course, they both find an unexpected connection. It’s a classic Hallmark movie that we have grown to love, with a lesbian twist.
The Holiday Sitter
Keeping on the Hallmark train, The Holiday Sitter was Hallmark’s first movie focusing on a gay couple. This movie is about a bachelor, Sam, who is planning to spend his Christmas alone in Hawaii. His plan is thrown off when his sister and brother-in-law’s adopted baby is born early, leaving Sam to watch their other kids. When Sam arrives in the suburbs to spend his holidays babysitting, he meets his sister’s single neighbour, Jason. After spending the holidays with his niece and nephew, Sam realises having a family isn’t all that bad, and he and Jason grow closer.
Christmas at the Ranch
This might be the cheesiest movie on the list, but if straight people can have endless cowboy Christmas love stories, why can’t lesbians also have one? Christmas at the Ranch is about Haley, a big city gal who returns to her hometown for Christmas, only to discover that her ranch is in trouble. Haley meets Kate, her Meemaw’s horse-hand. While Haley and Kate don’t like each other in the beginning, their relationship starts to blossom as they team up to save Meemaw’s ranch.
No gay Christmas movie list is complete without Happiest Season. If you haven’t seen it, the film follows Abby and Harper as they spend Christmas with Harper’s stressful and dysfunctional family. The main problem? Harper hasn’t told her parents she’s gay. During the holidays they keep their relationship a secret, and Abby starts to question if she really wants to spend her life with Harper. While this movie has divided its viewers, some not liking Harper for forcing Abby to be in the closet, it is a classic Christmas movie with a stellar cast. Starring Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Alison Brie, and Aubrey Plaza, this movie has become my go-to gay holiday movie.