8 LGBTQ Holiday Films to Enjoy as You Socially Distance This Winter

LGBTQ Christmas movies
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The holidays definitely look a little bit different this year, as many people forgo traveling and instead choose to stay at home and socially distance. Of course, for some, being alone over the holidays isn’t anything new. What better reason to curl up with a blanket, a mug of hot cocoa, and a queer holiday movie? We’ve got a list of LGBTQ Christmas movies that you should consider checking out!

This list of LGBTQ Christmas movies is far from complete, and I as I haven’t seen most of these I can’t truly recommend them, but we at The Geekiary are excited about quite a few of them, and honestly, isn’t the point of holiday movies that they’re cheesy and cliched?

LGBTQ Christmas movies

A New York Christmas Wedding

As her Christmas Eve wedding approaches, Jennifer (Nia Fairweather) is visited by her guardian angel, who offers her the chance to see what her life would have been like if she’d confessed her feelings for her childhood best friend, Gabi (Adriana DeMeo), who died years ago.

A New York Christmas Wedding is currently streaming on Netflix.

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The Christmas House (Image: Screengrab)

The Christmas House

Working through some difficult decisions, a married couple invites their two grown sons, Mike (Robert Buckley) and Brandon (out actor Jonathan Bennett), home for the holidays to restart a family tradition of going all out on decorations. Both sons are also going through some things.

The Christmas House premiered November 22 on the Hallmark Channel. It is Hallmark’s first LGBTQ holiday movie.

Check out Farid’s review here.

LGBTQ Christmas movies

Happiest Season

Abby (Kristen Stewart) is ready to marry her girlfriend, Harper (Mackenzie Davis), but when she goes to Harper’s parents’ house for Christmas, she discovers that Harper is not yet out to her family.

Written and directed by Clea Duvall, this is a movie that we are extremely excited about here at The Geekiary, so hopefully it will live up to all of our expectations!

Happiest Season is currently streaming on Hulu.

I Hate New Year's

I Hate New Year’s 

Blocked creatively, rising music star Layne (Dia Frampton) returns home to Nashville in search of inspiration and spends New Year’s Eve running around with her best friend (Ashley Argota) trying to track down her ex.

From Tello Films, I Hate New Year’s will be available on VOD December 4.

The Christmas Setup

The Christmas Setup

Hugo (Ben Lewis) heads home to Milwaukee to spend the holidays with his mother, who keeps trying to send him up with Patrick (Blake Lee, Lewis’s real life husband), the high school friend he had a secret crush on.

The Christmas Setup premieres on Lifetime December 12. It is Lifetime’s first LGBTQ holiday movie.

Dashing in December

Dashing in December

Wyatt (Peter Porte) returns to his family’s Colorado ranch to try and convince his mother to sell the property, but an unexpected romance sparks between him and new ranch hand Heath (Juan Pablo Di Pace), who wants to save the ranch.

Dashing in December premieres on the Paramount Network December 13.

LGBTQ Christmas movies

Make the Yuletide Gay

Olaf (Keith Jordan) is out at college but not at home, and when his boyfriend Nathan (Adamo Ruggerio) unexpectedly shows up at his house for the holidays, Olaf tries to hide their relationship from his family.

This is the only movie on this list that I have actually seen, and it is adorable.

Make the Yuletide Gay is currently streaming on Dekkoo.

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Let It Snow

A snowstorm hits a small town on Christmas Eve, bringing together a group of high school students in a series of comedic misadventures including a stranded pop star and a stolen keg. Based on the book by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle.

Let It Snow is currently streaming on Netflix.


And there you have it! These LGBTQ Christmas movies are sure to warm your heart and fill you with lots of holiday cheer.

Happy holidays, everyone!

Author: Jamie Sugah

Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.

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