The film tells the story of a stuffy, New York lawyer named Huge (Lewis) who "heads to Milwaukee with his best friend Madelyn (Ellen Wong) to spend the holidays with his brother Aiden (Chad Connell) and his mom Kate (Fran Drescher), who is also in charge of the local Christmas celebrations," the film's official description reads. "Ever the matchmaker, Kate arranges for Hugo to run into Patrick (Blake Lee), Hugo's high school friend and secret crush, who has recently returned after a successful stint in Silicon Valley. As they enjoy the local holiday festivities together, Hugo and Patrick's attraction to each other is undeniable and it looks as though Kate's Santa-style matchmaking is a success. But as Hugo receives word of a big promotion requiring a move to London, he must decide what is most important to him."
The Christmas Setup made headlines upon its release since it was the first holiday movie in Lifetime's history with a lead LGBTQ+ storyline.
Ben Lewis took to Twitter earlier today to celebrate The Christmas Setup's noms.
\u201cMe, last night, watching the egregiously snubbed Ruth Negga in PASSING: "Awards are bullshit!"\n\nMe, this morning:\u201d
But if you thought The Christmas Setup was the only chance you'd get to see Lewis and Lee play-up their real-life romantic dynamic (Lewis and Lee married in January 2016 after meeting in 2010) in an on-screen project, think again!