6 New Christmas Movies to Snuggle Up to This Holiday Season
'Tis the season to deck the halls and make the yuletide gay!
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The holidays are a great time to snuggle up and watch some Christmas films, and thankfully, those are getting gayer and gayer each and every year!
If you need your yuletide to be a little gayer this year, here are 6 queer holiday films released in 2023 for you to add to your holiday watchlist immediately!
Christmas on Cherry Lane
Jonathan Bennett is quickly establishing himself as something of a Christmas King, and the upcoming Christmas on Cherry Lane is proof of why. He stars in the film alongside Vincent Rodriguez III, and the plot follows three different intertwining struggles, including Bennet and Rodriguez's unexpected opportunity to expand their family.
Premieres Saturday, December 9 at 8/7c on Hallmark.
Friends & Family Christmas
Friends & Family Christmas takes on the "fake dating" trope in lesbian comedy starring queer Canadian actor Ali Liebert and queer Ginny & Georgia star Humberley Gonzalez. In the film, Danielle (Gonzalez) pursues an art career in New York and opts to stick around during the holidays to hang out with her friends instead of her overbearing parents. She winds up getting set up on a date with Amelia (Liebert) and the two wind up having a deeper connection than either had expected.
Premieres Sunday, December 17 at 8/7c on Hallmark.
The Holiday Exchange
Although a release date has yet to be determined for it, The Holiday Exchange follows two gay men, Wilde (Taylor Frey) and Oliver (Rick Cosnett) who swap houses and find love. The movie is reminiscent of the 2006 rom-com The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslett. During the swap, Julius (Samer Salem) and Henry (Daniel Garcia) spice up their visits, and this lighthearted and fun holiday movie is sure to be a hit.
A Holiday I Do
In A Holiday I Do, Lindsay Hicks takes on the role of a frazzled and frustrated single mom named Jane who's managing her family's farm following the loss of her father. Her mother, played by Jill Larson, offers some support, but she's also in the midst of planning a wedding for her BFF and dealing with his bridezilla fiancée. Things get a little more complicated when sparks fly between her and the wedding planner, Sue (Rivkah Reyes) and Jane does everything she can to play it cool.
Okay, so this one isn't your run-of-the-mill super fuzzy Christmas flick. It follows young Winnie Carruthers (Jane Widdop) who wishes she was never born a year after saving her town from a psychotic killer on Christmas Eve. She winds up getting magically transported to a nightmarish parallel universe where the murderer has returned, and she gets together with a team of misfits to help get her home.
Now playing in theaters.
Catch Me If You Claus
As Hallmark continues with gay Christmas content, another on the list this year is Catch Me If You Claus starring Luke Macfarlane. This is one of 40 new Christmas movies coming out this year on the network, and this one sounds adorable! In the film, Macfarlane plays Santa Claus's son, Chris, meets an aspiring news anchor named Avery Quinn (Italia Ricci). Although the film revolves around a straight romance, Macfarlane himself is one of our fave gay actors, having come out in 2008. He even welcomed his daughter with partner Hig Roberts earlier this year.
Premieres Thursday, November 23 at 8/7c on Hallmark.