Make the Yuletide Gay (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

Make the Yuletide Gay2009

Make the Yuletide Gay (2009)




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An out-and-proud college student wrestles with revealing his true sexuality to his parents when he comes home for Christmas break and his boyfriend decides to pay him a surprise visit. At school, everyone knows that Olaf "Gunn" Gunnunderson is gay; at home, it's a much different story. Bidding his boyfriend Nathan goodbye, Olaf heads home to find that his parents have fixed him up on a date with his old high school sweetheart Abby. When Nathan comes knocking unannounced, he can't quite believe that Olaf hasn't come out to his parents. Later, as the boys scramble to keep Olaf's sexuality a secret from his parents, the conversations grow increasingly inquisitive and Olaf must decide whether to come out before the truth does.

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Keith Jordan
as Olaf "Gunn" Gunnunderson
Adamo Ruggiero
as Nathan Stanford
Hallee Hirsh
as Abby Mancuso
Derek Long
as Sven Gunnunderson
Kelly Keaton
as Anya Gunnunderson
Alison Arngrim
as Heather Mancuso
Ian Buchanan
as Peter Stanford
Gates McFadden
as Martha Stanford
Steve Callahan
as Prof. Van Devere
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Critic Reviews for Make the Yuletide Gay

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

It's a light, fluffy holiday movie that makes you happy, which is exactly what you want when watching this kind of film.

December 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Occasionally amateurish but sweet-natured and thoroughly enjoyable.

November 27, 2010 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The material eventually falls apart, caught between the mechanics of an out-of-the-closet farce and a tender story of personal and familial acceptance. The festivities kick off with a hearty ho-ho-ho. They end with a disconcerting no-no-no.

November 19, 2009 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

a kindhearted and very low impact coming out tale with only the slightest bit of angst getting in the way of the feel good vibe

November 14, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's old news that American queer cinema is splintered between movies with serious artistic and intellectual aspirations and those which, like the bulk of contemporary pop culture, are aggressively mediocre.

October 29, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Make the Yuletide Gay


Although there are no really good performances, this film is surprisingly charming and witty. Even if it won't become a holiday tradition, I'd recommend seeing it once.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

Cute and Funny. The script and situations are over the top, but it's a lot of harmless fun. There are many lines which have sexual innuendos, the writers couldn't let it go. It was nice seeing Gates McFadden make an appearance; I hope there truly is a sequel to show what happens next Christmas at the other boy's estate; hey, if they can keep making these silly Fockers movies, why not?

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer


Sweet low budget charmer with nice performances and Nellie Olsen too!

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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