We’ve gathered 10 queer titles that embody the seasonal Christmas spirit.
1.Single All the Way (2021)
Desperate to avoid his family’s judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter convinces his best friend Nick to join him for the holidays and pretend that they’re now in a relationship.
2. Happiest Season (2020)
A holiday romantic comedy that captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family’s acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.
3. Carol (2015)
Set in New York City during Christmastime in the early 1950s, this drama follows the affair between a young shop girl and an older woman going through a divorce, and what begins as a chance encounter in a department store blossoms into a life-changing romance.
Let It Snow follows the stories of a group of high school seniors, whose friendships and love lives collide when a snowstorm hits a small town on Christmas Eve.
7. Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)
You may not expect a zombie musical to appear on a festive films list, but Anna and the Apocalypse it’s Christmas in the small Scottish town of Little Haven, and high-schooler Anna (Ella Hunt) and her friends are tasked with fighting off a hoard of flesh-eating zombies. A special shout out to Anna’s lesbian best friend Steph (Sarah Swire), the brave heroine who comes to the rescue.
8. The Christmas House (2020)
Hallmark’s first-holiday movie featuring a gay couple not only features Jonathan Bennett and Brad Hader as husbands but has a sequel coming out this year! This film is focused on a family and their coinciding holiday troubles but doesn’t skimp on the gay love story at its centre.
9. The Christmas Setup (2020)
Last year, Lifetime made history when it featured its first Christmas film featuring a gay romance at its centre. The lovely film stared real-life married couple Ben Lewis and Blake Lee as well as queer icon Fran Drescher in this small-town story about trying to save Christmas.
10. Female Trouble (1974)
Nothing says the holidays quite like Divine’s Dawn Davenport stomping on a Christmas tree and all of the gifts beneath it because her parents failed to gift her with the only thing she wanted — cha-cha heels. With a drag queen Godzilla smashing consumerism and the American suburbia in her fuzzy slippers while screaming, “Fuck you, I hate you,” at her parents, John Waters’s classic Female Trouble isn’t quite a Christmas movie, but that first iconic scene stays with a viewer forever.
*Article completed from different sources.