Christmas is only three days away and if you’re not in the holiday spirit yet, it’s officially time to hop on board. We’ve put together our favorite LGBT-themed holiday movies that we hope will get your in the spirit, whether it be alone in the cozy comforts of your living room, or with family and friends by the fire. Check out our top 7 holi-gay flicks that spread holiday cheer.
A Diva's Christmas CarolA re-make of the Charles Dickens' classic, "A Christmas Carol," this holiday movie follows cold-hearted superstar Ebony Scrooge (played by real-life diva Vanessa Williams) who gets a reality check by three Christmas spirits. Bring out your inner diva with this one!
Red LodgeThis Christmas flick was a hidden one that I stumbled on by accident, but I'm glad that I did. Directed and written by filmmaker Dan Steadman, "Red Lodge" tells the story of a man who proposes to his boyfriend, only to later be rejected. This all takes place in the days leading up to Christmas. Imagine that for a Christmas gift!
Holiday Heart"Holiday Heart" packs a little "diva" too. This film carries heavier content than most holiday flicks, but it reminds us of what's important during the holiday season. Ving Rhames gives a powerful performance as Holiday, a Christian drag queen who stumbles upon a troubled family and seeks to help them while also dealing with a heartache of his own. If you're looking for a holiday flick that will pull on your heart strings... look no further.
Scrooge & MarleyWith dozens of "A Christmas Carol" remakes, it's quite refreshing to come across one that we can call our own. "Scrooge & Marley," the gay-themed version, gives the holiday favorite a bit of a twists and packs heart, fun, and music.
The Stone FamilyThis holiday comedy-drama follows the misadventures of the Stone family during their annual Christmas celebration. An uptight Meredith (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) agrees to Christmas with her boyfriend Everett and his family. In the midst of bouts of drama, Everett's brother Thad comes home bound to an interracial relationship with boyfriend, Patrick and they seek to adopt.
Rent"Rent" makes our list for obvious reasons, of course. The 2005 silver-screen adaption shows a more true-to-life depiction of Christmas for the straight, gay and bi characters who are featured in the beloved musical. The film follows Bohemians in the East Village of New York City dealing with life's ups and downs. It's great for the holidays as a wintery New York serves as the perfect back drop to this holiday favorite.
Make the Yuletide GayGunn is out and proud at his college, but back home... it's a different story. When Nathan is left alone for the holidays, he decides to visit his boyfriend, Gunn. The problem is, Gunn isn't out to his parents just yet and we all know that can make for a pretty awkward experience. This romantic comedy may be the perfect holiday flick to kick back and watch with that special someone.
What’s your favorite holiday movie?
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