10 Gay and Lesbian Christmas Movies

Looking for a gay or lesbian movie to watch during Christmas? Below are 10 holiday films that should fit the bill.

Happiest Season

Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis in Happiest Season

Harper (Mackenzie Davis) invites her girlfriend Abbey (Kristen Stewart) home for the holiday. But things get complicated when Abbey finds out that Harper isn’t out to her family.

Happiest Season is better than the average holiday romance. The story is well done, with just enough drama and humor to hold your attention.

Read our review of Happiest Season here.

Christmas on Cherry Lane

Johnathan Bennett and Vincent Rodriguez III in Christmas on Cherry Lane

Christmas on Cherry Lane is a Hallmark Holiday movie about three couples experiencing life changing events in three different decades.

If you’re looking for a sweet holiday movie, Christmas on Cherry Lane is a good choice. It’s light on substance and packed with fun.

Read our review of Christmas on Cherry Lane here.

Shared Rooms

Daniel Lipshutz and Robert Werner in Shared Rooms

Shared Rooms is a series of three interrelated stories about gay men finding love and family during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Read our review for Shared Rooms here.

A New York Christmas Wedding

Cooper Koch and Nia Fairweather in A New York Christmas Wedding

In this alternate reality romance, Jennifer Ortiz (Nia Fairweather) finds herself torn between two lovers, one in the present day, David (Otoja Abit), and the other in an alternate reality where she doesn’t break up with her first love, Gabrielle (Natasha Goodman).

A Christmas to Treasure

Taylor Frey and Kyle Dean Massey in A Christmas to Treasure

A Christmas to Treasure is about a group of six friends reunited for a Christmas treasure hunt. Of the friends, Ricky (Roberto Aguire) only agrees to join them because he thinks Everette (Kyle Dean Massey), who broke his heart years ago, won’t be there. But feelings get complicated when Ricky discovers that Everette is participating.

Read out review of A Christmas to Treasure here.

The Christmas Setup

Ben Lewis, Blake Lee, and Fran Drescher in The Christmas Setup

Hugo (Ben Lewis) goes home to spend the Christmas holiday with his family. His mother, Kate (Fran Drescher), is a notorious matchmaker who tries to set her son up with his high school friend, and crush, Patrick (Blake Lee).

The Christmas House

Sharon Lawrence, Jonathan Bennett, and Brad Harder in The Christmas House

Bill (Treat Williams) and Phylis (Sharon Lawrence) invite their grown sons, Mike (Robert Buckley) and Brandon (Jonathan Bennett), to the house to revisit the family tradition of decorating for the holiday.

Brandon and his husband, Jake (Brad Harder), are trying to adopt, and don’t want to tell anyone until they find a child and the adoption is finalized. They soon learn that they aren’t the only family members with secrets.

Read our review of The Christmas House here.

The Christmas House 2: Deck the Halls

The Christmas House 2 cast: Robert Buckley, Ana Ayora, Treat Williams, Jonathan Bennett, Sharon Lawrence, Brad Harder, Mattia Castrillo, Matthew James Dowden

The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls continues the story of the Miller family during the Christmas holiday season. This time Brandon (Jonathan Bennett) and Mike (Robert Buckley) are competing in a house decorating reality television competition.

Read our review for The Christmas House 2: Deck the Halls here.

The Holiday Sitter

Jonathan Bennett and George Krissa star in The Holiday Sitter

When confirmed bachelor Sam (Jonathan Bennett) is recruited to babysit his niece and nephew against his will, he gets the help of their child-friendly neighbor, Jason (George Krissa). Soon Sam finds himself in an unexpected romance.


Carol starring Cate Blanchette and Rooney Mara

Carol isn’t necessarily a Christmas movie, but it does take place during the Christmas holiday. It’s also a fantastic film that is worthy of your time.

Carol (Cate Blanchette) is a middle-aged woman who becomes enchanted by a shop girl, Therese (Rooney Mara), while looking for a Christmas present for her daughter. Their lives get complicated when a romance develops between them.

Read our review for Carol here.

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