‘Tis the season to deck the halls, make ourselves a cup of hot cocoa, and cuddle up by the fire while watching classic Christmas movies!
Well… I’m actually trying to stay cool and not get sunburn while getting ready for the Christmas BBQ – while singing Christmas carols in jandals… ? This holiday season will be my second Christmas down here in New Zealand, but I am still not sure I can adapt from the classic winter season I grew up. But I digress… let’s talk about one thing that we all can agree with: Christmas movies!
There are so many Christmas Classics to rewatch, Hallmark pops out a ton of new movies each year, and now even Netflix has hopped on the seasonal movie bandwagon. But the one thing missing from majority of these mainstream feel good movies? LGBT+ representation. We are still resigned to independent or smaller production movies that don’t usually go beyond our community.
Thankfully, we DO have a handful of Queer Christmas films – YAY! But as I say, just because a movie has a queer identity doesn’t mean that it’s a good film. There’s a handful of queer holiday films that I watch regularly – and a few that I will be rewatching only because I need to write a review. But all of the 5 films below are of the former rather than the later, they are films that I include in my annual Christmas movie marathons and watch regularly to get into a festive spirit!
So grab yourself a cup of hot cocoa and check out the list of my 5 favorite queer holiday films below – and stay tuned as I post my actual review of each film weekly as we get closer to Christmas!