Make the Yuletide Gay! 🏳️‍🌈🎄

A very merry list of holiday films that are gayer than this unnervingly specific list. Created by Letterboxd members, curated by Letterboxd, ranked highest-to-lowest by rating, except for Happiest Season and Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, because they're new releases with 100% holiday content (plus: Dan Levy! Ricky Martin!). (Also new for the 2020 holiday season: Dear Santa, A New York Christmas Wedding, The Christmas House, The Christmas Setup, and Dashing in December.)

Help us keep this ultimate list of queer holiday films up-to-date. We’re looking for films with hints or lashings of queerness, trans actors, drag angels, gay icons, Disney Queercoded Villains—literally any honest attempt at de-hetero-izing Christmas, Hannukah and the wider festive season through main and supporting characters. We are not the gatekeepers of gay; you tell us! (We’ll add notes where they are provided by you.)

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  • Happiest Season
  • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Tokyo Godfathers
  • Pride
  • The Long Day Closes
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Christmas at Downton Abbey
  • Laurence Anyways
  • Carol
  • Lady Bird
  • Mysterious Skin
  • C.R.A.Z.Y.
  • Female Trouble
  • Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Tangerine
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • 1985
  • Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse
  • Torch Song Trilogy
  • Mean Girls
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Fireworks
  • Love, Simon
  • Elle
  • White Christmas
  • Closet Monster
  • 8 Women
  • Three Wishes for Cinderella
  • Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
  • Other People
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time
  • Santa Claus Is a Stinker
  • The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show
  • Hustlers
  • Go
  • Rupaul's Christmas Ball
  • Winter Kept Us Warm
  • Dear Santa
  • Miss Richfield 1981: Fall on Your Knees Christmas Extravaganza
  • Dashing in December
  • The Christmas Setup
  • Red Lodge
  • A Very Pentatonix Christmas
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Bridget Jones's Diary
  • Doctor Who: The Snowmen
  • Doctor Who: Last Christmas
  • Holiday Heart
  • RuPaul's Drag Race: Green Screen Christmas
  • Saved!
  • Scrooge & Marley
  • Christmas U.S.A
  • I Love You Phillip Morris
  • Breakfast with Scot
  • Home for the Holidays
  • Rent
  • It's a SpongeBob Christmas!
  • I Am Santa Claus
  • Ideal Home
  • Olive, the Other Reindeer
  • Anna and the Apocalypse
  • Johns
  • The Christmas House
  • Season of Love
  • What's Cooking?
  • Some of My Best Friends Are
  • Last Holiday
  • A Smoky Mountain Christmas
  • Annie
  • Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
  • A Home at the End of the World
  • Bubbles Galore
  • Less than Zero
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
  • The Family Stone
  • Latter Days
  • Eban and Charley
  • The Perfect Wedding
  • Make the Yuletide Gay
  • Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas
  • Shared Rooms
  • Last Christmas
  • Rudolph's Shiny New Year
  • Running with Scissors
  • Shake It
  • Unlikely Angel
  • The Grinch
  • Sex and the City
  • A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
  • All Is Bright
  • A Very Merry Toy Store
  • Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
  • Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square
  • A Very Brady Christmas