Under the Christmas Tree is this year’s new LGBTQ+ focused holiday movie from Lifetime. Last year they released The Christmas Setup, which focused on two men falling in love around Christmas, and this year we are treated to a female focused relationship. Set in Camden, Maine this holiday movie involves a little drama and what everyone looks forward to most, cute romantic moments.
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After the debut of Hallmark’s first every Christmas movie with a core gay couple plot, The Christmas House, in 2020 I was very excited to see that these characters would be returning in 2021 with The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls. Everyone from the original is back with an unplanned competition between brothers Mike and Brandon involving the thing that this family loves most, Christmas.
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When I saw trailers for Cruella I was definitely curious about this new Disney Villain origin movie. This curiosity increased so much more when people on my Instagram began saying how much they loved this movie. Even though we had just gone to see A Quiet Place Part II, Krista surprised me with another movie day the very next day. On Saturday we went back to the theater and bought our tickets early, we wanted to ensure better seats. Beyond that we also signed up for Regal Unlimited so we now had a reason to go to the movies so much more.
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New York State is slowly opening up and this means that the movie theater near our house has officially opened back up. We had been so excited when we moved about being so close to a theater, but we had no idea if it would be opening back up. To our surprise it did and we decided we needed to go. Krista is a huge fan of John Krasinski and while she typically isn’t a fan of horror movies she really wanted to see A Quiet Place Part II. After work on Friday we headed to the theater and let me tell you it was an experience.
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Julia Scotti: Funny That Way is a documentary that has been officially selected for the Documentary Competition at the Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival and is also an official selection at Austin’s AGLIFF 2020(All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival). This is the first documentary film by filmmaker Susan Sandler, who was 72 at the time she directed this feature. The focus is on Julia Scotti, who we learn performed decades ago under a different name, Rick Scotti. Continue reading “Julia Scotti: Funny That Way Review from @kleffnotes”
With Christmas getting closer I thought I would do a quick round up of my recent LGBTQ+ holiday movie reviews so far. I have definitely shared these already, but thought there might be people interested in checking them all out … Continue reading LGBTQ Holiday Movie Review Round Up from @kleffnotes
Lifetime debuted, as it does during the holiday season, a new Christmas movie, but with a bit of a twist for the standard. The Christmas Setup is the first LGBT movie to debut on the network, which may have been … Continue reading The Christmas Setup is Something New for Lifetime from @kleffnotes
Hallmark finally announced they would have a movie that included a gay couple, but the marketing I saw for this really varied. I saw that John Bennett, who is out and in a relationship with a man, would be in … Continue reading The Christmas House and Recycled Plots from @kleffnotes
This is not the first article about Happiest Season and I am sure it will not be the last, but I wanted to share some of my own thoughts about this queer holiday film. For those who may not know, … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Happiest Season from @kleffnotes
I think my wife’s love of Star Wars has been pretty well documented on the site this week, but for those of you who might not know my wife Krista has loved Star Wars for years. Over the course of … Continue reading Lego Star Wars Holiday Special Thoughts from @kleffnotes