Under the Christmas Tree Lifetime Movie Review from @kleffnotes

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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The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls Hallmark Movie Review from @kleffnotes

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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Every Time a Bell Rings Holiday Movie Review from @kleffnotes

We’re making the yuletide gay y’all! My plan for December is to try and get a few movie reviews up that showcase new LGBTQ+ holiday content. Special shout out to Dana Piccoli for mentioning this movie on her Instagram or I would never have known that Hallmark created a movie with a queer female lead. Every Time a Bell Rings is something a bit different for Hallmark, at least in my opinion, but still showcases the fabulous holiday feels that you want from one of their movies with some really positive inclusions.

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I’m Baaaack! And I Have Recs! from @kleffnotes

If you haven’t noticed I’ve been a bit absent from posting this month and that has been for very good reasons. The first of which is that my day job has been very busy recently and that has to be my priority no matter how much I might want to write an article. I have a responsibility to the folks where I work and I strive to do a great job for them. I love this site, but it is fun thing for me that I can do on the side and that side time has been very limited. The other reason I was not here and posting is I was actually away. Krista and I went to Ohio with both of our dogs to see the Ohio folks for a few days and we had a wonderful time. This trip meant spending time just with them and also prepping to leave so there was no free time at all for a couple weeks.

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Disney+ Pride Shorts Highlight from @kleffnotes

Pride Month is about halfway over and while we should celebrate LGBTQ+ folks all year round, including this writer who would love you to check out some of her other queer content, this is the time of year where sites put forward new media. Disney+ is a streaming service I was primarily using for Star Wars and Marvel content, but recently I started checking out their content listed under Pride Month. Some of the options are series, one of which just recently had a character share her love for another female character through song, and others are part of the Disney Launchpad Shorts collection. I do love shorts, short films, short stories, not a big fan of wearing shorts, but all the other shorts I am always a fan of. I watch three of them and thought I would talk a bit about them in case you are looking for some wholesome queer content.

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Cruella Movie Review from @kleffnotes

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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A Quiet Place Part II Movie Review from @kleffnotes

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 Review from @kleffnotes

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”

The Wonderful World of Disney Airs The Princess and The Frog on 5/31/21 on @ABCNetwork via @stacyamiller85 #ThePrincessandTheFrog #TheWonderfulWorldofDisney

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG – “The Wonderful World of Disney: The Princess and the Frog” – Monday, May 31 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) – Set in the great city of New Orleans, this is a modern twist on a classic tale featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. (DISNEY)

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