It is a truth universally acknowledged that a gay man in possession of a television in December, must be in want of a cheesy Christmas movie. Whether cinephile, theater lover, or “Drag Race” connoisseur, everyone enjoys something silly to half watch while wrapping presents — and no gay can resist the divine decadence that is Jennifer Coolidge
. Enter “Single All the Way
,” a cheesy new holiday rom-com debuting on Netflix
. Gayness isn’t some problem to be concealed, fretted about, or made fun of here, it’s merely part of the given circumstances. Nor is gayness window dressing, cliche-ridden, or milked for comedy. As thoroughly unproblematic a gay Christmas movie as there ever was, unfortunately “Single All the Way
” doesn’t leave room for much else.
Led by twinkle-eyed “Ugly Betty
” star Michael Urie
, “Single All the Way
” follows a perpetually single man, Peter, who brings his best friend Nick (Philemon Chambers
) home for the holidays.