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Happiest Season (2020)

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A holiday romantic comedy that captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family's acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.


Clea DuVall


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Stewart ... Abby
Mackenzie Davis ... Harper
Mary Steenburgen ... Tipper
Victor Garber ... Ted
Alison Brie ... Sloane
Mary Holland ... Jane
Dan Levy ... John (as Daniel Levy)
Burl Moseley ... Eric
Aubrey Plaza ... Riley Johnson
Sarayu Blue ... Carolyn McCoy
Jake McDorman ... Connor
Ana Gasteyer ... Harry Levin
Caroline Harris ... Kelly
Jenny Gulley ... Ashley
Dominique Lawson ... Levi


Meeting your girlfriend's family for the first time can be tough. Planning to propose at her family's annual Christmas dinner - until you realize that they don't even know she's gay - is even harder. When Abby (Kristen Stewart) learns that Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family, she begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew.

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This holiday, everyone's secrets are coming out. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


"Candy Cane Lane" from the opening scene of the film is a real place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The residents of the street agreed to keep their holiday displays up for a few extra weeks into January 2020 to accommodate the production. See more »


There are no wine stores in PA like they one they shop at due to PA liquor laws. See more »


Abby: [answers phone] Hello?
John: Did you know you're standing in a country club that didn't let women have their own memberships until the early 2000s?
Abby: How do you know that?
John: Uh, I might be tracking you, but it's for your own safety. Clearly!
Abby: What do you want?
John: I want you to break out of that closet!
Abby: I am not in the closet! I told you Harper's going to tell her parents everything right after the holidays.
John: You deserve to be with someone who shouts their love for you from the rooftops!
Abby: That's very sweet.
John: So stop being...
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GVO (Good Vibes Only)
Written by Tyler Shamy and Fabio Angelini
Performed by Tyler Shamy
Courtesy of Gravelpit Music
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Really Great
19 December 2020 | by Blk_Ne190See all my reviews

I really liked this movie. It's has parts that are pretty fun and the cast is fantastic. It really is an all Star cast and they all get moments to shine.

I think that definitely it's biggest strength is it's characters.

They are just so fun and interesting you really wish that you got to spend more time with them and unfortunately you kind of wish that the movie was about them because bizarrely enough I think this movies biggest weakness is also it's characters.

The two leads characters are some of the more boring ones in the movie. Kristen Stewart's is ok for the most part and I did like her but Mackenzie Davis' character is quite bad. That is nothing to do with the acting because I think everyone was pretty great it is purely a script issue.

The character of Harper is really unlikable. The movie really leaves her out to dry. It is like the writers hated her and because of that she becomes really unlikable for most of the movie. I really think they should have reworked her so she was even slightly more redeemable.

That was really my only complaint. I think this movie is charming and cute. It's nice to have another LGBTQ+ Christmas movie available. Definitely watch it and support this film existing.

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Release Date:

25 November 2020 (USA) See more »

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Happiest Season See more »

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »


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