Comedic actress and legendary gay icon Fran Drescher is set to star in Lifetime’s new LGBTQ holiday movie, The Christmas Setup.
In the film, Hugo heads home to Milwaukee for the holidays. But once he arrives, his mom (Drescher) decides to play a little matchmaking between him and his high school crush. Hugo is forced to question what’s truly important in his life and what direction his life should take. It looks like the perfect offering to add to your Christmas watch-list. Plus, with Drescher involved, there’s sure to be a good dose of humor and fun along with way.
The film is set to premiere Saturday, December 12th at 8 pm on Lifetime.
This is just one LGBTQ-themed Christmas movie airing this holiday season. Others include Paramount’s Dashing in December, Hulu’s Happiest Season, Hallmark’s The Christmas House, and Netflix’s A New York Christmas Wedding.
This new wave of inclusive filmmaking shows that Hollywood is making a real effort to be more diverse and share stories from various viewpoints. Better yet, portraying LGBTQ people in family-friendly holiday films helps normalize and destigmatize the gay community. It helps show that LGBTQ people are indeed people, worthy of love, happiness, and a good dose of holiday cheer, just like everyone else.
Here’s your LGBTQ holiday lineup:
A New York Christmas Wedding on Netflix – Streaming now
The Christmas House on Hallmark – Premiered November 22nd, will be replayed throughout December
Happiest Season on Hulu – Premieres November 25th
The Christmas Setup on Lifetime – December 12th at 8 pm.
Dashing in December on Paramount – December 13th at 7 pm.