This year’s holiday movie season is getting queerer by the moment.
Last year, Netflix and Freeform gifted the LGBTQ+ community with queer storylines in Let It Snow and Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas. It must have reminded Hollywood that the LGBTQ+ community deserves representation in holiday movies, too.
So far, 2020 is shaping up to be an excellent year for queer holiday content. Several major studios have announced holiday-themed films with queer lead characters, including Hulu’s Happiest Season, directed by Clea DuVall and starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis. Additionally, Lifetime announced The Christmas Setup and Hallmark will premiere The Christmas House.
In Dashing in December, New York City investor Wyatt (Peter Porte) returns home for the holidays to convince his mother, Deb, played by Andie MacDowell, to sell her farm. When he arrives, Wyatt meets a handsome ranch hand, Heath (Juan Pablo Di Pace), working on the property, which doubles as a holiday attraction.
In true holiday-movie fashion, the men have instant chemistry. We’d be willing to bet Wyatt changes his mind and decides his mother should keep the ranch. He’ll then leave the Big City to move home and live his happily ever after with Heath on the farm.
Written and directed by Jake Helgren, Dashing in December costars, Caroline Harris and Carlos Sanz. Dashing in December is set to premiere on December 13 on Paramount TV as well as Logo, Pop, and TV Land.
Watch the jolly holly trailer below.