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The trailer for Kristen Stewart’s queer Christmas rom-com

The trailer for Kristen Stewart’s queer Christmas rom-com just dropped

Make the Yuletide gay

It’s been a rough year, but with Trump losing the US election, a coronavirus vaccine being announced, and now, the first trailer for Kristen Stewart’s new rom-com all coming within a few days of each other, things are really looking up for 2020 as we enter the Christmas season. 

Happiest Season stars Stewart as Abby and Mackenzie Davis as Harper, a young couple navigating the early stages of a relationship complicated by the fact that Harper is yet to come out to her parents. “Meeting your girlfriend’s family for the first time can be tough,” the synopsis reads, “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.”

The synopsis adds that Happiest Season is: “A holiday romantic comedy that hilariously captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family’s acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.”

The film is the second full-length offering from actor-turned director Clea DuVall, who starred in 90s classics But I’m a Cheerleader and Girl, Interrupted (among others) before making her feature-length debut as a director with the 2016 comedy The Intervention. It's due to land on streaming service Hulu on november 25.

“I’ve spent Christmases with partners whose parents didn’t know”, DuVall told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview. “I’ve been ‘the friend’ at a family function. On a journey like coming out, you have no idea what's going to happen or how people will react, and it's scary, there's a part of your life that changes once you do.”

Watch the trailer for Happiest Season below: