Welcome to Melanie's Magical Christmas Movies! Every day in December, leading up to Christmas, Melanie will present one of her favorite Christmas movies complete with a trailer (and hopefully where you can watch it!)
Day 1 - Happiest Season (2020)
December hasn't always meant Christmas to me, as my Facebook memories regularly show me, I was definitely more in with the Grinch, and last minute throwing up of the tree, than all out Christmassing. My posts were so different from my feelings now, that when I shared one this year Krista thought it might be one of those coded kidnapped messages asking for help!
So what does this have to do with the movie? This is a movie about acceptance of many things, including Christmas. With a cast that includes Dan Levy there was no way we were missing out on this. I'm seeing a LOT of bad reviews, reviews saying it isn't representative of the acceptance they want to see, reviews saying that this isn't the holiday movie the community wants. I can't speak for what the LGBTQ community wants, but I can say I think this is a movie that people will want to watch, and I feel that with several actively prominently diverse cast staring in it, at least some of them I am sure had a say.
I am sure it is one that will get watched often for Dan Levy alone. I know Kristen Stewart gets a lot of hate but in this (and in the new Charlie's Angels) she was fabulous! Throw in some other big hitters like Victor Garber and Aubrey Plaza and this Hulu Original has earned its spot on my Magical Christmas Movies!
Let us know what you think in the comments - Stream it or Skip it?