TV’s Gay Christmas Movies Are As Benign, Charming And Cliche As We Always Hoped They’d Be

Holiday Movies Rethink A Formula

In a conservative genre that has mainly told straight stories, six new films, including titles on Hallmark and Lifetime, center on gay or lesbian characters.

More TV Christmas Movies Than Ever

While regular network primetime programming tends to take a hiatus during the holiday season, it’s Hallmark Channel’s time to shine. Its holiday movies are so popular, it began airing them on Oct. 26. And it isn’t the only cable or streaming network with holiday fare.