The Christmas Setup (2020)
The Christmas Setup is Lifetime’s first Christmas film centered on a gay couple. It features real-life married couple Blake Lee and Ben Lewis. Hugo (Ben Lewis) travels home to Milwaukee to spend Christmas with his best friend, Madelyn (Ellen Wong), his mother, Kate (Fran Drescher), and brother, Aiden (Chad Connell). His mother tries to play matchmaker by setting Hugo up with his old high school crush, Patrick (Blake Lee).
The Christmas Setup is part of Lifetime’s massive 30 new Christmas movies. The Christmas Setup looks adorable and the added power of Fran Drescher makes this a must-see movie. The film premieres on Lifetime on December 12, 2020.
The world of Christmas LGBTQ+ movies is very small, but I hope that this is just the start and they’ll become the norm, especially cheesy romance ones. The world needs a little more love, in every form.