If you are looking to add another holiday film to your collection, Happiest Season is a must-see. Its storyline is full of laughter, tears, dancing, and true love.
The film stars Kristen Stewart as Abby, a Lesbian who hopes to propose to her girlfriend on Christmas. Despite Abby’s uncomfortable memories surrounding the holiday season, she agrees to visit her girlfriend Harper’s (Mackenzie Davis) parents. As the pair near their destination, Abby finds out Harper has lied about coming out to her parents. Abby expresses her frustration but in hopes of making the best of the situation, she decides to stay. While pair is completely deprived of their privacy and placed in a plethora of awkward situations.
As the days progress, Abby expresses her discomfort with Harper’s behavior. The lies begin to drown Harper leaving her with the decision to come clean about her relationship, or continue to lie and hurt the one she loves. She chooses to continue lying, hurting both herself and her partner along the way. This climax of the film was both beautifully written and directed by Clea DuVall. It leaves the aching for some sort of peace for Abby. Yet, she ends up hurt until Harper ends up being honest about their relationship.
Everyone ends up making amends after an intense quarrel between Harper’s sisters and parents. This allows the couple to continue to love freely and openly with no regard to the discomfort anyone in society may feel.
This was indeed a film to watch this season. This year provided us with a new film to add to our holiday collection which highlights a LGBTQ couple! Happiest Season is now streaming on Hulu.