A surprise for the party

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German title A surprise for the party
Original title Make The Yuletide Gay
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 2009
length 89 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
Director Rob Williams
script Rob Williams
production Rodney Johnson
Matthew Montgomery
Rob Williams
music Austin Wintory
camera Ian McGlocklin
cut Denise Howard

Make the Yuletide Gay (original title: Make The Yuletide Gay ) is an American Christmas comedy from director Rob Williams from the year 2009 on a gay college student who on campus is outed, but is afraid that his homosexuality to trust his parents.


Olaf "Gunn" Gunnunderson, who is openly gay on campus, spends the holidays separated from his friend Nathan Stanford with his parents Anya and Sven. When Nathan's parents temporarily move their son over Christmas, Nathan decides to surprise Olaf and suddenly stands in the doorway. Meanwhile, Anya and Sven try to pair Olaf with his high school friend Abby, the neighbor's daughter, completely ignorant of Olaf's homosexuality.


Director, screenwriter and producer Rob Williams created a surprise for the festival . The main role of Olaf was given to a little-known actor in Keith Jordan , his friend Nathan is played by Adamo Ruggiero, known from the Canadian teen series Degrassi: The Next Generation .

The film was released direct-to-DVD on December 9, 2009 in German-speaking countries .


year festival movie Award category
2009 FilmOut San Diego Audience award Best Narrative Feature
Best Supporting Actress, Kelly Keaton
Best Supporting Actor, Derek Long
2009 Seoul LGBT Film Festival Audience award Best feature
2009 Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Jury Award Best men's feature
2009 North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Men's Centerpiece Selection
2009 Philadelphia QFest Festival Favorite
2009 Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Gala Night Film


In 2014 the sequel A Surprise for Fest 2 was released . Again directed by Rob Williams, Keith Jordan, Adamo Ruggiero and Hallee Hirsh took over the leading roles again.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Website for the film ( Memento of the original from September 24, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . Guest House Films website - Make The Yuletide Gay. Retrieved December 22, 2009.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.guesthousefilms.com
  2. A surprise for party 2 , accessed on June 24, 2018