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The Trailer for Christmas Rom-Com 'Happiest Season' Has Arrived to Give This Year Some Festive Cheer

It stars Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis as a couple heading home for Christmas to meet the parents — who don't know that their daughter is gay.
By Sarah Ward
November 10, 2020
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The Trailer for Christmas Rom-Com 'Happiest Season' Has Arrived to Give This Year Some Festive Cheer

It stars Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis as a couple heading home for Christmas to meet the parents — who don't know that their daughter is gay.
By Sarah Ward
November 10, 2020
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If December approaches and a new festive film isn't hitting cinemas, is it really Christmas? In 2020, as in pretty much every year before it, we won't find out the answer to that question. Heading to the big screen just in time for the merriest portion of this year's calendar is rom-com Happiest Season — the newest addition to the hefty lineup of holiday-themed movies competing for your eyeballs whenever the tinsel, trees and twinkling lights come out.

Following in the footsteps of 2019's Last Christmas, 2018's The Grinch, 2017's A Bad Moms Christmas and 2016's Bad Santa 2 and Office Christmas Party — just to name a few recent festive flicks — Happiest Season plunges viewers into one couple's seasonal experience when they decide to meet the parents over the holidays. Abby (Kristen Stewart) heads home with Harper (Mackenzie Davis, Irresistible) to meet the latter's mother (Mary Steenburgen, The Book Club), father (Victor Garber, Dark Waters) and other relatives. The catch: Harper's folks don't know that she's gay, or about her relationship with Abby. Also, Abby was actually planning to propose at Christmas dinner.

While Happiest Season is heading to streaming in the US, it'll hit cinemas in Down Under on Thursday, November 26. That's when audiences are in for some heartfelt and amusing holiday antics as Harper and Abby try to navigate their tricky situation — if the film's just-dropped trailer is any indication, that is.

Happiest Season's star-studded cast also includes GLOW's Alison Brie, Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza, Schitt's Creek's Dan Levy and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Burl Moseley. It's directed and co-written by a familiar face, too: actor-turned-filmmaker Clea DuVall, who has appeared on-screen in everything from The Faculty and Girl, Interrupted to Veep and The Handmaid's Tale.

Check out the trailer below:

Happiest Season opens in cinemas Down Under on Thursday, November 26.

Published on November 10, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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