Happiest Season

A young woman's plans to propose to her girlfriend while at her family's annual holiday party are upended when she discovers her partner hasn't yet come out to her conservative parents.

Directed by: Clea DuVall Darin Rivetti Kim Winther Alyssa Batchelor Sooze Buliavac Jonathan Medeiros
Genres: Romance, Comedy,
Production Company: Temple Hill Entertainment,

Happiest Season - This holiday, everyone's secrets are coming out. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 26-11-2020
  • Runtime: 102 Minutes
  • Popularity: 104.31
  • Vote Count: 435
  • IMDB Rating: 7.6
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 1,401,954
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: https://www.hulu.com/movie/happiest-season-8bd1884d-b39d-4dc7-9c44-29f07de2f1ef

Photo Name Character
Kristen Stewart - Azwaad Movie Database Kristen Stewart Abby
Mackenzie Davis - Azwaad Movie Database Mackenzie Davis Harper
Alison Brie - Azwaad Movie Database Alison Brie Sloane
Aubrey Plaza - Azwaad Movie Database Aubrey Plaza Riley Johnson
Dan Levy - Azwaad Movie Database Dan Levy John
Mary Holland - Azwaad Movie Database Mary Holland Jane
Victor Garber - Azwaad Movie Database Victor Garber Ted
Mary Steenburgen - Azwaad Movie Database Mary Steenburgen Tipper
Ana Gasteyer - Azwaad Movie Database Ana Gasteyer Harry Levin
Jake McDorman - Azwaad Movie Database Jake McDorman Connor
Photo Name Department
Wyck Godfrey-Production Wyck Godfrey Production (Executive Producer)
Matt Temple-Sound Matt Temple Sound (Supervising Sound Editor)
Clea DuVall-Writing Clea DuVall Writing (Screenplay)
Clea DuVall-Directing Clea DuVall Directing (Director)
Clea DuVall-Writing Clea DuVall Writing (Story)
Marty Bowen-Production Marty Bowen Production (Producer)
Keith Seymour-Camera Keith Seymour Camera (Key Grip)
Jonathan McCoy-Production Jonathan McCoy Production (Executive Producer)
Jonathan McCoy-Production Jonathan McCoy Production (Unit Production Manager)
George Simpson-Sound George Simpson Sound (Production Sound Mixer)

See Full Cast & Crew of Happiest Season


Great watch, would watch again, and do recommend. There is a huge advantage in knowing as little as possible about a movie before watching it: mostly it removes expectations, and allows little surprises to delight you through the movie. I watched it because it was a Kristen Stewart movie, but was happily surprised to see Clea Duvall involved, and continually delighted to see familiar faces appear: Mary Holland, Alison Brie, and Aubrey Plaza especially. I'm honestly not familiar with "a lot" of "coming out of the closet, but not quite yet" stories, but I have seen a lot of "secrets for the holidays", and "don't tell my family x", and this is very interesting that it uses that concept to knock the wind out of the sails of the story so early. While the majority of the story is basically abuse humor, it's delivered in a way that manages to both garner sympathy for Abbie and be charmingly amusing. If the movie has a real downside, then it's that it tries to do (almost) too many things, but manages to pull it off. Yeah, I pretty much hate Harper, but that's by design, and she's a victim as much as a villain. The shift in stories as things all start to resolve is the "worst" part of it, but ultimately makes for a satisfying ending.

id : 5fc514f31b7294003f8f383e
Peter M

I was surprised by how much I liked this Hulu Christmas offering, since you can get jaded at the number of holiday romantic movies the various sources crank out every year. The movie seems to combine several sub genres here, the familiar gay coming out, dysfunctional holiday family, even bordering in romantic triangle territory. Martin Levy’s son does him proud, as Dan Levy was a real scene stealer here. I quickly decided the more of him, the better. The chemistry between the two leads wasn’t quite evident to me and I am not sure why. I saw more chemistry between Harper and Abby’s ex-girlfriend Riley, actually. Also, I think an opportunity was lost in the perpetually frowning two kids. They should have been allowed a bit more personality I think. (And what is up with all the gender neutral names for many of the female characters here? Harper, Tipper, Sloan, Riley, Harry, Kelly and Ashley. Weird. Mary Steenburgen does her usual competent job playing the wife and matriarch, though I felt they let her fade a little into the background until she asserts herself near the end. So while this movie won’t enter my cycle of Christmas movies to watch annually, I enjoyed it just fine (tinged with the shadow of regret that it wouldn’t have taken much more to be very good). The writers do not have many film credits, so I hope they continue to write and improve. I won’t change the channel if I run across it in the future.

id : 5fd86839b0ba7e00402eb50b

Recommendate Movies


2019 - 7.1

Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of ...

Palm Springs

2020 - 7.4

When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape ...


2020 - 6.7

Two con artists have spent 26 years training their only daughter to swindle, scam and steal at every turn. During a desperate and hastily conceived heist, they charm a ...


2020 - 7.2

In 1840s England, palaeontologist Mary Anning and a young woman sent by her husband to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship. Despite the chasm between their ...

A New York Christmas Wedding

2020 - 5.9

As her Christmas Eve wedding draws near, Jennifer is visited by an angel and shown what could have been if she hadn't denied her true feelings for her ...

The Prom

2020 - 6.5

After the PTA of a conservative high school in Indiana bans same-sex couples from attending the annual prom, a gang of flamboyant Broadway stars try to boost their ...

On the Rocks

2020 - 6.3

Faced with sudden doubts about her marriage, a young New York mother teams up with her larger-than-life playboy father to tail her husband.

City of Trees

2019 - 5.8

A 20-something woman goes back to her hometown for the holidays for the first time in several years and is not only met with people from her past, ...

Season of Love

2019 - 6.6

A queer lady holiday movie that follows the lives of three very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set right ...

The Lovebirds

2020 - 6.3

A couple experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery. As their journey to clear their names takes them from ...


2020 - 7.8

A woman during the Second World War opens her heart to an evacuee after initially resolving to be rid of him.

An American Pickle

2020 - 5.7

An immigrant worker at a pickle factory is accidentally preserved for 100 years and wakes up in modern day Brooklyn. He learns his only surviving relative is his great ...

Around The Web