15 best LGBTQ + vacation movies

As the holidays are in full swing, most of us are shopping for gifts, putting together elaborate menus for gatherings, and putting up festive decorations. For many, the holidays are a time to celebrate with friends and loved ones, while others may find this time of year a bit stressful. No matter where you are, one thing always stays the same: nothing beats the wholesomeness of a good vacation movie. However, when you are part of the LGBTQ + community, this particular genre of movies can be a bit off-putting as many of these movies tend to be extremely heteronormative.

Fortunately, over the past few years, movie studios and independent companies have placed more emphasis on inclusiveness in their happy holiday movies. With more LGBTQ + representation in this genre, that same sense of comfort that so many people get from watching holiday classics can now be felt by gay people around the world.

The holidays can be a difficult time for many members of the LGBTQ + community, especially if they have not yet gone out with their families. So having films that highlight this experience, or even offer a little escape, are most certainly welcome. After all, vacations are about sharing and feeling joy with those around you. Whether it’s with your current family or the one you’ve chosen, nothing helps achieve this better than a good vacation movie, especially one that LGBTQ + people can relate to.

Not only do these LGBTQ + vacation movies represent the importance of inclusiveness, but they’re also campy, romantic, and just plain fun in all good ways. If all of that sounds like right for you, you sure won’t be disappointed with the movies on this list, especially if you like a good Cheesy Hallmark movie. Without further ado, here are 15 LGBTQ + holiday movies that are sure to bring some joy this holiday season.

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