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HAPPIEST SEASON

"Very Dysfunctional Family Holiday"

Quality:
Content: -3 Excessive content and/or worldview problems.
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What You Need To Know:

HAPPIEST SEASON is a politically correct Christmas comedy streaming on Hulu. Harper, an accomplished newspaper journalist, wants to go home for Christmas to see her family. However, her girlfriend, Abby, has reservations about Christmas since her parents died. Eventually, Abby consents to going home with Harper for Christmas. There’s only one problem. Hunter’s parents and sisters don’t know she’s a lesbian. Once the couple arrives for the Yuletide festivities, how long can they keep up their charade? Events come to a head at the family’s annual Christmas party. Meanwhile, Harper’s old high school boyfriend joins them for dinner one night, hoping to rekindle a romance with her.

HAPPIEST SEASON is mildly entertaining and well-acted, with some positive references to Christmas. For example, two characters sing “Silent Night,” and there’s a positive reference to faith in one scene. The movie also has some pro-family elements. However, HAPPIEST SEASON has a strong Romantic, politically correct worldview that promotes homosexual perversion. The lesbian couple wants their sexual immorality to be “accepted” and even “celebrated.” HAPPIEST SEASON also has some foul language and other negative content.

Content:

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong Romantic, politically correct, pro-homosexual worldview about two lesbians visiting one of their families for Christmas includes two women cohabitate and spend their lives together, one scene at a drag bar with two drag performers, and a homosexual man tries to persuade his lesbian friend not to marry and support the institution of marriage, with some Christian elements such as forgiveness, twin children sing “Silent Night,” there’s an instrumental version of “O Holy Night,” the whole movie centers on Christmas although Jesus isn’t stressed, and one mention of faith’s importance in a campaign speech and some pro-family elements

Foul Language:
Five obscenities, three strong profanities and 12 light profanities

Violence:
Slapstick violence when ice skaters fall, and two adult women get into a fight

Sex:
Implied lesbian sex, married man kisses a woman who isn’t his wife, lesbian couple kisses multiple times

Nudity:
No explicit nudity, but woman appears in bra and underwear

Alcohol Use:
Alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking but there’s a mention of someone taking too much Ambien; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Lying, extremely dysfunctional family portrayals, mention of someone getting arrested for exotic animal smuggling, two children put a necklace in a woman’s bag to incriminate her as a thief, and a quick joke about murder.

More Detail:

HAPPIEST SEASON is a politically correct Christmas comedy streaming on Hulu about a lesbian couple who go home to one of their families home on Christmas, but the parents have no idea their daughter is homosexual. HAPPIEST SEASON is mildly entertaining, with some positive references to Christmas, but it has a strong Romantic, politically correct worldview promoting homosexual perversion and contains some foul language.

Harper, an accomplished newspaper journalist, wants to go home for Christmas to see her family, but her girlfriend, Abby, has reservations about Christmas since her parents died. Eventually, Abby consents to going home with Harper for Christmas. However, there’s only one problem. Harper’s parents don’t know she’s a lesbian.

Once the couple arrives, Abby stays in the basement while Harper goes back to her childhood room. Over the next few days, Harper assimilates back into her old family patterns. She’s the golden daughter with accolades to her name and a good head on her shoulders. Meanwhile, Harper’s sister Jane is a bit odd and treated as such by her family. Harper’s other sister, Sloane, appears to have it all too, expect for the fact that she left her law practice to start her own business.  There’s an evident abundance of competition between the sisters. Also, Harper’s mother has started an Instagram account for her husband’s mayoral campaign. The campaign consumes most of his attention.

At dinner one night, Harper’s old high school boyfriend joins them for dinner, hoping to rekindle a romance with Harper. This is awkward for Abby, because she wants to propose to Harper over the holiday. Things continue to be awkward all around, but events come to a head at the family’s annual Christmas party. Will it be the “happiest season” after all?

HAPPIEST SEASON follows many typical holiday movie tropes and does hold some entertainment value mainly due to the family dynamics on screen. These dynamics no doubt will mirror or remind many viewers of what it’s like when their family comes together. That said, there’s one scene where the sound in a bathroom is a bit strained. Despite this, the actors perform their characters’ quirks to the letter. HAPPIEST SEASON has a mixed worldview. For obvious reasons, it’s very politically correct and pro-homosexual. The lesbian couple kisses, performs implied sodomy, and wants their immoral sexuality to be “accepted” as well as “celebrated.” There are also, however, some pro-family elements, aspects of forgiveness, a positive reference to faith, and even a few Christmas carols. All in all, though, because of the movie’s foul language and politically correct, homosexual elements, media-wise viewers will find HAPPIEST SEASON unacceptable.

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