Netflix’s latest LGBTQ+ holiday movie, A New York Christmas Wedding, follows lead bisexual character Jennifer Ortiz (Nia Fairweather) as she explores the world of what could have been.
She is currently second-guesses her impending wedding to her fiancé, and gets cold feet when his overbearing mother insists on a massive Christmas wedding for her son with little regard for the bride’s interests.
As is the stuff of Christmas flicks, a twist of fate brings Jennifer, who’s reeling from the recent loss of her father and the long-ago loss of her best friend, Gabrielle (Adriana DeMeo), together with her guardian angel, Azrael (Cooper Koch). He conjures an alternate world in which Gabrielle and Jennifer’s father are still alive and Jennifer gets a second shot at love with Gabrielle.
Early reviews suggest this romance movie may not be the best you’ve ever seen but if you’re running out of Christmas romance movies on Netflix (which is hard to do) then check this out.
If you’re wanting to dive in, here’s what you can expect:
A New York Christmas Wedding is one of several Christmas movies this year that feature queer leading characters. Among them is the first studio-backed Christmas flick with queer lead characters, Happiest Season, directed by Clea DuVall and starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis.