12 Must Watch Lesbian Holiday Movies with Happy Endings

One of our favorite holiday traditions is cozying up in our living room, snuggling underneath a blanket with a glass of mulled wine and yummy s'mores while watching a lesbian holiday movie. 

But if you’re familiar with the lesbian movie landscape, then you’ll know that there aren’t too many great lesbian holiday movies to choose from, but thankfully, there are still a handful of heartwarming and well-made ones that we can all enjoy.

Here’s our list of must-watch lesbian holiday movies this season. Bonus: they all feature happy endings! 🌈

1. Happiest Season

Happiest Season Best Lesbian Holiday Movies

I’m a sucker for rom coms and there can never be too many cute lesbian rom-coms. The Happiest Season is the latest lesbian holiday movie released on this list. The storyline of the movie is pretty straightforward–a young woman plans to propose to her girlfriend at her family's annual holiday party but discovers that her partner hasn't come out to her conservative parents–but lesbian goddess, Kristen Stewart, stars in it. So there you go. 

Watch the trailer below:

Watch the full Happiest Season movie here.

2. Lez Bomb

Lez Bomb Best Lesbian Holiday Movies

Lez Bomb has all of the classic rom-com heartwarming cheesiness that you could want in a lesbian movie. It’s a comedy of errors featuring a great cast and a happy ending! The premise of the movie is that a closeted woman brings her girlfriend home for Thanksgiving, only to have her coming-out efforts thwarted by a slew of unexpected events.

You can read our full movie review here.

Watch the trailer below:

Watch the full Lez Bomb movie here.

3. Carol

Carol Best Lesbian Holiday Movies

This is one of our favorite lesbian movies of all time and we could watch Carol any day of the year (in fact, we’ve probably watched it at least 20 times now and counting…), but the actual movie plot does take place over the Christmas holidays. The story centers around the beautiful relationship that develops between Therese (Rooney Mara) and Carol (Cate Blanchett) in 1950s New York.

Watch the trailer below:

Watch the full Carol movie here.

4. Love, Classified

Love, Classified Holiday Movies

We were pleasantly surprised that this movie was made by Hallmark and was actually well done! While there are several storylines occurring that aren't all about a lesbian romance, the two female characters (including Arienne Mandi from the L Word Generation Q) who play love interests have great chemistry and a sweet love story that makes you root for them the entire time. The premise of the movie centers around a romance novelist who returns home after a long absence to reconnect with her children as they start to find their own paths to love. It's definitely one of those feel-good movies that's heartwarmingly cheesy but you could enjoy watching over and over again.

Watch the trailer below:

Watch the full Love, Classified movie here.

5. Looking for Her

Looking for Her Holiday Lesbian Movie

Looking for Her is one of those lighthearted, happy ending movies with a fun and more unique premise than your typical lesbian movie. The story focuses on the main character, Taylor who is guilt-tripped by her family to go home for the holidays with her girlfriend. But there's one little problem... Taylor and her girlfriend broke up! Not wanting her parents to know, Taylor hires an actress to pose as her girlfriend where things get interesting as their chemistry grows into something more than just acting.

Watch the trailer below:

Watch the full Looking for Her movie here.

6. Christmas at the Ranch

Christmas at the Ranch Lesbian Holiday Movie

Christmas at the Ranch is a heartwarming lesbian rom com that takes place in a small town over the holidays. The main gay lady, Haley Hollis, is a successful VP at a tech startup in the city when she is suddenly forced to return home to her family ranch to help save it from foreclosure. Of course, the ranch hand is an attractive woman named Kate and sparks fly between the two. There's the usual conflict that happens in the movie but the two leading ladies share a lot of screen time together and we love it! Plus, it has a sweet ending.

Watch the trailer below:

Watch the full Christmas at the Ranch movie here.

7. Season of Love

Season of Love Best Lesbian Holiday Movies

Season of Love is like the cheesier, gay version of Love Actually. The best part is that it features our fan favorite, queer actress Dominique Provost-Chalkley, who also plays Waverly Earp from Wynonna Earp and has one of the cutest lesbian ships ever (#Wayhaught) on TV with Officer Nicole Haught. Anyways, I digress. Season of Love is lighthearted indie rom com featuring a diverse cast of women and their love lives during Christmas and New Years.

Watch the trailer below:

Watch the full Season of Love movie here.

8. Imagine Me & You

Imagine Me & You Lesbian Holiday Movie

This isn’t truly a Christmas/holiday movie, but it takes place over the fall/winter and gives you all the holiday season feels. It’s also one of the first truly well-done lesbian rom coms ever made and is on every lesbian’s must-watch list. It’s a lighthearted movie with a happy ending and features both Lena Headey (Cersei from Game of Thrones) and Piper Perabo (also in the lesbian movie, Lost & Delirious). Both are gorgeous and have so much chemistry on screen that you'll just fall in love with them both.

Watch the trailer below:

Watch the full Imagine Me & You movie here.

9. City of Trees

City of Trees lesbian holiday movie

City of Trees is an indie film about a young woman who returns to her hometown for the holidays after many years and falls for an old acquaintance. While not exactly an Oscar-level movie–the storyline and dialogue feature some gaps and occasional cringyness–it’s still a worthwhile film to watch and of course, has a happy ending. 

Watch the trailer below:

Watch the full City of Trees movie here.

10. Let it Snow

Let it Snow lesbian netflix holiday movie

Let it Snow is a feel-good holiday movie that features different storylines about a group of teens on Christmas Eve who discover their friendships and love lives colliding. It’s like a fresher, younger, and more modern take of Love Actually that also showcases an adorable lesbian coming-of-age love story.

Watch the trailer below:

Watch the full Let it Snow movie here.

11. Under the Christmas Tree

Under the Christmas Tree Best Lesbian Holiday Movies

Marketing whiz Alma Beltran and Christmas tree whisperer Charlie Freemont cross paths when Charlie finds the perfect tree for the Maine Governor’s Holiday Celebration – right in Alma’s back yard. While they initially spar, romantic sparks soon begin to fly between the two women as the enchanting tree and some Christmas fairy dust from the town’s pâtissière extraordinaire bring out the best in them and spark each other to take leaps of faith and fight for love and Christmas magic.

Watch the trailer below:

Watch the full Under the Christmas Tree movie here.

12. What's Cooking

What's cooking lesbian holiday movie

What’s Cooking is an older lesbian holiday movie that has all of the drama and laughter of a crazy family holiday Thanksgiving. While there are many different characters and storylines happening in the movie similar to Lez Bomb, the lesbian storyline centers around Rachel and her partner Carla, who she brings home for the holidays. Rachel struggles to get her parents to come to terms with her sexuality, relationship, and big announcement that she makes. But rest assured, there is a happy ending!

Watch the trailer below:

Watch the full What's Cooking movie here.


If you’re looking for even more great lesbian movies to watch, don’t forget to check out our Ultimate List of Lesbian Movies Database


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