I was pleasantly surprised at this movie; it was silly, touching, and oddly very satisfying. Oh, by the way, it's funny. Sometimes acidly funny, sometimes screamingly funny, and sometimes just surprisingly funny. Moreover, it's a love story. A Christmas love story. A Gay Christmas love story that, in my opinion, crosses orientation boundaries and could well become a classic. The plot is pretty simple; a gay couple of college students, Gunn and Nathan, are heading home for the holidays. Gunn is going back to his middle-class suburban, albeit slightly off-center, family where he's still solidly in the closet. Nathan's parents are wealthy, socially prominent, and have made holiday plans that do not include their gay son whom they know about, but it just isn't discussed. Faced with being stranded alone over Christmas, Nathan turns up at Gunn's house. That's when the fun starts. Gunn and Nathan try to maintain the "just roommates" façade, while trying to maintain and accept their own relationship and reality. This comedy is a farce, yet it's also quite tender and serious. Gunn faces having to out himself to his family and friends. Nathan learns that "family" is also a matter of choice not just biology. The pace is rapid, but not too fast. The dialogue ranges from groan-inducing innuendo to laugh-out-loud exchanges. And the ending -- well, it's a Christmas Love story. By the time you get to the end, you're engaged with all the characters on their own terms, and it's satisfying, touching, and fit without being saccharine. It's a great movie for the holidays, or to make any day a celebration of life, of choice, and of love.