Maybe the tree isn’t going up today (QR 072)

December 5, 2023

It’s the holiday season BAYbee! We’re decking those halls. We’re putting up the tree. Kris demands to know how big Tara’s feet are, which leads to a measurement ON AIR. We’ve got bitches stealing Christmas, a bunch of thirsty suitors, and an oddly unprompted promotion for a Secret Santa website. Buckle up.

On a more serious note, this week Tara recommends (albeit not queerly) the short documentary film Apostate by Carmel Mikol, which both deals with and leads to a conversation about religious trauma, cults and a bunch of related bad stuff. If you’re not down for that, the applicable content is between 31:00 – 40:16.

Official Recommendations

From Kris: The Holiday Sitter (2022)

A workaholic bachelor gets stuck with his sister’s kids for the holiday season. What a bummer. He’s not cut out for this. His solution involves hiring a guy who is into taking care of the kids…and his heart!

Kris describes this as perfectly gentle and the kind of Christmas movie where all the obstacles are believable but totally overcome. It’s a warm hug of a film. Don’t you deserve a warm hug?

From Tara: Make Her Wish Come True by A.L. Brooks

Tara’s recommendation is a fauxmance leading to true romance at Christmas. A woman’s kid writes a letter to Santa asking for another mom for Christmas. Turns out Santa thinks the proper present this year is an aspiring journalist who’s looking for a story and open to fake dating to get it. And he’s right!

Tara notes that despite it having fake dating deception in it, the deceit is dropped fairly early on. So, put down the stress ball, kiddies. It’s time for some romance under the mistletoe.

Works/People Discussed

  • The Great British Baking Show (BBC One, BBC Two, Channel 4)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (BBC Three)
  • Canada’s Drag Race (Crave)
  • The Bitch Who Stole Christmas (2021)
  • Thirsty Suitors (Outerloop Games)
  • Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
  • A Carol for Karol by Ann Roberts
  • Apostate
  • Spider Man Pointing at Spider Man Meme

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