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A Queer Female Couple Are Prominently Featured in OWN's First Christmas

A Queer Female Couple Are Prominently Featured in OWN's First Christmas

First Christmas

In a major year for queer-themed Christmas fare, OWN has gotten in the game.

It's been a benchmark year for queer representation in Christmas movies. Hulu has Happiest Season, Hallmark released The Christmas House, Lifetime has the Christmas Set-Up, and Dashing in December is queering Christmas for cowboys. Next week, the movie First Christmas drops on OWN, and there's a female couple featuring prominently in the story.

First Christmas's narrative centers on a writer, Halle (Idara Victor), who was adopted and placed in foster care as a child and is invited to spend Christmas in New Orleans with the biological family she has just learned about.

Halle's bio family, the Moores, includes Memaw (Tonea Stewart) and twin siblings Tiffany (Samantha Smith) and Glenn (Mason Beauchamp) and their younger brother, Drew (Peyton Jackson). While Memaw and the family are welcoming to Halle, she searches to find her place in the group, which includes an apprehensive Tiffany bringing her girlfriend, Paris (Amanda Tavarez), home to meet them all for the first time, according to the film's synopsis.

First Christmas was produced for OWN by MarVista in association with Harpo Films. It was written by Rasheeda Garner, directed by Crystle Roberson, and executive-produced by Tia Mowry, Tiegen Kosiak, Todd Y. Murata, Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer, and Fernando Szew.

In an exclusive clip from First Christmas below, Tiffany and Paris arrive at the Moores' home for the holidays for the first time as a couple.

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