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Novelization of the hit holiday comedy MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY by the film's writer/director Rob Williams. Limited edition cover!
113 backers pledged $3,550 to help bring this project to life.

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Limited-Edition Paperbacks Sold Out!

Mass-Market Paperback Versions Now Available!

Thanks to an amazing response from our fans, we sold out of our Make 100 limited-edition copies of the "Make The Yuletide Gay" novelization! Ho Ho Ho!

Because of the tremendous response, we're now offering a "mass-market" paperback version. This will be the version made available to the public one month after the limited-edition versions come out. Writer Rob Williams can still sign the copies purchased through this Kickstarter campaign, but they won't be numbered like the limited-edition version. You can get the mass-market paperback novelization for a pledge of $15 (plus international shipping, if applicable).

We are also offering a combo package of the mass-market paperback and the "Make The Yuletide Gay" movie soundtrack CD for $25.

Now, we're aiming for our next milestone:

Stretch Goal - $3,650

Our next stretch goal is to reach total pledges of $3,650 - we'd only need 10 more people donating at the $15 level to reach this goal! Share the campaign with your friends and any other fans of "Make The Yuletide Gay" so we can keep the momentum going and reach our next goal!

Initial Project Description

"Make The Yuletide Gay" came out on DVD in December 2009, and it's been an annual holiday viewing tradition for many people every year since then. Now, we want to give you another way to enjoy the story of Olaf "Gunn" Gunnunderson and his boyfriend Nathan Stanford.

"Make The Yuletide Gay: The Novel"

The film's writer Rob Williams will produce a paperback novelization of the movie, letting fans read about Gunn's adventures from the movie, with even more detail and information about his wacky family and neighbors.

The paperback will be part of the Kickstarter "Make 100" initiative, where creators promise to creation 100 limited edition items. So, there will only be 100 limited edition paperbacks of the "Make The Yuletide Gay" novel with a unique cover to make it stand out from the DVD and from any possible future editions. In addition, Rob Williams will sign (and personalize, if desired) each paperback, and will hand number each one. Want the first copy, numbered 1/100? Be the first to pledge to our campaign!

Want more incentive to pledge to this campaign? The paperback will also include a new, original short story about how Gunn and Nathan met at college! This will be the first time this story will be published anywhere!

We're also offering five Ultimate Collector's Packages, featuring not only the novel but also a signed copy of the film's shooting script, the DVD and Blu-Ray, and the film's soundtrack CD. 

In case you're new to the Make The Yuletide Gay world, here's a synopsis:

The holidays get overly festive as Olaf "Gunn" Gunnunderson, an out-and-proud gay college student, crawls back into the closet to survive the holidays with his Midwestern parents. He keeps his cool as they try to set him up with his high school sweetheart, Abby. But when Nathan, his boyfriend from college, shows up at their doorstep unannounced, Gunn must put on a charade to keep the relationship a secret. With pressure mounting from all sides, will Gunn come out before the truth does?

Risks and challenges

Honestly, there are minimal risks involved with this project. We have the completed screenplay and movie, which will serve as the basis for the novel. We have a talented writer (Rob Williams) ready to make it all happen. And we have identified easy-to-use programs that we can use to publish the books. All we need is the support of our fans to help us make the project happen!

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    Mass Market Paperback

    The mass market paperback will be sent out one month after the limited-edition books, and will have a different cover (this will be the cover we use for all future releases of the novel). The books can be signed, if desired, but won't be numbered like the limited editions.

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    The Novel - Limited Edition Cover

    Get a paperback novel based on the hit Christmas comedy film "Make The Yuletide Gay" from the film's writer/director Rob Williams. This will be a limited edition with a unique cover. There will be only 100 copies made with this exact cover. Writer Rob Williams will sign (and personalize, if desired) each book, and will number them on the inside based on the order in which pledges come in. (Want edition 1/100? Be the first to pledge!)

    The paperback will also include a special short story about Gunn and Nathan's first meeting at college!

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    Mass Market Paperback + soundtrack CD

    The mass market paperback will be sent out one month after the limited-edition books, and will have a different cover (this will be the cover we use for all future releases of the novel). The books can be signed, if desired, but won't be numbered like the limited editions. Pledge at this level and also get the MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY movie soundtrack CD, featuring original score and new interpretations of classic Christmas carols by composer Austin Wintory, and original songs by Jake Monaco and Jen Hansen.

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    Ultimate Yuletide Collector's Package

    Get a paperback novel based on the hit Christmas comedy film "Make The Yuletide Gay" from the film's writer/director Rob Williams. This will be a limited edition with a unique cover. There will be only 100 copies made with this exact cover. Writer Rob Williams will sign (and personalize, if desired) each book, and will number them on the inside based on the order in which pledges come in. (Want edition 1/100? Be the first to pledge!)

    The paperback will also include a special short story about Gunn and Nathan's first meeting at college!

    Plus to make this the Ultimate Make The Yuletide Gay package, you'll also get a hard copy of the film's shooting script, a CD of the film's soundtrack, and Make The Yuletide Gay on both DVD and Blu-Ray - and all items will be signed by Rob Williams.

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