A gift from DIVA to you, if staying on the sofa is your Christmas wish 🎁

BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA TWITTER

Some people barely even stay in the house during the festive season. They’re out ice skating, kissing under the mistletoe after a few mulled wines or dancing to All I Want For Christmas Is You with work-mates they usually ignore. Netflix is probably the last thing on their mind. 

Quite frankly though, there are also those of us who would rather avoid everyone and cosy up on the sofa with endless cups of tea, binging a Netflix show with as many series as possible. And that’s totally fine, too! 

As queer folk, being around family at Christmas can also be tough, so shutting off and watching something cheesy and unrealistic is the perfect way to escape it all and just be kind to yourself for a while. 

Here are some TV shows you can enjoy over Christmas if that’s right up your street. We fully recommend committing to at least one season per day, one tin of chocolates per day and as much Baileys as your heart desires. 

Atypical

Atypical is a coming-of-age show, focussing on the life of Sam Gardner who is on the autism spectrum. It’s on its third season now and we think it’s pretty great. 

Sam’s sister Casey is played by Brigette Lundy-Paine, and make sure you binge all the way to season two where her story-line gets a whole lot more sapphic. 

Grace and Frankie

Grace and Frankie stars Jone Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two unlikely friends who are brought together when their husbands announce that they are in love with each other and plan to get married. 

It’s heart-warming and hilarious, so it’s perfect for Christmas. Plus. they’ve just wrapped the final season so now’s your chance to get into it! 

Glow

Glow revolves around the story of the 1980s women’s professional wrestling circuit, the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling, founded by David McLane. 

This one may only have three seasons to binge, but prepare to be obsessed with women’s wrestling afterwards. You’ll be buying a leotard and a headband after just two episodes, trust us. 

Glee

When Glee came to Netflix this summer, any plans to be productive flew out of the window. If you haven’t binged it once already this year, now’s your chance. 

If there’s ever a good time for singing, dancing and shipping Brittana, it’s definitely Christmas. 

Tales Of The City

Tales Of The City is a series based on the novel series by Armistead Maupin. It sees Laura Linney, Paul Gross, Olympia Dukakis, and Barbara Garrick reprise their roles from a previous series based on the books. 

It’s queer and funny with story-lines that explore the wide range of people within the LGBTQI community today. And it stars Ellen Page. What more could you want? 

The L Word

Here’s a bonus one if you miraculously got through all of those. Let’s face it, this needs no introduction.

Okay, it’s not on Netflix, but you can easily find a box set somewhere online. Or dig out your old one that you used to binge. 

It’s essential that you’re all caught up in time for Generation Q when it hits Sky Atlantic early in 2020! 

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