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Our 10 All-Time Best African American Christmas Movies

It is that time of the year again! Families all around the world will settle in for the holidays and get in the mood for Christmas with glorious festive food, presents, decorations, and of course, Christmas movies! What better way to celebrate the festive season and celebrate your heritage? We have a list of African American Christmas movies for the whole family this holiday!

The African American culture takes pride in its quality of movies and diversity of talented actors. The cinematic progress of black cinema is no doubt a new game changer. Movies which African American lead actors that took the industry by storm this year, like Black Panther, encouraged and focused on proud black men and women.

Christmas films are no doubt the best way to get ready for the festive holiday, as well as to spend quality bonding time with loved ones. Christmas movies that focus on African American culture, and the Black community, in particular, are not only entertaining and cinematic, but also offer more insight and in-depth knowledge into the culture. Grab your favorite list of movies and settle down on the couch with your fruit cake and eggnog for a Christmas you won’t forget. If you don’t have a list, don’t panic! We have a top 10 African American Christmas movies list just for you.

African American Christmas Movies List

  1. The Last Holiday (2006)

The Last Holiday is by far one of the most popular and funny African American comedy movies. Queen Latifah stars as a sweet store assistant named Georgia who thinks she is dying. She cashes all of her money in to take a grand vacation before she kicks the bucket. She then meets a guy of her dreams (played by LL Cool J) and true comedic romance pursues.

  1. The Perfect Holiday (2007)

Morris Chestnut and Gabrielle Union star in this romantic comedy which is deemed one of the most popular classic African American Christmas movies, along with Charlie Murphy and Katt Williams. The movie is about a woman, Nancy (Gabrielle Union), a divorced mother of three who feels especially lonely during the holidays. Not liking her sadness, Nancy’s youngest daughter, Emily (Khail Bryant), devises a plan to make her mom happy again by getting Benjamin, who is also a struggling songwriter, to say exactly the right words to make her fall in love.

  1. Marry Us For Christmas (2013)

This is a movie that sits center stage for African American lifetime Christmas movies. The romance is about Marci (Melinda Williams) being so tied up with work that she can’t plan her wedding. Her husband to be is running out of money and she may have to work with someone she thought was out of her life forever. Watch her face the hectic work-related obstacles as their wedding day approaches.

  1. A Christmas Blessing (2013)

This brilliant movie is directed by Russ Parr. It focuses on the story of a woman who is facing the daunting reality of raising four children alone when she meets a man who is fighting for custody of his two sons. Sharon Leal and Omari Hardwick head an all-star cast in this twisted, psychological drama that will leave you in suspense.

  1. Miss Me This Christmas (2017)

There is a list of special African movies on YouTube that you can watch straight from Hallmark. Miss me this Christmas is one of these Christmas movies that will be sure to have you in the mood for romance and warmth. The story revolves around Regina, a woman who has recently separated from her husband, who stays in the same hotel where she got married to her husband. She starts a whirlwind romance with Ulysses as she tries to rationalize that her marriage may be over.

  1. Jingle All The Way (1996)

This is a must watch comedy, whether for you or for your kids this festive season. The movie centers on Sinbad, who is, of course, an African American comedic legend. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a father who wants to get his son the year’s hottest Christmas gift, Turbo Man, but it has been sold out since Thanksgiving. He finds himself in a battle with a crazed postman named Myron (Sinbad), who is out to claim the last Turbo Man for his own kid.

  1. Nothing Like The Holidays (2008)

This is a Christmas movie for the whole family and is guaranteed to get everyone in a bonding mood. A Puerto Rican family living in the Humboldt Park section of west Chicago gets together for the holidays. But, when they learn that one of their own is facing a crisis, they forget their resentments and work together as a family to help out.

  1. A Diva’s Christmas Carol (2000)

A remake of A Christmas Carol from Hallmark. Vanessa Williams plays Ebony Scrooge, a pop superstar with a bad attitude and no Christmas spirit, while Kathy Griffin plays the Ghost of Christmas Past and John Taylor plays the Ghost of Christmas Present.

  1. Best Man Holiday (2013)

This story follows four couples that reunite for the first time in more than 10 years at the request of one of their friends and the journey that they undertake.

  1. Almost Christmas (2016)

A comedy movie starring the famous comedienne Mo’Nique who stars as the foul-mouthed Aunt May, the sister of the late family matriarch. Surviving patriarch Walter (Danny Glover) hopes that his four children can get along for five days over the holidays, the first without their mother, but things don’t go as it was planned.

African American Christmas Movies On Netflix

Although the list of our top 10 Christmas movies with African American actors is indeed worth the watch, there are many movies online for you to choose from for free. Here is a list of African American Christmas movies on Netflix for your viewing pleasure. Netflix is an online monthly subscription streaming app.

  • The Holiday Calendar

This movie is about a talented photographer stuck in a dead-end job who inherits an antique Advent calendar that may be predicting the future.

  • Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas

A one-hour musical special features outstanding performances of holiday songs by the famous pop diva. Also includes Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Kelsey, Billy Gardell, Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, and Fina Strazza.

  • Angels in the Snow

A bickering couple (Kristy Swanson, Chris Potter) learn a valuable lesson when a disastrous blizzard forces them to spend Christmas with a loving family.

  • Bad Santa

Willie and Marcus are criminals who disguise themselves as Santa Claus and an elf and find work at major department stores with plans of robbing them.

  • Christmas With A View

A restaurant manager of a ski resort finds her world suddenly changed when she meets a new chef with his own hidden past.

Whether you are renting or watching movies online, there is a variety of movies to choose from this holiday season. Stay home and enjoy the comfort of your TV while you veg out on Christmas goodies and watch movies at your leisure.

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