These Black Holiday Films are sure to make your spirit bright!
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Christmas movies with Black leads
Holiday movies for African American families
Though the weather outside is frightful, staying in can be delightful with these Black Holiday films! Whether you’re watching with friends, family, or that special someone, the following festive movies from Hallmark, Lifetime, OWN, BET+, and Netflix are sure to get you into the holiday spirit this Christmas season.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We celebrate Christmas time by decorating Christmas trees, caroling Christmas songs, meeting Santa Claus, his reindeer, and elves, building gingerbread houses, putting up Christmas lights and decorations, and more. Create a new Christmas tradition of watching Black Holiday films with your loved ones. Don’t be a Grinch; have a merry Christmas and happy holidays.
The Black Holiday Films in this article are as current as the publication date.
Black Holiday Films
An aspiring DJ wakes up in an alternate universe and has until Christmas Eve to get her life back.
Starring: Gabourey Sidibe
A family tradition, a friendly competition…what could go wrong?
Starring: Nadine Ellis
A New Orleans Noel
When Grace and Anthony are hired to work together on the home of Loretta Brown, the two find themselves stuck working together at Christmas.
Starring: Keshia Knight Pulliam
Her old flame has a new girl. This Holiday, true love is worth fighting for.
Starring: Novi Brown
As a single mom and her teenage son with autism come to a crossroads during Christmas, she must learn to let go so he can flourish as she finds her heart healing unexpectedly.
Starring: Holly Robinson Peete
Noelle, a star San Francisco financial dealmaker, returns to her quaint Michigan town to pack up and sell her inherited childhood home and attend the annual Christmas Charity Gala established by her late Christmas-obsessed mother.
Starring: Christina Milian
Concert violinist Beth tutors the daughter of reclusive Country music star Sean to prepare her for the holiday concert.
Starring: Heather Hemmens
Ever-optimistic single mom Emma Sanderson is looking for a Christmas miracle to write about for the lifestyle magazine she has landed a temporary job.
Starring: Tamera Mowry-Housley
Bakery owner Molly meets Josh, a widower who recently moved to town with his young son, but she is also charmed by a mysterious client whom she’s never met in person, and she doesn’t realize that they’re the same man.
Starring: Alvina August
When fate brings them together over the holidays at Averie’s lodge just in time for the annual Yuletide Festival, can the magic of Christmas help reunite them once again?
Starring: Chaley Rose
When Amber spends the holidays with her Aunt Dora and helps plan a fundraising Christmas Concert, it brings Amber closer to her aunt and new love into her life.
Starring: Holly Robinson Peete
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Erin is planning the town’s Christmas celebration and must win over firefighter Kevin to obtain the beautiful spruce tree from his property for the festival.
Starring: Rochelle Aytes
After opening a 100-year-old time capsule and meeting a charming chef, Lou questions if she should move to New York after Christmas and further her writing career.
Starring: Jordin Sparks
After her grandmother, Mama Belle, turns away her usual gift delivery, expecting “presence over presents,” jet-setting executive Jazmin heads to Harlem for a quick visit.
Starring: Olivia Washington
As Michelle’s wedding approaches, Hannah steps up to help finish the launch of the new Evergreen Museum while questioning her relationship and future with Elliot.
Starring: Holly Robinson Peete
Harmony is tricked into auditioning for the Holiday Chorus – directed by an ex-boyfriend. By Christmas Eve, they could be harmonizing in the key of love.
Starring: Ashleigh Murray
Once a promising singer-songwriter, Abby now finds herself writing uninspired jingles for commercials. As she heads home for the holidays, she’s enlisted by the local high school music teacher to help save the school arts program.
Starring: Mýa Marie Harrison
Perpetually single Sawyer makes a fake wedding registry, hoping a shopping spree with a scan gun will be the ultimate retail therapy.
Starring: Amanda Payton
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A rising fashion photographer who is not thrilled about the holidays gets a special surprise when attending a professional retreat at her editor’s urging.
Starring: Tatyana Ali
A special someone from a designer’s past works to get her to return home for the holidays.
Starring: Mary Antonini
A swiftly expanding family experiences a zany holiday season.
Starring: Kelly Rowland
A well-meaning do-gooder gets help from a few secret elves after accidentally making a promise she can’t keep without some holiday magic.
Starring: Tia Mowry
Marketing whiz Alma Beltran and Christmas tree whisperer Charlie Freemont cross paths when Charlie finds the perfect tree for the Maine Governor’s Holiday Celebration – right in Alma’s backyard.
Starring: Tattiawna Jones
A young woman fights to maintain the soul of her family baking business when the firm turns to a marketing guru to compete in a post-fruitcake world.
Starring: Rekha Sharma
A woman reunites with her childhood dance partner when she spends her holiday restoring beloved traditions to her family’s resort.
Starring: Monique Coleman
An entrepreneur forces his materialistic daughter to see how lucky she is by making her volunteer with the less fortunate.
Starring: Bill Bellamy
A pair of sisters trying to host Christmas without coming to blows shortly after burying their beloved father.
Starring: Bailey Bass
The Franklin family comes together to try and save their small toy store and reconnect with the meaning of Christmas along the way.
Starring: Khadeen Ellis
Two sisters with different ideas of celebrating band together when they encounter a childhood enemy.
Starring: Lisa Michelle Cornelius
A surly executive gets a splash of the Christmas spirit with the help of a charismatic pup.
Starring: Rhyon Nicole Brown
Peter asks his best friend to pose as his boyfriend on a Christmas visit home, but their plan — and feelings — change when his family plays matchmaker.
Starring: Philemon Chambers
A mother’s Christmas wish — and the grand prize that comes with it — sets off fierce competition between her sons.
Starring: Rachel Oniga
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The films from this list will surely bring you cheer during this Christmas holiday. Did your favorite Black Holiday Films make it onto the list? Let us know if we missed any at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.
Written by: Jaylyn Nurredin
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