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20 Great Black Christmas Movies

These Black Christmas movies are on my favorite list of Christmas movies because they are great to watch during the holidays or Christmas Break. These titles feature family-friendly, romantic, and comedic African-American storylines.These Black Christmas movies are on my favorite list of Christmas movies because they are great to watch during the holidays or Christmas Break. 

These Black Christmas movies feature some of my favorite Black actors including Tyler Perry, Queen Latifah, Morris Chestnut, Danny Glover, Angela Basset, and more.

 BLACK CHRISTMAS MOVIES

Last Holiday
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton (Actors)
  • Wayne Wang (Director) - J. B. Priestley (Writer) - Laurence Mark (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Last Holiday

After she is diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.

The Perfect Holiday
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Faizon Love (Actors)
  • Lance Rivera (Director) - Queen Latifah (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Perfect Holiday

Laughter, love and a just a hint of magic make a fun-filled comedy romance. All she wants for Christmas is to meet a nice man. So when her little girl shares Mommy’s wish with smitten shopping mall Santa.

This Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Loretta Devine (Actors)
  • Preston Whitmore (Director) - Preston Whitmore (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

This Christmas

This year Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they’ve brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are hung, secrets are revealed and family bonds are tested. As their lives converge, they join together and help each other discover the true meaning of family.

Black Nativity
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson (Actors)
  • Kasi Lemmons (Director) - Joy Goodwin (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Black Nativity

Based on the Langston Hughes play, this beloved seasonal story to be adapted by Kasi Lemmons is set in present day Harlem.

Almost Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kimberly Elise, Danny Glover, John Michael Higgins (Actors)
  • David E. Talbert (Director) - David E. Talbert (Writer) - Will Packer (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Almost Christmas

A new comedy from David E. Talbert that tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along.

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The Kid Who Loved Christmas

A Chicago social worker (Cicely Tyson) helps a jazz saxophonist (Michael Warren) adopt a son (Trent J. Cameron) after losing a wife.

Fat Albert's Holiday Collection
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bill Cosby, Jan Crawford, Gerald Edwards (Actors)
  • Motoyoshi Qdq (Director) - Easter (Writer) - Lou Scheimer, Norm Prescott (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Fat Albert’s Christmas Special

In another part of Philly, the Cosby Kids are rehearsing for a Christmas pageant at their junkyard clubhouse, which Tyrone, the mean old junkyard owner, is fixin’ to tear down. That’s when Marshall & his parents show up. With their car broken down, Marshall’s mom is about to have a baby and his dad, without health insurance, inspires the gang to invite them in the clubhouse for shelter. Tyrone agrees to let them stay until the baby is born, in exchange for Fat Albert working for him as a sidewalk Santa. “Ho-ho-ho’s” in Fat Albert fashion ensue. After the old hobo, Mudfoot, gives Tyrone a lecture about how he’s been grumpy at the world ever since his wife died, the junkyard owner has a change of heart and promises to keep the gang’s clubhouse in tact.

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A Diva's Christmas Carol
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Vanessa Williams, Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, John Taylor (Actors)
  • Richard Schenkman (Director) - Richard Schenkman (Writer) - Claudio Castravelli (Producer)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

A Diva’s Christmas Carol

A new twist on an old classic, this VH1 production may not look like the Dickens favorite, but it’s true to its spirit. “Ebony Scrooge” is a miserly Diana Ross-type singer. She was once part of 1980s trio Desire, but one of the members was killed in a car crash and Ebony abandoned the others for a solo career. While in New York for a “charity” concert–designed to benefit her more than anyone else–Ebony is visited by four spirits. First comes Marli, followed by the Ghosts of Christmas Past (Suddenly Susan’s Kathy Griffin), Present (Duran Duran’s John Taylor), and Future. The last is a tragically humorous episode of Behind the Music, featuring cameos by Nile Rodgers and Brian McKnight. It’s enough to make a diva change her wicked ways–some of them, at any rate.

The Best Man Holiday
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa (Actors)
  • Malcolm D Lee (Director) - Malcolm D Lee (Writer) - Malcolm D Lee (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Best Man Holiday

A reunion between college friends reignites rivalries and romances in this heartwarming comedy. Share the laughter, love, and surprises as the whole cast returns in the long-awaited sequel.

The Preacher's Wife
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance (Actors)
  • Penny Marshall (Director) - Natt Mauldin (Writer) - Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. (Producer)
  • (Playback Language)

The Preacher’s Wife

Remake of the Cary Grant classic where an angel comes to earth a few days before Christmas to help a disillusioned reverend regain control of his life.

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Friday After Next
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon (Actors)
  • Marcus Raboy (Director) - Ice Cube (Writer) - Ice Cube (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Friday After Next

It’s Christmastime in the ‘hood, and those crazy cousins, Craig and Day-Day, have finally left the security of their parents’ homes and moved into their own apartment.

A Dream for Christmas [VHS]
  • Hari Rhodes, Beah Richards, Lynn Hamilton (Actors)
  • Ralph Senensky (Director)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

A Dream for Christmas

An ambitious married woman gets more than she bargained for when her wish to be single again is granted. She awakens to discover she’s got everything she’s ever wanted, except her husband. She resolves to find him a second time.

Jingle All The Way
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman (Actors)
  • Brian Levant (Director) - Randy Kornfield (Writer) - Chris Columbus (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Jingle All the Way

It’s right before Christmas and high-powered businessman Howard Langston is fighting a shopping war in order to buy his son the hottest action figure of the season — Turbo Man.

Holiday Heart
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Alfre Woodard, Ving Rhames, Jessika Quynn Reynolds (Actors)
  • Robert Townsend (Director) - Brad Epstein (Producer)
  • (Playback Language)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Holiday Heart

Ving Rhames is a drag queen that comes face to face with his toughest act ever. Fatherhood.

Nothing Like the Holidays
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodriguez, Debra Messing (Actors)
  • Alfredo DeVilla (Director) - Alison Swan (Writer) - Robert Teitel (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Nothing Like the Holidays

The far-flung members of the Rodriguez family converge at their parents’ home to face what may be their last Christmas together in this heart-warming holiday comedy.

The Wiz
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell (Actors)
  • Sidney Lumet (Director) - L. Frank Baum (Writer) - Rob Cohen (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Wiz

When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy tries to save her dog from a storm, she’s miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East upon her arrival, Dorothy is told about the Wiz, a wizard who can help her get back to Manhattan. As Dorothy goes in search of the Wiz, she’s joined by the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion.

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tyler Perry, Kathy Najimy, Tika Sumpter (Actors)
  • Tyler Perry (Director) - Tyler Perry (Writer) - Tyler Perry (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas

Madea serves up her own brand of Christmas Spirit when she gets coaxed into joining a friend and her family in the country for the holidays.

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Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas - The Play [DVD]
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley, Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis (Actors)
  • Tyler Perry (Director) - Tyler Perry (Producer)
  • English, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • English (Publication Language)

A Madea Christmas (The Play)

It will take Madea to save this special Cape Cod Christmas and make it into a foot-stomping good time. Filled with great music, and enough laughs to fill your holiday season with joy.

The Perfect Gift
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Christina Fougnie, Jefferson Moore, Matt Wallace (Actors)
  • Jefferson Moore (Director) - Jefferson Moore (Writer) - Kelly Worthington (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Perfect Gift

Hard times and holiday tensions teach a father what Christmas is all about in this family-friendly drama starring Ruben Studdard.

Trading Places
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kristin Holby, Alfred Drake, Bo Diddley (Actors)
  • John Landis (Director) - John Landis (Writer) - Aaron Russo (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Trading Places

The fun begins when the rich and greedy Duke Brothers wager a bet over whether born loser Valentine could become as successful as the priggish Winthorpe if circumstances were reversed.

Bad Santa
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly (Actors)
  • Terry Zwigoff (Director) - Glenn Ficarra (Writer) - John Cameron (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Bad Santa

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

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Bad Santa 2
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

Bad Santa 2

Sad-sack Santa Willie Soke isn’t known for doing the right thing. Now, with help from his mom, he’s about to take his act to a whole new level of bad. 

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Angels In the Snow
  • Kristy Swanson, Chris Potter, Colin Lawrence (Actors)
  • George Erschbamer (Director)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Angels in the Snow

A bickering couple (Kristy Swanson, Chris Potter) learn a valuable lesson when a blizzard forces them to spend Christmas with a loving family. Starring African-American actor Colin Lawrence.

If you’re looking for more Christmas movies featuring Black actors, you’ll want to check these out, too:

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