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10 Black Christmas Movies for Kids

These Black Christmas movies for kids 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 African-American storylines.

What are Black Christmas movies?

These titles feature African-American storylines. These Black Christmas movies feature some of my favorite Black actors including Forest Whittaker, Vanessa Williams, Phylicia Rashad, Diana Ross, and more.

What are Black Christmas movies for kids?

Movies especially selected for kids include a G- or PG-rated unless indicated.

JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY

Decades after his trusted apprentice betrayed him, a once-joyful toymaker finds new hope when his kind and curious granddaughter comes into his life. | Stream on Netflix

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 Christmas Special
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bill Cosby, Jan Crawford (Actors)
  • Hal Sutherland (Director) - Bill Danch (Writer) - Lou Scheimer (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.

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.

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Elf
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Leon Redbone, Will Ferrell, James Caan (Actors)
  • Jon Favreau (Director) - David Berenbaum (Writer) - Jon Berg (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Elf 

One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa’s bag of toys Raised as an elf. Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world–in New York City. Staring Faizon Love as the store manager.

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

Workaholic Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wants to make things up to his son, Jamie (Jake Lloyd), and wife, Liz (Rita Wilson). He promises to get Jamie the hottest toy of the season, Turbo-Man — even though it’s Christmas Eve and the toy is practically sold out.

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

Langston (Jacob Latimore), a Baltimore teen raised by a single mother (Jennifer Hudson), travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with estranged relatives, the Rev. Cornell Cobbs (Forest Whitaker) and his wife, Aretha (Angela Bassett).

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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 Carol

When an ego-driven superstar (Vanessa L. Williams) loses her holiday spirit, the ghosts of Christmas past (Kathy Griffin), present and future visit her.

Santa Hunters
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Benjamin Flores Jr., Breanna Yde, Mace Coronel (Actors)
  • Savage Steve Holland (Director) - Jamie Nash (Writer) - Russell Hicks (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Santa Hunters

A boy receives the best Christmas present from his Uncle: Santa’s very own pipe. But when he tried to share his evidence with the world, he was met with pranks from non-believers. So he sets out to prove Santa is real.

Snowglobe
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • --- (Director)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Snowglobe

A woman (Christina Milian) who longs to have a perfect Christmas is given a magical snow globe that transports her to a land where every day is Christmas.

Unaccompanied Minors
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Lewis Black, Wilmer Valderrama, Tyler James Williams (Actors)
  • Paul Feig (Director) - Jacob Meszaros (Writer) - Lauren Shuler Donner (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Unaccompanied Minors

When a Christmas Eve blizzard shuts down the airport, five stranded youths take the opportunity to run wild and have some fun. Racing with golf carts and sliding down baggage chutes, the kids create holiday pandemonium for an uptight airport official (Lewis Black) and his gullible assistant (Wilmer Valderrama).

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