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7 Best Black Christmas Movies on BET Plus

These Black Christmas movies on BET Plus 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.

2021 Black Christmas Movies on BET Plus

These movies are featured on BET Plus during the holiday season, featuring a predominantly Black or African-American lead or cast.

November 4

BET+ Original Movie – Rich Christmas 

‘Valerie Rich’ (played by Tyler Abron), a spoiled and ungrateful wealthy socialite, learns a valuable lesson one Christmas after her mega real estate businessman father, ‘Marshall Rich’ (Bill Bellamy in a quintessential role) decides to close the first property that started his business — a homeless family shelter.

For the Love of Christmas

For The Love of Christmas follows Bryson, a devoted husband with a strong desire to have children, and Sunday, a once loving wife, who at some point has lost touch with peace, love and the gift of giving. But when a homeless family appears on their doorstep, bearing nothing but the true meaning of love, Sunday’s heart is reacquainted with the vows that once held their marriage together.

November 11

BET+ Original Movie  – Soul Santa

When an unlucky businessman gambles away the mob’s money, he is forced to go on the run and hide out as a shopping mall Santa Claus.

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What She Wants for Christmas

Ten year-old Abigail (Brianna Dufrene) has written to the North Pole and asked for something very special this year – something she’s kept secret from her mother.

An En Vogue Christmas

The Opera House is closing, and in order to save it. The owners daughter gets the group En Vouge to reunite and do a Christmas performance at the place that gave them their start.

November 18

BET+ Original Movie – The Jenkins Family Christmas

After burying their father earlier in the year, Baneatta and Beverly attempt to carry on his Christmas traditions without strangling each other – but when an unknown half-sister arrives at the family festivities, more than just Christmas presents are opened.

You Can’t Fight Christmas

After stepping in to revitalize his family’s hotel, a money-minded businessman clashes with the hotel’s cheery, Christmas-loving decorator.

November 25

BET+ Original Movie – Christmas De Ja Vu

A woman with a downtrodden life who hates Christmas longs for the life she could have had as a singer. She meets an angel who grants her wish.

A Holiday Change

A Holiday Change is a story about forgiving, changing and most of all sharing the true meaning of love that the holiday season brings.

2020 Black Christmas Movies on BET Plus

 

“The Christmas Lottery” (Available 12/17 on BET+)

Reginald VelJohnson stars in this BET original drama about a father who requested his three estranged daughters Diedre, Nicole, and Tammy to come home for Christmas for a big announcement…he has won a $10-million-dollar lottery! To get their share, the sisters must repair their broken relationship.

But when their dementia-stricken mother, Diane, forgets where she hid the ticket, the Davenport’s are now in a race to find the ticket and fix their family all before Christmas. Cast includes Asia’h Epperson, Brave Williams, Candiace Dillard Bassett, Kay-Megan Washington,Lorenzo “Renny” Cromwell, Terayle Hill, and Phylicia Morgan.

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“Holiday Heartbreak” (Available 12/20 on BET+)

Karma hits hard at Christmas when a loving father, played by comedian Michael Colyar, discovers that his womanizing past is coming back to haunt his daughter, played by Maryam Basir, after a curse destroys her love life.

Rounding out the cast of this romantic comedy are LisaRaye McCoy, AJ Johnson, DeWayne “Kountry Wayne” Colley, Tiffany Black, B Simone, Kenneth Wayne and Lonnie Bee.

“A Christmas Surprise” (Available 12/10 on BET+)

A self-made businesswoman gets a Christmas surprise when her daughter returns from college with big news – she’s engaged! Now the holiday is thrown into chaos as she deals with her less-than-impressive and soon-to-be son-in law, his overbearing mother, and an impending wedding.

Wendy Raquel Robinson, Keesha Sharp, Will Blagrove, Katelynn Bennett and Mustapha Slack star in this BET original holiday comedy.

The Business of Christmas (Available 12/3 on BET+)

In an effort to save the family’s store and home, the Franklin children come back home to help their parents save the family store and family home. While doing so, they re-discover the core values of love, family and the holiday spirit.

Throwback Holiday
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jennifer Freeman, Robert Ri'chard, Rhyon Nicole Brown (Actors)

Throwback Holiday

Jacqueline is living an unfulfilled life in a doomed marriage. After a chance encounter with a former classmate, she rethinks her life’s choices and wishes she could go back to high school for a do-over.

Like a Christmas miracle, Jacqueline awakens to find herself as a high school senior again with the ability to change everything.

For the Love of Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jazsmin Lewis (Actor)

For the Love of Christmas

For The Love of Christmas follows Bryson, a devoted husband with a strong desire to have children, and Sunday, a once loving wife, who at some point has lost touch with peace, love and the gift of giving.

Tyler Perry's a Madea Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tyler Perry, Anna Maria Horsford, Tika Sumpter (Actors)

A Madea Christmas

A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family secrets.

Twas The Chaos Before Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Sherri Shepherd, Affion Crockett (Actors)

‘Twas The Chaos Before Christmas

When polar opposite families book the same vacation home for the Christmas holiday, chaos and confusion ensue as they both attempt to celebrate the holiday in their own way under the same roof.

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

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