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30+ 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.

We watch Christmas movies because they're like a warm cup of cocoa for the soul. There's something about the twinkling lights, festive jingles, and cheesy yet heartwarming storylines that just scream holiday spirit.

It's a chance to escape into a cozy, snow-covered world where everything feels magical and full of joy.

Whether it's the nostalgia of childhood memories, the hope and goodwill embedded in the plots, or just the simple pleasure of getting into the festive groove, Christmas movies have this uncanny ability to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

It's like a yearly tradition of wrapping yourself in a Christmas-themed blanket and indulging in a big dose of feel-good vibes.

Black Christmas movies, like movies from any cultural background, can encompass a wide range of themes. While each film is unique, some common themes found in Black Christmas movies may include:

1. Family and Unity: Many Black Christmas movies emphasize the importance of family and unity during the holiday season.

The stories often revolve around the joy of coming together with loved ones, celebrating traditions, and creating lasting memories.

2. Cultural Traditions: These movies may explore and celebrate specific cultural traditions and practices unique to the Black community during the holiday season.

This can include rituals, music, and festive customs that are culturally significant.

3. Love and Relationships: Romantic themes are often present, focusing on love and relationships during the holiday season.

These stories may explore the dynamics of couples, families, or friendships, highlighting the importance of connection.

4. Community and Generosity: Generosity and community spirit are prevalent themes, reflecting the spirit of giving during Christmas.

Characters may engage in acts of kindness, charity, and community involvement, reinforcing the idea of helping others during the holidays.

5. Celebrating Diversity: Some Black Christmas movies may address the diversity within the Black community itself.

These films may showcase characters from various backgrounds, traditions, and perspectives, highlighting the richness of diversity within the broader cultural context.

6. Overcoming Challenges: Like many holiday films, Black Christmas movies may include themes of overcoming challenges.

Whether it's personal struggles, family conflicts, or other obstacles, the narratives often focus on resilience and finding joy despite difficulties.

7. Cultural Pride: Some films may emphasize cultural pride and identity, showcasing the beauty and richness of Black culture during the holiday season.

This can include music, art, and other elements that celebrate the unique aspects of the community.

It's important to note that Black Christmas movies, like any genre, can vary widely in style and content.

Themes may also intersect with broader themes found in holiday movies, such as the importance of love, kindness, and the spirit of the season.

2023 Black Christmas Movies on BET Plus

BET Plus is a streaming service owned and operated by BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS. BET Plus offers a variety of content, including movies, TV shows, and specials, primarily targeting a Black audience.

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The platform features a mix of original programming, classic BET shows, movies, and exclusive content.

BET Plus provides subscribers with access to a diverse range of content that reflects the experiences and culture of the Black community.

This includes dramas, comedies, reality shows, and more. It's an extension of the BET brand, which has been a significant player in Black entertainment for many years.

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A Wesley Christmas Wedding (November 2)

When the Wesleys reunite for Todd and Ryan's Christmas wedding, they have to endure momzillas, jealous exes and other family surprises before the couple can say “I do.”

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Heart for the Holidays (November 2)

When a career-driven woman travels to the small town of Cheverly for a heart transplant, she's inexplicably drawn to the community and a young girl who shares a connection.

London Mitchell’s Christmas (November 5)

London Mitchell, known as a Scrooge, has lived an unscrupulous lifestyle. Suddenly, London faces the diagnosis of prostate cancer, forcing him to rethink his outlook on life during the Christmas holiday.

‘T’was the Chaos Before Christmas

‘T’was the Chaos Before Christmas’ (November 19)

Morgan and Jayla Mitchell, a wealthy family, plan to spend Christmas with Morgan's mother at a luxury home in Washington, DC. Meanwhile, Val and Ed Russell, a working-class family who won the lottery, chose DC as a vacation destination.

‘Holiday Heist’ (November 26)

‘Holiday Heist' is a different kind of Christmas film. When a guy is freed from jail, he immediately begins planning his next major theft. While scooping out his probable target, he meets a particular woman who challenges him to reconsider his values and perhaps even change his life.

For the Love of Christmas

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.

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Never Alone for Christmas

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Christmas Rescue

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2022 Black Christmas Movies on BET Plus

A Wesley Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dorien Wilson, Terrence "T.C." Carson, Loren Lott (Actors)

A Wesley Christmas (BET+ Original Movie)

The Patricia Cuffie Jones-directed movie follows three siblings, Chris, Todd, and Cydney Wesley, as they travel to their childhood home for Christmas with the entire Wesley family. 

The First Noelle
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Novi Brown, Lala Milan, Rico Ball (Actors)

The First Noelle (BET+ Original Movie)

After twenty years of friendship, Terrance and Noelle finally decide to date each other but ultimately break up when Terrance moves to London for work. Now that Terrance is back in Atlanta for Christmas with his new girl, also named Noelle, our lead is determined to get him back and say goodbye to being friend-zoned forever.

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You Can't Fight Christmas

Edmund is all business and dislikes the Christmas season until a cheerful decorator helps him fall in love with the holiday, and her.

Christmas Party Crashers
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Skye Townsend, Jamie M. Callica, Cocoa Brown (Actors)

Christmas Party Crashers (BET+ Original Movie)

When two grifters meet after crashing the same millionaire’s Christmas party, they agree to work together to achieve each other’s “mission,” not knowing that they would find something more than money or fame – true love.

Miss Me This Christmas

Regina and Franklin decide to divorce at Thanksgiving. As Christmas approaches, Regina stays in the same hotel where they got married. She starts a whirlwind romance with Ulysses as she tries to rationalize that her marriage may be over.

The Sound of Christmas (BET+ Original Movie)

​A down-on-her-luck music teacher leads a wealthy widower away from his gold-digging girlfriend and back to love and music during the Christmas holidays.

 

Holiday Hideaway

Holiday Hideaway (BET+ Original Movie)

Carly is the queen of holiday celebrations, but her mistletoe misstep sends her running to a Holiday Hideaway that teaches her the importance of family, forgiveness and fighting for love.

The Christmas Clapback

The Christmas Clapback (BET+ Original Movie)

​Every year the three Miles sisters, Jasmine, Kira, and Tisha, battle each other for a chance to win the neighborhood Christmas Church Cook-Off competition. But when Aaliyah, the vivacious Social Media Influencer, enters the competition, the sisters must choose to rise together, or fall divided.

A Baby for Christmas

A Baby for Christmas

Marci throws herself into preparing for Christmas and building her new event-planning business. But when the business gets off to a rocky start and members of her family face their own hardships, Marci steps up to help everyone have a good holiday.

Chandler Christmas Getaway

Chandler Christmas Getaway

The Chandlers pack up and head to a cabin for maximum holiday fun. With old feuds, new feuds, and a heap of holiday stress, the Chandler family must pull together to make this the best Christmas ever.

Marry Me for Christmas

To appease her family during the holidays, a single woman (Malinda Williams) pretends to be engaged to her employee (Brad James).

Marry Us For Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Malinda Williams, Karon Riley, Victoria Rowell (Actors)

Marry Us for Christmas

A bride-to-be has no time to plan her holiday wedding thanks to work deadlines and her former (fake) fiancé. Things get even more complicated when her mother starts dating a much younger man and hints at a marriage of her own.

Merry Christmas, Baby
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Malinda Williams, Karon Riley, Victoria Rowell (Actors)

Merry Christmas, Baby

Marci throws herself into preparing for Christmas and building her new event-planning business. But when the business gets off to a rocky start and members of her family face their own hardships, Marci steps up to help everyone have a good holiday.

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.

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.

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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.

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 to save it. The owner's daughter gets the group En Vouge to reunite and do a Christmas performance at the place that gave them their start.

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.

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 a 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”

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. The cast includes Asia’h Epperson, Brave Williams, Candiace Dillard Bassett, Kay-Megan Washington, Lorenzo “Renny” Cromwell, Terayle Hill, and Phylicia Morgan.

“Holiday Heartbreak”

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”

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

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.

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tyler Perry, Kathy Najimy, 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.

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