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All the Black Christmas Movies on OWN

These Black Christmas movies on OWN are on my list of Black 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.

What are Black Christmas movies?

These titles feature family-friendly, romantic, and comedic African-American storylines. These Black Christmas movies feature some of my favorite Black actors including Tyler Perry, Queen Latifah, Morris Chestnut, Danny Glover, Angela Basset, and more.

What is OWN?

Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is an American multinational basic cable channel jointly owned by Discovery Inc. and Harpo Studios that launched on January 1, 2011, replacing the Discovery Health Channel.

The network is led by talk show host and namesake Oprah Winfrey and largely features entertainment and lifestyle programming targeting African American audiences, and reruns of talk show programming from the Harpo Studios library (including Oprah’s former eponymous series).

Typically, I see an increase in mid-November of people looking for Black Christmas movies and a surge around Thanksgiving.

Black Christmas Movies on OWN

If you subscribe to OWN and are looking for some great African-American Christmas movies, check out this list. 

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OWN Christmas Movies 2020

OWN added several Christmas movies to its 2020 lineup, just in time for the holiday season.

A Christmas For Mary

a holiday tale of rediscovery and renewal when up-and-coming journalist Lena Jones (Dixon) is tasked with delivering a story by Christmas that will wow her boss, magazine editor Vivian Vaye (Fox), who is dangling a promotion to head writer over Lena’s head. 

Movie stars Vivica A. Fox and Jackée Harry, will premiere on December 8; followed by Cooking Up Christmas, starring Greenleaf’s Lamman Rucker and Meagan Holder on December 15.

First Christmas

Given up for adoption and placed in foster care at a young age, writer Halle Downing (Victor, Alita: Battle Angel) receives the blessing of a lifetime when she is invited to spend Christmas in New Orleans with the biological family she never knew she had – The Moores.

Starring Idara Victor and Tonea Stewart, will premiere on December 22.

Our OWN Christmas

gospel music special hosted by Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin which airs on Tuesday, December 1 at 9 PM ET/PT.

Cooking Up Christmas

an Atlanta-based chef at a fine dining restaurant who gets fired just weeks before Christmas and reluctantly takes a job with pro baseball player Donovan Jackson (Rucker), who is a single dad of three needing a live-in-chef to get him through the holidays with the kids.

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Black Christmas Movies 2019 on OWN

In 2019, as part of the network’s first foray into original TV films, the three star-studded flicks will air over three consecutive Fridays.

Baking Christmas

When the matriarch of the most popular bakery in town announces her plan to retire at the end of the year, her adult children find themselves locked in a Christmas cake competition, with control of the family business hanging in the balance.


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Carol’s Christmas

Carole’s Christmas

An overworked business woman and mother, Carole finds her life turned upside down when she wonders about the path not traveled. She ends up in an alternate life at the cost of the relationships with her family.

One Fine Christmas

Follow intertwined families living on the same block as they celebrate Christmas Eve. A family gets an unexpected visitor, a couple rekindles their spark and a daughter is determined to get her workaholic mother excited about the holidays.

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

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