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7 Black Santa Clause Movies

Explore the magic of the holiday season as we reimagine Santa Claus in a fresh and diverse light. In this journey, we celebrate Black Santa Clause Movies. It's part of our series of Black Christmas Movies

Black Santa Clause Movies

Black Santa Claus movies often explore themes of diversity, inclusivity, and breaking traditional stereotypes associated with the iconic holiday figure.

These films frequently highlight the importance of representation, cultural richness, and the power of unity in embracing different perspectives on the beloved character of Santa Claus.

Additionally, you may encounter themes of family, community, and the universal spirit of giving, all wrapped in a festive and uplifting cinematic experience.

Here are our favorites:

Call Me Claus
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: NR

Call Me Claus

Lucy Cullins (Goldberg) is a cranky, volatile producer at a home shopping network in charge of hiring the station's on-air Santa Claus.

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Nigel Hawthorne is the real Santa Claus, who, finding himself at the end of his 200-year contract, must convince Lucy that she is the perfect candidate to fill his shoes. A funny, moving and enlightening look at the true spirit of the Christmas season.

This Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Loretta Devine (Actors)

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.

Christmas in Compton

Trouble erupts on Big Earl’s Christmas tree lot one week before the big holiday. His son, Derrick, an aspiring music producer, along with a group of colorful characters, add to the drama.

The Perfect Holiday
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Queen Latifah (Actors)

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.

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

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.

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas - The Play [DVD]
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley, Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis (Actors)

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.

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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.

  • Martin Lawrence, ‘Martin' 
  • Whoopi Goldberg, ‘Call Me Claus'
  • Mekhi Phifer, ‘This Christmas'
  • Tyler Perry, ‘A Madea Christmas'
  • John Witherspoon, ‘Friday After Next' 
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, ‘Girlfriends' 
  • Morris Chestnut, ‘The Perfect Holiday
  • Keith David, ‘Christmas in Compton

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


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