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New Black Christmas Movies (2023)

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the joy of watching Black Christmas movies. This year, there are new black Christmas movies in addition to the classic roster of Christmas films.

So grab your popcorn and settle in for some festive fun with these amazing new black Christmas movies!

Why do we look forward to watching new Christmas movies each year?

The tradition of watching new Christmas movies each year is associated with several factors that contribute to the anticipation and excitement surrounding these films:

1. Nostalgia and Tradition: Christmas is a time when many people engage in traditions that bring back fond memories and create a sense of nostalgia. Watching Christmas movies can become a cherished tradition, and the act of doing so each year can evoke feelings of warmth and togetherness.

2. Festive Atmosphere: Christmas movies often feature themes of joy, love, family, and generosity, which align with the festive spirit of the holiday season. These films contribute to creating a festive atmosphere and help people get into the Christmas mood.

3. Escapism: Christmas movies often depict idealized and heartwarming scenarios, offering viewers a form of escapism. Especially during a season that can be stressful or busy, people may look forward to the comfort and positivity that these films provide.

4. Quality Family Time: Christmas is a time when many people gather with family and friends. Watching Christmas movies together can be a shared activity that promotes bonding and provides an opportunity for quality time with loved ones.

5. New Stories and Characters: Each year, filmmakers create new Christmas movies with fresh stories, characters, and settings. People look forward to discovering these new additions to the genre, hoping to find heartwarming tales that resonate with the spirit of the season.

6. Cultural Significance: Christmas movies have become an integral part of the cultural fabric surrounding the holiday season. The release of new films often coincides with the buildup to Christmas, contributing to the overall excitement and anticipation associated with the holiday.

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7. Feel-Good Factor: Christmas movies are often designed to be feel-good films, filled with positive messages and happy endings. This feel-good factor is something people seek out, especially during a time when the emphasis is on spreading joy and goodwill.

In summary, the anticipation for new Christmas movies each year is driven by a combination of tradition, nostalgia, the desire for a festive atmosphere, the need for escapism, the importance of family time, the allure of new stories, and the cultural significance of these films during the holiday season.

New Black Christmas Movies

These movies feature actors like Jasmine Guy, Patti Labelle, Keshia Knight-Pulliam, Serayah, Ne-Yo, Tamar Braxton, Vivica A. Fox, Mishael Morgan, Tami Roman, Tichina Arnold, Robin Givens, Tina Lifford, and more.

New Black Christmas Movies on  Amazon Prime Video

Candy Cane Lane
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell (Actors)
  • Dec. 1: Candy Cane Lane, starring Eddie Murphy, Jillian Bell, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ken Marino and Nick Offerman
Heart for the Holidays
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Erica Peeples, Kyle Lowder (Actors)

New Black Christmas Movies on BET+

  • Nov. 2: Heart for the Holidays, starring Erica Peeples, Kyle Lowder, Starletta DuPois, Chuck Inglish, Lanelle Cooper, Leila Weisberg and Asia Harmony
  • Nov. 2: A Wesley Christmas Wedding, starring Jasmine Guy, Dorian Wilson, Terrence “TC” Carson, Loren Lott, Terayle Hill, Valerie Pettiford, Judi Johnson. Kiki Haynes, Kevin Savage,, Mike Merrill, Aaron Spears, Rolonda Rochelle, Skylar Mitchell and Red Grant
  • Nov. 9: Christmas Angel, starring Tamar Braxton, Romeo Miller, Skyh Black, DaniLeigh, Elise Neal, Daniel O'Reilly and Iris Gasper
  • Nov. 16: Sworn Justice: Taken Before Christmas, starring Vivica A. Fox, Mishael Morgan, Leland B. Martin, Melyssa Ford and Preacher Lawson
  • Nov. 23: So Fly Christmas, executive produced by Tami Roman and starring Tichina Arnold, Tami Roman, Jackée Harry, Tommy Davidson, Robert Christopher Riley, Laurissa Romain and Michael Colyar
  • Nov. 30: A Royal Christmas Surprise, Jennifer Freeman, Thapelo Mokoena, Abena Ayivor, Sello Maake Ka- Bcube, Trisha Mann-Grant, Tony Grant, Andi Anderson and Andrae Bicy
  • Nov. 30: The Christmas Ringer, starring Trenyce, Kelly Price, Tyler Lepley, Chrisette Michelle, Arischa Connor, Q Parker, Akbar V, Tamika Scott and Jarrett Michael Collins
  • Dec. 7: Never Alone for Christmas, starring Macy Gray, Mignon Von and Allen Maldonado
  • Dec. 14: Christmas Rescue, starring Robin Givens (who also wrote and executive produced the movie), Raven Goodwin, Donny Carrington, Catfish Jean, Mario Van Peebles, Cameron Bailey and Samantha Neyland Trumbo
  • Dec. 14: Favorite Son Christmas, directed by Robin Givens and starring Tank, Darrel Walls, Loren Lott, Serayah, Lisa Arrindell, MC Lyte, Jekalyn Carr and Anthony Evans
  • Dec. 21: Whatever It Takes, starring Tami Roman (who is also an executive producer on the film), Kandi Burruss, Brely Evans, AJ Johnson, Rayan Lawrence, Kendrick Cross, Stevie Baggs Jr. and Zuri James
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New Black Christmas Movies on Disney+

  • Nov. 17: Dashing Through the Snow, starring Lil Rel Howery, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Teyonah Parris, Oscar Nuñez, Madison Skye Validum, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Ravi V. Patel, Gina Brillon, Kevin Connolly and Zulay Henao.

New Black Christmas Movies on Hallmark

  • Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. ET: Christmas with a Kiss, starring Mishael Morgan, Ronnie Rowe Jr. and Jaime M. Callica 

New Black Christmas Movies on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

  • Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. ET: Heaven Down Here, inspired by Mickey Guyton's song of the same name and starring Krystal Joy Brown, Tina Lifford, Juan Riedinger, Richard Harmon and Phylicia Rashad 

New Black Christmas Movies on Lifetime

  • Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. ET: Yes, Chef! Christmas, starring Tia Mowry, Buddy Valastro and Luke Humphrey
  • Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. ET: The Holiday Proposal Plan, starring Tatyana Ali, Jesse Kove, Geovanni Gopradi and Whitney Able
  • Dec. 16 at 10 p.m. ET: A Christmas Intern, starring Jackée Harry, Ciarra Carter, Vivica A. Fox, Doug Rogers, Jasmine Avialotis and Michael Paré

New Black Christmas Movies on Netflix

  • Nov. 15: Best. Christmas. Ever!, starring Brandy Norwood, Heather Graham and Jason Biggs

New Black Christmas Movies on OWN

  • Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. ET: A Christmas Serenade, starring Skye Townsend and B.J. Britt
  • Dec. 9 at 9 p.m. ET: Christmas of Yes, starring Michele Weaver and Jeff Pierre
  • Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. ET: The Christmas Detective, starring Javicia Leslie and Brad James
  • Dec. 23 at 9 p.m. ET: Christmas Revisited, starring Tanyell Waivers and Jaime Callica
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Do you have any favorite Black Christmas movies?

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

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