While there are classic films that we like to all watch during the holidays, these Christmas movies are on my favorite list of Christmas movies because they feature family-friendly, romantic, and comedic Black storylines. Whether the main character is looking for love for the holidays or the villain who has grown to hate the Christmas season, these Black feel-good-inside Holiday movies feature some of our favorite Black actors including Michael Jackson, Nia Long, Tamala Jones, Queen Latifah, Morris Chestnut, Tia Mowry, Diana Ross, and even Smokey Robinson.
Grab some popcorn and egg nog and watch BLAC‘s ultimate family-friendly holiday film list.
Amber Dupont bites off more than she can chew when she takes charge of her church’s annual Christmas pageant and inadvertently promises to deliver a special performance by Motown legend Smokey Robinson. | Stream on Lifetime
When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy tries to save her dog from a storm, she’s miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East upon her arrival, Dorothy is told about the Wiz, a wizard who can help her get back to Manhattan.
A remake of the Cary Grant classic where an angel comes to earth a few days before Christmas to help a disillusioned reverend regain control of his life.
A Wesley Christmas on BET+
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.
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.
The First Noelle on BET+
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.
You Can’t Fight Christmas on TV One
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 on BET+
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 on TV One
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 on BET+
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.
The Christmas Clapback on BET+
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.
1A Chestnut Family Christmas on OWN
Talented baker Nina works as a live-in chef for a wealthy family. When the family goes away for Christmas, she accidentally commits to hosting her ambitious brothers. Desperate to impress her siblings, Nina enlists her friend Malcolm to keep up her ruse.
Chandler Christmas Get Away on UpTV
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 UpTV
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
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
Every Day is Christmas on Lifetime
Inspired by the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol,” shrewd money manager Alexis Taylor (Toni Braxton) gets the holiday visit of a lifetime. A self-proclaimed workaholic who “humbugs” love, Alexis ends up embracing the spirit of Christmas when her past, present, and future collide, forcing her to risk the one thing money can’t buy: her heart. | Stream on Lifetime
The Perfect Holiday
Laughter, love, and 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.
Baking Spirits Bright
Mira Varma (Rekha Sharma) takes pride in her family’s business of making fruitcakes, despite the decline in its popularity of once being America’s most-gifted holiday confection. When Mira’s parents decide to hire Brady Phillips (Dion Johnstone) and his high-powered marketing company to boost sales for the holidays, Mira must fight to hold onto the heart of the company she loves so much.
The Best Man: The Final Chapters on Peacock
Peacock’s highly anticipated series, THE BEST MAN: THE FINAL CHAPTERS, premiers December 22, 2022. The iconic franchise directed by Award Winning Director, Malcolm D. Lee, returns to catch up with Harper (Taye Diggs), Robyn (Sanaa Lathan), Jordan (Nia Long), Lance (Morris Chestnut), Quentin (Terrence Howard), Shelby (Melissa De Sousa), Candace (Regina Hall), and Murch (Harold Perrineau) as relationships evolve and past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance.
Writing Around the Christmas Tree on Lifetime
Mikaela (Krystal Joy Brown) a successful romance novelist who has had bad luck in love, visits a quaint bed and breakfast for a Christmas writer’s retreat near a snowy lake town each year. Upon arriving, she meets dashing writer, Levi (Curtis Hamilton) who soon convinces Mikaela that she shouldn’t be writing about love, if she doesn’t allow herself to get out and actually experience it.