Top Black Christmas Movies to Watch This Holiday Season Monday 02 December, 2019

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas movie binging time! I will say the inspiration for this post was originally for my own Google search, and I didnt see any 2019 compliations of black holiday movies. Yes I was specifically looking for African American holiday movies, because I just wanted to see what was out this year. It seems over the years tv networks, streaming channels and movies are doing a better job of having more African Americans star in holiday movies.

Lets be honest, even five years ago it wasn’t a lot of black star casted holiday movies. They were far and in-between to see an all melanated cast for a wholesome holiday movie. Well I am happy to say there are plenty to choose from this year, so mark your calenders, get your cozy socks and blanket, snacks, hot cocoa and your tv/smart device and lets watch some holidays movies with melanin!

Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas

GHOSTING: THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS  tells the quirky and heart-warming story of Jess (Aisha Dee), who goes on the greatest first date of her life, but inadvertently “ghosts” Ben when she tragically dies in a car accident on the way home. Stuck on Earth, with no idea how to ascend, Jess will need the help of her best friend Kara (Kimiko Glenn), the only person who can still see and hear her.

Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas Freeform original movie that will premiere on December 4, 2019.

‘Twas The Chaos Before Christmas

Morgan and Jayla Mitchell are an affluent family from New York City, NY. They have a teenage daughter named Raven and in an effort to keep the family together over the Christmas holidays, they decide to rent a luxurious home in Washington, DC, a city where Morgan’s mother can easily join the family to celebrate Christmas. Val and Ed Russell are a working- class family and parents to teenagers Deshawn and Destiny Russell from Asheville, North Carolina. When Val hits the lottery, she chooses to spend her winnings for the family on a luxurious rental in Washington, DC over the Christmas holidays. That way, they can spend time doing free tourist activities and celebrate Christmas with Ed’s sister Shanice, a Howard University student who can’t afford to go home for the holidays. In the perfect storm, Jayla and Val, one unbeknownst to the other, book the same holiday rental on different websites, but over the same period of time. When the families all arrive at the same property, all chaos erupts. The two families cannot be more different. With the holidays in full swing, the families are stuck trying to figure out how to celebrate their Christmas holidays in their respective manners without losing it.

Twas’ The Chaos Before Christmas BET original movie that will premiere on December 7, 2019.

Dear Santa, I Need A Date

DEAR SANTA, I NEED A DATE tells the comedic story of two successful and ambitious siblings Janelle Vaughn (Gomez-Preston) and Jason Vaughn (Ray J). Their parents, Mr. Vaughn (Jay DeVon Johnson) and Mrs. Vaughn (Johnson), are proud of their children’s flourishing careers but are displeased with their dating lives. Every holiday season, the Vaughn’s anxiously prepare for their children to bring home a significant other only to be disappointed. This year, The Vaughn’s apply pressure by expressing their concerns to Jason and Janelle, which sparks a bet between the siblings on who can find a date by Christmas.

*Please stay tuned for an upcoming post from me, as I will be doing a separate post as I got a chance to be on the television set and do some exclusive interviews with the cast!

Dear Santa, I Need A Date TV ONE original movie that will premiere on December 7, 2019.

A Christmas Winter Song

Clio (Ashanti), a Christmas shop owner, forms a special musical bond with Fred (Shaw), a former jazz singer down on his luck. Having just lost her own father, Clio helps Fred reconnect with his own daughter and grandchildren, just in time for the town’s annual Christmas concert. A Christmas Winter Song is produced by MarVista Entertainment. Ashanti also serves as executive producer.

A Christmas Winter Song Lifetime original movie that premieres on December 14, 2019.

The Christmas Hotel

Go getter, Erin Roberts (Tatyana Ali), works at the high end Windsor Hotel in New York City hoping to soon be promoted to manager of the luxury chain’s upcoming hotel in Rome. But things take an unexpected turn when her boss instead puts her in charge of opening up a brand new Windsor Hotel in Erin’s hometown of Garland Grove, a small mountain town that that loves all things Christmas, all year round. Upon returning to Garland Grove Erin learns she has her work cut out for her as the town isn’t pleased with the new chain hotel and it’s up to her to find a way to get everyone on board and please the Windsor investors. To make things more complicated the man spearheading the movement against the new hotel is Connor, Erin’s childhood friend who she had a secret crush on in her youth. When Erin decides to make the new Windsor Hotel a year round “Christmas Hotel” to win over the town’s approval she turns to Connor for his knowledge in all things Christmas and the two work together to make Christmas Hotel a a magical wonderland. Soon Erin’s love for both Garland Grove and Christmas is reignited as her connection with Connor grows to new levels making her question everything she thought she wanted.

The Christmas Hotel Lifetime original movie that premiered on December 21, 2019.

You Light Up My Christmas

Inspired by true events, Emma (Kim Fields) returns to her hometown built around her family’s pioneer Christmas Light Factory two weeks before Christmas. However upon Emma’s return, she discovers the lights have gone dim in the once festive town, prompting her to reconnect with an old flame to set their hearts and the town ablaze with light again.

You Light Up My Christmas Lifetime original movie that premiered on December 1, 2019.

Merry Liddle Christmas 

Marking her first foray into producing for television, Kelly Rowland partners with Kronicle Media for Merry Liddle Christmas. Inspired by her own recent Christmas catastrophe, Kelly Rowland plays Jacquie– a successful, super-together single tech entrepreneur whose messy family descends on her gleaming new dream home for the holidays. Christmas traditions collide and family drama ensues as she struggles to keep her house together in time for a glossy video shoot of “the perfect Christmas.” On top of that, the possibility of romance with a new neighbor has Jacquie questioning all her dating rules, so even though this isn’t the Christmas she envisioned, it might just be the most magical one yet.

Merry Liddle Christmas Lifetime original movie that premiered on November 30, 2019.

A Christmas Duet

Well-loved music duo Averie and Jesse, famous for their duet “Wouldn’t Be Christmas,” haven’t played together since they went their separate ways years ago. Averie gave up music and opened a beautiful lodge in a snowy Vermont town – while Jesse still tours, struggling to find the same kind of success they had as a duo. When fate brings them together over the holidays at Averie’s lodge just in time for the annual Yuletide Festival, can the magic of Christmas help reunite them once again? Starring Chaley RoseRome Flynn and Teryl Rothery.

A Christmas Duet Hallmark original movie that premiered on November 25, 2019.

A Christmas Miracle

Ever-optimistic single mom Emma Sanderson is looking for a Christmas miracle to write about for the lifestyle magazine at which she has landed a temporary job. While following her lead on the story, Emma discovers unexpected romance with a supportive colleague and takes it upon herself to bring about a Christmas miracle for a lonely street musician. Starring: Tamera Mowry-HousleyBrooks Darnell and Barry Bostwick.

A Christmas Miracle Hallmark original movie that premiered on November 14, 2019.

Radio Christmas

When her Philadelphia radio station is closed for repairs during the holidays, DJ Kara Porter (Keshia Knight Pulliam) is forced to broadcast from the small town of Bethlehem. Desperate to increase her numbers and get promoted outside of Radio Christmas – a year-round Christmas station, Kara seeks to uncover the identity of the town’s Secret Santa, an anonymous benefactor that saved all of Bethlehem’s Christmas festivities. Along the way, she discovers the true meaning of family, community, love and of course, Christmas.

Radio Christmas Lifetime original movie that premiered on November 9, 2019.

Holiday Rush

Popular New York radio DJ Rush Williams (Romany Malco) has been spoiling his four children since they lost their mom (La La Anthony). Unfortunately, the kids share their pricey Christmas lists right when he loses his job. To keep Rush on the air, his producer Roxy Richardson (Sonequa Martin-Green) and his Aunt Jo (Darlene Love) plan to help him buy another station — if the Williams family can downsize fast and embrace a simpler life. In this heartwarming film, a loving father reconnects with his children and opens his heart to love when they all learn that true joy comes from not what you have but who you have around you.

Holiday Rush Netflix original movie that is currently streaming on Netflix.

*A Family Reunion Christmas

I have to mention this holiday special, even though it is not a Holiday movie because I love this show on Netflix. I covered Netflix’s Family Reunion, and  I am a fan on the show and happy it is renewed for Season 2 on the platform! In the meantime waiting for Season 2 of Netflix’s Family Reunion, we get a holiday special. It seems on television shows that air on tv, they don’t do as many Christmas specials like back in the day. Its great that Netflix is implementing a holiday special with this show, and bringing some serious 90s tv nostaliga back with some special guest!

Netflix will reunite Tia Mowry and her Sister, Sister co-star Jackée Harry, in an upcoming Family Reunion holiday special.

Netflix released an official trailer for A Family Reunion Christmas with Harry, who played Mowery’s mother on their ’90s hit sitcom, which also starred Tia’s twin sister, Tamera Mowry, who played her long-lost twin on the show.

A Family Reunion Christmas streams on Netflix December 9.


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Wow it is a plethora of holiday movies in 2019. It very inclusive now and glad to see more people of melanated skin tone who are seen in holiday movies. People of all backgrounds should see themselves in film and holiday movies and feel warm and fuzzy inside. I can wait to binge on some holiday movies this year!

Are you going to be watching a lot of holiday movies this year?

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