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Top 25 Black Christmas Movies to Watch This Holiday Season

As you join your relatives and friends to celebrate Christmas, you should at least have a list of amazing movies to watch when all the funfair is finished and everybody settles down to relax and have a chat.

If you love black movies with your favorite black protagonists, there is a long list of enjoyable black Christmas movies to watch. Here are the top 25 black Christmas movies to watch this holiday season.

What Are Black Christmas Movies?

Black Christmas movies are films centered around the Christmas holidays and featuring African-American characters. These movies include everything from family, romance, and comedy. They are great to watch during Christmas, especially in the company of your friends and family members.

25 Black Christmas Movies

From uplifting romantic holiday films to laugh-out-loud comedies, these black Christmas movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hallmark will make your holiday unforgettable.

  • Black Christmas Movies on Netflix

1. Holiday Rush

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This movie tells the story of a widowed radio DJ and his children as they turn in their comfortable life and adopt a new way of life that includes celebrating their holidays with less funfair. It is a 2019 Christmas romantic comedy-drama film directed by Leslie Small and written by Sean Dwyer and Greg Cope White.

2. Jingle Jangle, a Christmas Journey

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This black Christmas movie tells the story of a toymaker who is betrayed by his trusted trainee. But he finds renewed hope after meeting his granddaughter for the first time during the holidays. It is a 2020 American Christmas musical fantasy film written and directed by David E. Talbert.

3. The Holiday Calendar

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The Holiday Calendar follows the story of a photographer who gets stuck in a dead-end job. But she eventually finds love after inheriting an introduction calendar that foretells her future and directs her toward love during the holiday season. It is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Bradley Walsh from a screenplay by Amyn Kaderali.

4. The App That Stole Christmas


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This movie tells the story of a developer who creates a shopping app that becomes an instant success during the holidays. The app is so successful that he is left wondering whether his creation is ruining the Christmas spirit. It is a Netflix film that was released in 2020 starring Ray J (as Felix Rhome), Elise Neal (as Carly) and Jalyn Hall (as Ben Rhome).

5. Operation Christmas Drop


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In this Christmas movie, a political assistant is instructed to shut down a tropical base that offers flying Christmas gifts to people in need on the eve of Christmas. It is a 2020 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Martin Wood from a screenplay by Gregg Rossen and Brian Sawyer.

6. A Family Reunion Christmas

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This film follows the story of a group of sisters as they try to save their singing career before a church Christmas parade and a grandpa who shares his wisdom with the kids. It is an American sitcom created by Meg DeLoatch that was released in 2019 via the streaming network Netflix.

7. Snowbound for Christmas


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This movie tells the story of the surprising chemistry between an executive and her boss during the holidays. It was directed by Marco Deufemia and written by Shannon Stacey and Paula Tiberius.

  • Black Christmas Movies on Amazon Prime

8. This Christmas

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This movie revolves around a unique family called the Whitfields as it comes together to celebrate the holidays. Different members of the family come with a lot of baggage, but as they come together to celebrate, they are reminded of the true meaning of family. It is a 2007 American Christmas comedy film produced by Rainforest Films and distributed by Screen Gems.

9. Almost Christmas

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Before a group of family members gets together for the holidays, a beloved father asks one thing of his family this Christmas—to get along. This is a 2016 American Christmas comedy-drama film written and directed by David E. Talbert.

10. The Best Man Holiday

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This is a Christmas comedy that revolves around a reunion between college friends that sparks enmity and romance in equal measure. It is a 2013 American comedy-drama film written, co-produced and directed by Malcolm D. Lee.

11. The Preacher’s Wife

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This film is a remake of the Cary Grant classic and it features Denzel Washington as an angel who comes to earth to help a preacher during the holidays. It is a popular 1996 American comedy-drama film directed by Penny Marshall.

12. Friday After Next

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Friday After Next is a great film that tells the story of two crazy cousins Craig and Day-Day as they leave their parent’s house to start a new life in their own apartment. It is a 2002 American stoner comedy film directed by Marcus Raboy.

13. A Madea Christmas

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This film follows Madea as she brings her own brand of comedy to the holidays. She sets out on a journey to the country for Christmas with her friend. It is a 2013 American Christmas comedy film directed, written, produced by and starring Tyler Perry.

14. The Perfect Holiday

Perfect Holiday

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When a lassie asks a department store Santa to grant her mother’s wish of a picture-perfect holiday, he works to fulfill that wish. It is a 2007 comedy film directed by Lance Rivera.

15. Black Nativity

Black Nativity

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This movie is an updated version of the famous Langston Hughes plays. It is a 2013 American musical drama film directed by Kasi Lemmons and set in Harlem.

16. ‘Twas The Chaos Before Christmas

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This movie tells the story of two families that book the same vacation home for Christmas. Since they have to share the holiday home, they must try to celebrate the holidays together. It is a 2019 American comedy directed by Terri J. Vaughn.

17. The Christmas Hotel

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This film follows a hotel manager as she fights against her childhood crush when she’s tasked with bringing a chain hotel to her Christmas-loving hometown. It is a popular American film directed by Marla Sokoloff.

18. Merry Liddle Christmas

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It revolves around a single female tech entrepreneur who invites her family to her new home for the holidays and must put up with the drama that they bring with them. She also has to prepare to shoot a video of her home. This 2019 American movie was directed by Bosede Williams.

  • Black Christmas Movies on Hallmark

19. A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado


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This movie follows the story of Erin as she plans for the town’s Christmas celebration. However, she has to convince a firefighter to give her the spruce tree growing on his property. This 2020 American film was directed by Jason Bourque.

20. A Christmas Duet

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While organizing a Christmas fiesta and attempting to win the Top Winter Lodge Award, a hotelier reawakens her love for music when her ex-music partner arrives for the holidays. This is a 2019 British film directed by Catherine Cyran.

21. The Christmas Doctor

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The Christmas Doctor is a story of a traveling doctor who is sent to a small town clinic for the holidays. She suddenly feels right at home when she meets a new friend. Released in 2020, this American film was directed by Kevin Fair.

22. A Christmas Miracle

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This is the story of a magazine reporter who falls in love with a colleague while pursuing a lead for a story. She also works tirelessly to create a Christmas miracle for an isolated musician. It is a 2019 British movie directed by Tibor Takács.

23. A Gingerbread Romance

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This is the story of an architect who spends Christmas with a baker and his daughter, arousing a desire to have a place she can call her own. It is a 2018 American television film directed by Richard Gabai.

24. Christmas Everlasting

Christmas Everlasting

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This is the story of a lawyer who discovers that her sister has died, and she must achieve the terms of her unconventional will during the holidays. It is a 2018 American film directed by Ron Oliver.

25. Christmas in Evergreen Bells Are Ringing

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This is the story of Hannah, who starts to question her relationship and her future as she launches the new Evergreen museum. It is a 2020 American film directed by Linda-Lisa Hayter.

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