10 Best Black Movies to Watch With The Family This Holiday
The glazed ham was cut, the eggnog sipped and the first official NBA game of the season is over but everyone’s still up and wants to watch a good family movie to cap off the night. If “Soul Food” was the first film to pop in your head, you’re wrong. Clearly you forgot about the scene where Miles lifts his wife’s cousin up onto the window seal and sexes her down—in other words, not kid friendly.
We were thinking a loveable, clean family movie that you, the grandparents, the kids, the fun cousins, the sketchy cousins and everyone else in the fam’ can watch together. Oh, and not cringe during the sex scenes or be completely bored by the kiddie sing-a-long portions.
From the hilarious Eddie Murphy to the sentimental Loretta Devine, we’ve got a mix of holiday and everyday black family films you all can enjoy this Christmas.
1. The Perfect Holiday
For once, Gabrielle Union doesn’t play a hard-to-get obsessed working woman. This time around she’s a workingwoman, with a rapper ex-husband and mall Santa Claus fighting for her heart, sounds like a win-win to us!
6. A Diva’s Christmas
Ok, it’s not an all, or even majority, black cast but what’s a Christmas movie list without this Vanessa Williams masterpiece. And on the upside you won’t have to Netflix a copy, more than likely, ABC Family will be showing it all day.
8. A Dream for Christmas
The movie is an oldie but goodie set in the 1950s but broadcast on the Christmas Eve of 1973. The plotline involves a preacher who moves to the Watts section of Los Angeles and missions himself to save souls and his church from being demolished. Heart-wrenching.