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The holidays are a time for families to get together and enjoy one another’s company, and what better way to spend time than sitting and enjoying a movie together? As you and yours get ready to gather ’round the fireplace and the TV, here are great movies that are sure to bring holiday cheer.
Whether you prefer Christmas classics like “It’s A Wonderful Life,” cult favorites such as “A Christmas Story” or newer hits like “Elf” or “The Santa Clause,” we bet you didn’t know some of the behind-the-scenes secrets of these holiday films.
“A Christmas Story”
There’s no other holiday movie that receives the amount of airplay that “A Christmas Story” does. TNT plays a 24-hour marathon that starts on Christmas Eve and if you’re a super fan what better way to spend that special time of year than in the same house that Ralphie, Randy and their parents lived? The house is real and has been preserved as a museum that is open year round. Over the holiday season, the museum holds an auction where anyone can bid on the experience to spend two days and two nights living in the house from Christmas Eve to Christmas. As an added bonus on Christmas morning, traditional “A Christmas Story” gifts are opened in the living room including two BB guns.
T.I. is pretty highly regarded around these parts. The thuggish rapper turned family man is pretty appealing. And as we speculated, he is one of few positive representations of black fatherhood on television right now.
And his stock just went up as far as we’re concerned. T.I. and his wife Tiny made history by having themselves and their six children animated for Vh1’s holiday special called, “T.I. and Tiny: Holiday Hustle Special.”
The special follows the family from Atlanta to the North Pole as they try to find a missing Santa Claus. Apparently, an elf Cyrus tells T.I. that the only person “who could save the King of the North Pole was the King of the South.” So the family takes a candy-striped van to solve this dilemma.
I don’t know about you but I think that’s pretty darling. There can never be enough holiday movies. And there’s nothing wrong with incorporating elements of the hood into the holidays.
Anyway, if you have a few minutes, 39 to be more specific, or you just want to see some animated black folks, check out the video below to watch the entire special.
T.I. and Tiny: Holiday Hustle Special
When it comes to black Christmas movies, the list is not that long. But one of the best Christmas movies, featuring brown people, is The Preacher’s Wife. Starring everyone’s favorite singer, Whitney Houston, and favorite actor, Denzel Washington, The Preacher’s Wife was a feel good movie we wanted to see from them. And though many of us were rooting for Denzel and Whitney to at least kiss in the flick, it was still a cute, little holiday movie.