With Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, there’s no better time to watch these holiday-themed movies with your friends and family. All of these films can be rented and/or purchased on Amazon!
A Diva’s Christmas Carol (2000, Rated PG)
“A Christmas Carol” remake, featuring Vanessa Williams as Ebony Scrooge.
A Dream for Christmas (1973, Not Rated)
A minister and his family must band together in the wake of a church scheduled for demolition. Can only be purchased on VHS at Amazon.com.
Are We There Yet? (2005, Rated G)
Bachelor Nick is smitten with businesswoman Suzanne, but when he agrees to bring her kids (who don’t like him very much) from Oregon to Vancouver, he realizes he might be in over his head. Starring Ice Cube and Nia Long!
Black Nativity (2013, Rated PG)
Based on the play by Langston Hughes, this is a retelling of the Nativity story with stars Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, and Mary J. Blige, just to name a few!
Call Me Claus (2001, Not Rated)
Facing retirement, Santa Claus recruits Whoopi Goldberg as his replacement!
Last Holiday (2006, Rated PG-13)
After finding out she only has a few weeks to live, a woman takes the European vacation of a lifetime during the holiday season. Queen Latifah stars!
Ms. Scrooge (1997, Rated G)
Cicely Tyson stars as Ebenita Scrooge in this retelling of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Can only be purchased on VHS at Amazon.com.
The Best Man Holiday (2013, Rated R)
College friends reunite for the holidays in this sequel to the 1999 classic.
The Perfect Holiday (2007, Rated PG)
In this family movie, a little girl asks a department store Santa to grant her mother’s wish for Christmas. Featuring Gabrielle Union and Morris Chestnut.
The Preacher’s Wife (1996, Rated PG)
Facing tough times, a preacher prays to God for help, and Dudley the Angel arrives! Starring Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston and Courtney B. Vance.
This Christmas (2007, Rated PG-13)
The Whitfields get together for the holidays and drama ensues, testing the strength of the family.
Trading Places (1983, Rated R)
In this comedy, the lives of street hustler Billy Ray Valentine and businessman Louis Winthorpe III are reversed in a bet, and ridiculous drama follows as they try to get some revenge. Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd co-star!
Be sure to also check your local listings for airings of these films!
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Thank you, and happy holidays!