Today the St. Louis Post Dispatch published, "Joe Holleman's list of the 10 best Christmas movies of all time". I couldn't help but notice not a single Black Christmas movie was listed. I'm not criticizing, Mr. Holleman, he has every right to his personal choices; and many of his choices were pretty good movies.
Since part of this site's mission is historical balance, I thought it might be good idea to list some Black Christmas movies. The last five movies are the actual full length movies, enjoy!
THE PREACHER’S WIFE (1997)
Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all this, his church is coming under threat from property developer Joe Hamilton. In desperation, Rev. Biggs prays to God for help – and help arrives in the form of an angel named Dudley.
LAST HOLIDAY (2006)
Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman (Queen Latifah) decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.
THIS CHRISTMAS (2007)
A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.
THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY (2013)
When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.
BLACK NATIVITY (2013)
A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
THE PERFECT HOLIDAY (2007)
A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.
A MADEA CHRISTMAS (2013)
Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.
Dear Secret Santa (2013)
Beverly Hills banker/workaholic JENNIFER comes home to her small Northern California town just before Christmas when her dad, TED , takes a bad fall while putting up decorations. While home, Jenny begins getting romantic Christmas cards from an unknown admirer, who turns out to be her old neighbor and the unrealized love of her life, JACK. There's just one problem- Jack died in a car accident three years ago.
HOLIDAY HEART (2000)
A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.
THE KID WHO LOVED CHRISTMAS (1990)
A Chicago jazz musician seeking to adopt a young boy after his wife is killed in a car accident has to deal with a large amount of conflict with those who could approve the adoption, along with an offer to play in New Orleans.
A DREAM FOR CHRISTMAS (1973)
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A Southern minister is assigned to a poor church in California where the congregation is drifting away and the church itself is scheduled for demolition.
A DIVA’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (2000)
When an ego-driven superstar (Vanessa L. Williams) loses her holiday spirit, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future visit her.