10 Black Films & Shows To Watch Over The Holidays

It's lit on our TV screens for the holidays!

The holidays are here, and so is the Christmas cheer! If you're looking for some memorable holiday films and TV shows, we've got you covered.  While our screens and streaming services are flooded with an abundance of holiday shows and movies, we've made a list to help you find your new Black holiday favorites and some classics.

'Tis the season! Check it out below!

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  1. Holiday Heist

    Holiday Heist is a Christmas film where a few bad guys deserve to go on Santa's naughty list. A good guy (Tobias Truvillion) gets blackmailed into robbing a large diamond display at a struggling jewelry store. The only problem is that he falls in love with the owner's daughter (Chaley Rose). The romantic dramedy will premiere on BET, December 14.

  2. T'Was The Chaos Before Christmas

    It's a family affair with this Christmas comedy, and there is plenty of holiday hateration and holleration to go around. T'Was The Chaos Before Christmas stars comedic-actors Sherri Shepherd and Affion Crockett as husband and wife, alongside actors Cynthia McWilliams, Malachi Malik, Victoria Rowell and more, battling it out.

    After polar opposite families get double booked for the same vacation home for the holidays, plenty of drama ensues as they both attempt to celebrate Christmas their own way, under the same roof. T'Was The Chaos Before Christmas is airing now on BETHer and BET.

  3. Tyler Perry's 'A Madea Christmas'

    Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas stars everyone's favorite auntie, Madea, herself, to serve us some holiday cheer (and laughs!) A Madea Christmas shows Madea getting swindled into a journey through a small town, where she helps her friend pay her daughter a visit in the country.

    A Madea Christmas is streaming already on BETPlus, and will air again on BET, December 21.

  4. Throwback Holiday

    A blast through Christmas past! Throwback Holiday is a fun, romantic comedy about a woman named Jacqueline (Jennifer Freeman), who is unhappy in her marriage. After an unexpected encounter with her former high school classmate, she wakes up one morning and is the teenage version of herself. She then gets a chance to re-do her high school senior year all over again. Throwback Holiday re-airs on BET December 23.


  5. Hip Hop Holiday

    Love and hip-hop... and Christmas! Hip Hop Holiday is about big time music diva Leesa J (Ta'Rhonda Jones), who finds herself rekindling an old friendship with a former friend (Andra Fuller). As a result, she begins shedding her "new money" ways after she finds herself opening up her heart over the holidays, and falling in love. Hip Hop Holiday is showing now on BET, and you can also stream it here!

  6. Martin - 'Holiday Blues' & 'I Saw Gina Kissing Santa Claus'

    If you're looking for a quick holiday laugh, look no further than this classic '90s sitcom! Just in time for the holidays, Martin is streaming exclusively on the BET+ app, and that includes many of our favorite holiday-themed episodes as well. From Season 1, Ep. 15's - "I Saw Gina Kissing Santa Claus" to Season 2, Ep. 15's "Holiday Blues" (because who could forget Gina and Martin stuck at the bus stop), check out all of your favorite holiday episodes of Martin on BET+!

  7. Christmas Belles

    All is fair in love and war... especially a war over love! In this Christmas rom-com, two 30-something BFF's, played by actresses Raven Goodwin and DomiNque Perry, compete to win over the heart of a pastor (Omar Gooding)! Who will get his heart in the end? We shall see! Christmas Belles is currently streaming on BETHer and BET digital!

  8. Christmas In Compton

    Christmas In Compton is about a man named Big Earl (Keith David), who is the owner of a Christmas tree lot in Compton, and he has a huge heart. Unfortunately, his son, Derrick (Omar Gooding), a part-time employee at his family's business and aspiring music producer, gets into some trouble in an attempt to prove to Earl that he can achieve success all on his own, his own way. What ends up happening is a lot of trouble around the happiest time of the year -- and Derrick needs a miracle to get out of it.

    A Christmas In Compton will air on BET December 23 and 24!

  9. One Crazy Christmas

    One Crazy Christmas most certainly has the right name! In this holiday family drama, a successful divorced attorney named Sabrina (Tammy Townsend) is tasked with juggling her family and other various guests during Christmas dinner. However, Sabrina's daughter, Leslie (Terry Abney), brings home a few unexpected guests, including her new husband and Sabrina's ex-husband.

    One Crazy Christmas re-airs on BET December 24!

  10. For the love of Christmas

    Looking for a holiday movie to tug at your heartstrings? For The Love of Christmas is about a loving husband, Bryson (Trae Ireland), and his wife, Sunday (Jazsmin Lewis), who has unfortunately lost touch with peace, love and the gift of giving. However, when a homeless family appears on their doorstep, everything changes.

    For The Love Of Christmas airs on BETHer on December 14!




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