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Check Out These Holiday Films For The Family To Enjoy This Season

Watching movies with the family during the holidays is one of the oldest traditions. Holiday movies have taken on the mission to bring families together through fantasy adventures, comedies, musicals and even drama. In the past few years, both studios and networks, including BET and OWN, have recognized the significance of holiday movies. They invest millions in producing over 30 holiday films, scheduled to premiere between November and December 25.

This holiday is no different with movies from Hollywood giants such as Eddie Murphy and even the titan known as Oprah Winfrey.

Check out holiday films for the whole family to enjoy this season.

Best. Christmas. Ever.

Netflix: Nov 16

Starring legendary singer Brandy, Best. Christmas. Ever. tells the story of Charlotte and Jackie as old friends with some slight tension. They haven't really connected with each other in years, both having families of their own now. When the two randomly reunite on Christmas, Charlotte begins to realize Jackie's "perfect" life isn't as good as she has always made it seem.

Dashing Through the Snow

Disney+: Nov 17

Ludacris continues to flex his acting chops in this heartfelt family comedy. The rapper plays Eddie Garrick, a loving father, who doesn't really believe in "Christmas magic" after a difficult childhood and hard divorce. His perspective may change when he meets Saint Nick, played by Lil Rel Howery.

A Royal Christmas Surprise

BET+, Nov 30

Black royalty will be showcased in BET+’s latest original Holiday film, A Royal Christmas Surprise. Riley, played by Jennifer Freeman, is from Kentucky, while Mandla (her husband-to-be), played by Thapelo Mokoena, is from a South African royal family. Riley invites Mandla's family over to her parent's home for the holidays, not knowing that it would fuel a season full of feuds.

Candy Cane Lane

Amazon Prime: Dec 1

In Candy Cane Lane, Eddie Murphy returns to the big screen as a man named Chris, a husband and father of three, who wants nothing more than to win the local Christmas decorating contest. It's clear that there's no measure he wouldn't take, even if it means making a deal with a secretly naughty elf.

The Color Purple (2023)

Dec 25: Theaters

Directed by Blitz Bazawule, The Color Purple lives on for the next generation. Starring a handful of Hollywood A-listers, such as Taraji P. Henson, Fantasia, Halle Bailey and Colman Domingo, the musical will have the family stepping out in their Sunday’s best. The premise is a story of the life-long struggles of an African-American woman living in the South during the early 1900s.


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