There is always so much love and cheer in the air during the holiday season. Here are my top favorite holiday movies that I rewatch every single year gathered around my family with a cup of hot cocoa.
“This Christmas” is a comedy about a large family reuniting for the holidays for the first time in four years. Almost everyone has a hidden secret that eventually comes to light and causes some family drama. With an all star celebrity cast, it’s hard not to like this movie especially when there’s amazing musical performances, soul train dancing, and fighting involved. If you haven’t watched the movie yet, you can now stream it on both Netflix and Hulu.
Cast: Chris Brown, Regina King, Lauren London, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Loretta Devine, Sharon Leal, Laz Alonso, Keith Robinson, Jessica Stroup, Mekhi Phifer, and more
Trailer Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V0q_lhEa8Q
The Perfect Holiday
“The Perfect Holiday” is a romantic comedy about a daughter asking a department store Santa Clause to bring her divorced mother a good man. Of course, the romance between the two blossoms but they have to deal with different situations that threaten to tear them apart. You can watch it on Amazon Prime.
Cast: Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Charlie Murphy, Katt Williams, Faizon Love, Jill Marie Jones, Rachel True, Sandra Denton, and more
Trailer Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuGi0E2dQYU
Best Man Holiday
“Best Man Holiday” serves as a sequel to the 1999 film, “Best Man.” It is a comedy about college friends reuniting for the holidays after 15 years of not seeing each other. Typically, I am not a huge fan of sequels as they pale in comparison to the first movie but this one exceeded my expectations. It’s an emotional rollercoaster where you will be laughing one minute and then crying the next. It can be found on Amazon Prime.
Cast: Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Monica Calhoun, Melissa de Sousa, Anthony Hamilton, Harold Perrineau, and more
Trailer Video: https://youtu.be/k6iNiJivOOQ
Friday After Next
“Friday After Next” is the third installment of Ice Cube’s “Friday” movie series. This one is about Craig and Day Day’s apartment being robbed by a thief dressed as Santa Clause. One of the items stolen is their rent money so throughout the film, they both take jobs as mall security guards and search for the thief in order to avoid eviction. Aside from the first film, this has to be my second favorite “Friday” movie because of all of the comedic moments and no matter how many times I watch it, it never gets old. You can find it on Amazon Prime.
Cast: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, Katt Williams, Terry Crews, Don Curry, Anna Maria Horsford, Rickey Smiley, Clifton Powell, K.D. Aubert, and more
Trailer Video: https://youtu.be/H3g5QQynaJk
“Unaccompanied Minors” has to be the most underrated movie on this list. It’s about a group of minors having fun in an airport after all of their flights are cancelled due to a blizzard. The whole time, they are being chased by airport security and plan massive escape plans. Watching this comedy film always gives me nostalgic feels during the holidays and I imagine being a kid again. You can watch this film on Amazon Prime.
Cast: Tyler James Williams, Dyllan Christopher, Gia Mantegna, Quinn Shephard, Wilmer Valderrama, Brett Kelly, Lewis Black, Paget Brewster, Tony Hale, and more
Trailer Video: https://youtu.be/w3PkuZf6OrA
Let us know if you enjoy these movies this season or comment your favorite ones down below!