Must-Watch Holiday Movies Featuring A Diverse Cast
It’s finally that time of the year – staying in and binge watching holiday movies for hours on end! While a vast majority of these movies showcase white protagonists, we decided to compile a list of our favorite holiday films with a more diverse cast. So grab a cup of cocoa, a bowl of popcorn, some fluffy pillows and blankets and get ready for some feel good festive vibes!
The Princess Switch (2018)
Netflix’s newest holiday film stars Vanessa Hudgens Sam Palladio, and Nick Sagar.
The plot line: One week before Christmas, a duchess switches places with an ordinary woman from Chicago, who looks exactly like her, and they each fall in love with each other’s beaus.
Christmas Everlasting (2018)
This Hallmark Channel original movie stars Tatyana Ali along with Patti LaBelle and Dennis Haysbert.
The plot line: “Christmas is fast approaching, however, when Lucy’s (Ali) older sister unexpectedly passes away, Lucy dreads returning to Nilson’s Bay to handle her sister’s estate. Little does she know, she might also find love this holiday season”.
The Holiday Calendar (2018)
Netflix is on the ball this holiday season, with another holiday film starring Kat Graham.
The plot line: A photographer inherits an antique Advent calendar that seems to predict her future — including a budding romance.
The Perfect Holiday (2007)
Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, and even Queen Latifah make an appearance in this holiday comedy.
The plot line: A divorced mother of three feels especially lonely during the holidays. Sensing her sadness, her youngest daughter, Emily has a plan to make her mom happy again – she asks the department-store Santa Claus to pay her mother a compliment. Santa, who is also a struggling songwriter, knows exactly the right words to say.
A Diva’s Christmas Carol (2000)
Here’s an old throwback of a remake of Dicken’s classic, “A Christmas Carol”, featuring Vanessa L. Williams.
The plot line: “When an ego-driven superstar loses her holiday spirit, the ghosts of Christmas past present and future visit her.”