Old Caribbean Christmas Film Classics that families can watch together on TV (or in your garden cinema under the heat lamp) to get you in the Festive Holiday Spirit…
1. Almost Christmas (2016)
Cast: Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union, Mo’Nique, Kimberly Elise, Romany Malco, J.B. Smoove, Nicole Ari Parker, Omar Epps
This star-studded A-list cast plays the dysfunctional Meyer family, who reunites for a dramatic Christmas one year after their matriarch’s death.
2. Black Nativity (2013)
Cast: Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, and Tyrse Gibson.
Baltimore teen, Langston, the son of a single mother, spends the Christmas holidays in New York City with his estranged relatives. The relatives live by strict rules which Langston cannot handle so he sets out on a journey to return back home and in the process finds himself.
3. This Christmas (2007)
Cast: Lauren London, Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Loretta Devine, Regina King, Columbus Short, Mekhi Phifer, Sharon Leal
The Whitfield family matriarch reunites her large family for Christmas for the first time in four years. But a number of uncovered secrets threaten to dampen the holiday spirit.
4. Friday After Next (2002)
Cast: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, Katt Williams
In the third instalment of the cult classic Friday After Next series, “Ghetto Santa Claus” steals everything from two friends including their rent money. In order to not get evicted, they get jobs as mall security guards and the audience gets a good story.
5. A Diva’s Christmas Carol (2000)
Cast: Vanessa Williams, Kathy Griffin, Chilli
In this movie, an egotistic superstar is the Scrooge of the holidays. But to restore her Christmas spirit, the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future pay her a visit.