I've selected five holiday movies that'll surely get you and yours in the spirit of the season. These modern day classics either can be purchased or watched either online or with XFINITY On Demand.
1. “This Christmas” – Idris Elba, Chris Brown, Regina King and a few others star as Loretta Devine’s children in this 2007 tale of an estranged family who gathers for a yuletide reunion in Los Angeles.
WATCH: “This Christmas”
2. “Black Nativity”– Jacob Latimore stars as a Baltimore teen who rebels against his religious New York grandparents (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett) during Christmas, and returns home to his friends and single mother (Jennifer Hudson) to learn an important lesson about faith in this contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’s celebrated play.
WATCH: “Black Nativity”
3. “The Best Man Holiday” – Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall star as college friends who reunite after 15 years during the Christmas holidays and find that old romances and rivalries die hard in this long-awaited followup to the film that helped launch their careers.
WATCH: “The Best Man Holiday”
4. “The Preacher’s Wife” – Gregory Hines, Jenifer Lewis and Justin Pierre Edmund star in this tale about an angel (Denzel Washington) who comes into the lives of an embattled minister (Courtney B. Vance) and his neglected wife (Whitney Houston).
WATCH: “The Preacher’s Wife”
5. “Last Holiday”– Queen Latifah stars in this romantic comedy as a shy American saleswoman whose doctor misdiagnoses her. When she believes that death is calling, she decides to go out with a bang and heads to Europe for an extended stay at a swanky resort.
WATCH: “Last Holiday”