Holidays are the best time to snuggle up by the fire with your family, throw in some popcorn and watch some of your favorite films. Here are 13 movies you need to watch with your loved ones during this holiday season:
The Nativity Story
This film showcases the period of time where Mary and Joseph (played by Oscar Isaac) take the journey to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.
2. Latino Christmas Movies: A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas:
Never heard of Bill Melendez? The Mexican-American was an animator, film director, and voice actor...and the only man Charles M. Schulz trusted to turn the popular comic Peanuts into a TV special. Melendez and his studio worked on every single Charlie Brown television special, including the iconic A Charlie Brown Christmas. More fun facts? Melendez also provided the voices of Snoopy and Woodstock! Snuggle in with your family, some hot cocoa, and a bowl of popcorn and watch this heartwarming flick on Christmas Eve.
3. Latino Christmas Movies: Nothing Like the Holidays
Nothing Like the Holidays:
What would happen if your familia was celebrating together for the last time? Probably a lot of food, a lot of shouting, and maybe a tear or two. That’s exactly what happens to one Puerto Rican family in Nothing Like The Holidays. The flick features Latino actors John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodriguez, Elizabeth Peña, Luis Guzmán, Jay Hernandez, and Melonie Diaz.
4. Latino Christmas Movies: Love Actually
This adorable British movie is a must-watch every Christmas season. It’s a comedy and romance that leaves everyone feeling warm and fuzzy inside after watching. Plus, we can’t help but cry from laughter every time we watch Hugh Grant’s infamous dance to “Jump For My Love.” But, if we’re being really honest, the reason we watch it year after year is to see Rodrigo Santoro’s gratuitous shirtless scene...
5. Latino Christmas Movies: The Holiday
This Christmas romance is the perfect mix of humor and sex appeal (It stars Jack Black and Jude Law). Best of all, Cameron Diaz stars as Amanda Woods, a workaholic who decides to escape a failing relationship...and ends up falling in love in a magical, snowy English town! We recommend grabbing a bottle of wine and a few girlfriends and watching this one a cold, snowy day.
6. Latino Christmas Movies: Arthur Christmas
Eva Longoria lent her voice to this animated Christmas flick about Arthur Christmas, the clumsy son of Santa Claus, who goes on a journey to deliver one girl’s missing present. This heart-warming movie is a romp for the entire family.
7. Latino Christmas Movies: Holiday in Handcuffs
Holiday In Handcuffs:
Crime? Comedy? Mario Lopez? Yep, we’re already hooked. This ABC Family movie was the networks highest-rated telecast of all time, and it’s easy to see why: it’s a light-hearted rom-com that everyone will enjoy.
8. Latino Christmas Movies: Christmas Cupid
Sometimes, you just want to watch a movie that’s so bad it’s good. Luckily, Christmas Cupid, starring Christina Milian, Chad Michael Murray, and Ashley Benson, is available on Netflix streaming. The ABC Family movie is a modern spin on Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, and hey, we hate to admit it, but we actually enjoyed it.
9. Latino Christmas Movies: This Christmas
This comedy centers on the Whitfield family during their first holiday together in four years. The all-star cast includes Laz Alonso and Lupe Ontiveros.
10. Latino Christmas Movies: A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas
A Very Harold And Kumar 3D Christmas:
If you’re looking for something funny, raunchy, and irreverent to kick-off the holiday season, Harold and Kumar have got you covered. Danny Trejo appears as Mr. Perez, but the real kicker? Paula Garces, who plays Harold’s wife, shows off her rockin’ body in a teeny tiny Santa Clause inspired lingerie set.
11. Latino Christmas Movies: Dear Secret Santa
Dear Secret Santa:
A Beverly Hills banker, played by Tatyana Ali, travels home to her small California town for Christmas. Suddenly, she begins receiving romantic Christmas cards from her neighbor, Jack. Just one problem: Jack has been dead three years. Catch the new movie on Lifetime this holiday season.
12. Latino Christmas Movies: The Christmas Hope
The Christmas Hope:
This beautiful film tells the story of a social worker, Madeleine Stowe, whose college-aged son was killed in a car accident. When she encounters an adorable child who needs a family, Stowe brings her home for the holidays. Have a box of tissues handy -- you’ll need them to enjoy this sentimental flick.