The Preacher’s Wife

Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington and Courtney B. Vance play memorable roles in an updated version of The Bishop’s Wife. Dudley (Washington) is an angel who has come to save a struggling church and the marriage of its minister (Vance) and his wife (Houston).

The holiday season is in full swing, and television and movie theaters are currently filling up with jolly films to get us into the spirit.

However, it’s very rare to see holiday-themed movies starring black actors.

Here are a choice few holiday films with black characters in leading roles that spread Christmas cheer.