10 Holiday Films Starring Latinx Actors You Need to Watch

Watching Christmas movies during the holiday season is always fun and a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season

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Watching Christmas movies during the holiday season is always fun and a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season.It’s even more special when Latinx actors and culture are a part of the story because we feel seen and celebrated. Though there is still a long way to go when it comes to representation. we’re continuing to see more Latinxs in holiday films and we are here for it. We get to see Mario Lopez finding love again in Feliz NaviDAD and Freddie Prinze Jr. making pozole and falling in love in Christmas with You. Plan your ultimate holiday binge-watching schedule with these 10 holiday movies featuring Latinx talent.


Feliz NaviDAD on Lifetime

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Surprises, love, and laughter is what you’ll get in the holiday movie Feliz NaviDAD. The 2020 film stars Mario Lopez, AnnaLynne McCord, and Paulina Chavez and tells the story about a single father who finds romance with a musician after being set up by his own daughter and sister. In true Lifetime holiday movie fashion there’s humor and heart and of course we love to Mario shine in this film.


Christmas With You on Netflix

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Christmas With You features three Latinx leads including millennial Latino icon and heartthrob Freddie Prinze Jr. playing a single dad and music teacher named Miguel. Aimee Garcia plays pop star Angelina who is seeking her next big hit  and Deja Monique Cruz as his daughter, Cristina who is a huge Angelina fan. Through coincidence and social media magic they end up meeting and music-making and even a little romance follow. We loved seeing the family celebrating the holidays with traditional foods and we even get a quinceañera celebration!


Let It Snow on Netflix

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Starring Peruvian-American actress Isabela Merced (Father of the Bride), Let It Snow is a romcom that will get you into the holiday spirit. While Merced and a group of high school students face the daily struggles of being teenagers, they all end up at a waffle house on Christmas Eve and celebrate Christmas together when a snow storm hits. This feel-good film is almost like the Love Actually equivalent for Gen Z but it’s a film the whole family can enjoy.


An Ice Wine Christmas from Lifetime on Prime Video

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 A little vino for the holidays is a must for many people as they enjoy the festivities. An Ice Wine Christmas stars Puerto Rican actress Roselyn Sánchez plays sommelier Camila who travels to New York to participate in a Christmas wine festival in her hometown. Upon arrival, she finds out that her former mentor is set to retire so she steps up and it turns out the new guy in town she met is the wine specialist, Declan (Lyriq Bent) she’s now working with.  Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy the beauty of Christmas.


Sugar Plum Twist from Hallmark on Prime Video/ Roku Channel

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If you love The Nutcracker and romance then you’ll love Sugar Plum Twist. Starring Cuban American actress Laura Rosguer as Viviana and Jamie Gray Hyder as Natalia as two ballerinas who team up to recreate the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy but with a Latin twist. The film highlights the love of a large Puerto Rican family and their cultural traditions for the season.


The Holiday on Prime Video

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The Holiday became an instant Christmas classic when it was released in 2006 starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz who is of Cuban descent on her dad’s side. It follows Amanda (Diaz) and Iris (Winslet) as they swap houses in Los Angeles and England, respectively. Though both are unlucky in love at the start, we see them find romance while discovering their love for their new environment and the freedom of being in a new space. There is a reason this remains a beloved holiday season staple!


Nothing Like the Holidays on Amazon Prime

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If you’re looking for a fun and hilarious Christmas movie, Nothing Like The Holidays is the one to watch.  The story revolves around a large Puerto Rican family living in Chicago who are faced with the fact that this could be their very last holiday together. With secrets and mayhem throughout the film, they never shy away from the fact that family always comes first. The ensemble cast includes John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodriguez, Alfred Molina, Jay Hernandez, and Luis Guzmán.


Enchanted Christmas on The Hallmark Channel

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Alexa and Carlos PenaVega star in Enchanted Christmas, a story about a young woman who loves dance but had to give it up and ends up becoming a project manager. During one of her assignments, she finds out that her former lover is the star of a local benefit in her hometown. Throughout the film, she deals with resurfacing feelings while still try to keep it professional. Our favorite part of the movie? The dancing obviously but the romance is sweet too.


Feliz Christmas, Merry Navidad on Amazon Prime

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This is the story of a mother’s love, specifically a mother mourning her murdered husband who decides to go back home to Mexico with her son. Feliz Christmas, Merry Navidad is a film about cross-culturalism, friendship, and family. Tere López-Tarín, Carlos Soriano, and Angelina Cruz star in this Spanish-language film directed by Luis Palomo.


Christmas Cupid on Hulu

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Christmas Cupid is a ABC Family Original Movie starring Afro-Latina Christina Milian, Ashley Benson and Chad Michael Murray. This supernatural holiday movie follows ambitious publicist Sloane Spencer (Milian) as she catches glimpses of her past, present, and future life and soon realizes that work should be the least of her priorities. It’s a modern-day twist on the classic Christmas carol.

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