A Familiar Christmas. Kenya’s first Christmas Movie and Other Movies To Watch This Holiday.

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By Selija Achaya

The Christmas holiday mood starts at the beginning of the month of December . Malls put up lovely decorations and Christmas trees, families start planning for they begin getting gifts for each other. The Christmas holidays are the longest and the happiest you need something to keep you occupied during the festivities .

And Christmas films are familiar they remind you of the good times spent growing up with friends and family, making you feel all warm and fuzzy and also lifting your spirit this coming festive season.

So while you prepare for another holiday filled with love and joy, check out our list of the best Christmas movies of all time to make your nights merry and bright.

A familiar Christmas

Showmax has released the trailer for A Familiar Christmas, Kenya’s first-ever Christmas feature, to premiere on 15 December 2022.

A Familiar Christmas follows the Moran family as they reunite to spend a Christmas holiday together for the first time in three years. Their plans for a loving holiday are disrupted when secrets and a meddling mother wreak havoc in the household.

The series has an amazing and excellent cast from Pascal Tokodi who has premiered in other Kenyan films like Selina and Disconnect. It also features Elani band musician Maureen Kunga.


Spirited is definitely the Christmas movie with the famous cast from the protagonist Ryan Reynolds who acts as the misery human whose supposed to be the one changing and will Ferrell playing the spectral rep of Christmas. And the movie is also a musical.

Falling for Christmas

After losing her memory in a skiing accident, a spoiled heiress lands in the cozy care of a down-on-his-luck widower and his daughter at Christmas time. Lindsay Lohan is starring in this movie and is playing the spoilt Heiress. The movie is interesting and it brings about the Christmas mode of fantasy and happiness.

Something from Tiffanys

It’s a typical Christmas movie of the year with a relatable and familiar plot. Where a man’s engagement ring for his girlfriend got switched with another guy’s gift and now his girlfriend has the ring so he needs to get it back from her but maybe he should just fall in love with her instead”       

A Christmas Story Christmas


Featuring Ralphie the adult returning to Cleveland Street in order to give his children a magical Christmas like the one he had as a child, reconnecting with childhood friends, and reconciling with the death of his old man in

this tale.

Sweet Navidad

Sweet Navidad centers on Carmen, a sweet pastry chef with aspirations of starting her own bakery with Puerto Rican influences.

Carmen is given the opportunity to apply for a position as a pastry chef for his hotel’s holiday gala after Victor Flores, the owner, learns of her abilities.

Mickey saves Christmas

An animated Christmas movie is all we need to watch. Disney took a challenge and made its own stop-motion holiday film  Mickey Saves Christmas. It follows the tried-and-true formula of someone screwing up Christmas (way to go, Pluto), and a race against time to make sure everyone gets their presents.

Santa Camp

Every summer, a horde of professional Santas, Mrs. Clauses, and elves descend on a campsite in the New Hampshire woods to learn the tricks of their trade. But this year is different.

The dog days Christmas

Annie Blake helps three stray dogs get adopted during Christmas while visiting her family before returning to her career working for a global non-profit.

After running into Dylan Hawkes, her old high school debate partner, she teams up with him to rescue an animal rescue.

In the end, Annie discovers that finding love and making a difference can be accomplished right at home.


Looking for a festive way to get into the holiday spirit? Consider binge-watching some of the best Christmas movies out there. These films are not only entertaining, but they also help to evoke the feelings of warmth and joy. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!

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