Jingle Jangle: Where have you been all my life?

I know I’m late to the Jingle parade but I grew up with a mother obsessed with Christmas but we didn’t start until the day after thanksgiving. This year I did my best to keep at least one tradition alive. Watch holidays’ movies when their holiday comes up.

I waited until the back-to-school died down then it was off to Halloween, one of my faves. Then the family feels with Thanksgiving and now to the biggest one of all, Christmas!

It’s our first year getting our own tree. We normally fly to my mom’s because again she’s obsessed. Last year, she had her own Christmas pre-party outdoor wonderland before you walked into the real party wonderland. That’s how serious Christmas is for her. And I’ll miss that this year- being covid quarantined and all.

So I guess I’ll have to start making our own traditions. And what a great way to start then by starting the Holiday family movie genre in style!

So many reasons to love this movie!

Black-centered with an all-star cast, like Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, and the super cute and talented Madelen Mills, holiday movie ✅

Whimsical magic and singing ✅

Heart-warming family drama that brings it back full circle ✅

And did we mention the corny jokes? And Ricky Martin?! ✅

This movie was so good, so timeless, and so needed. It reminded me of the movies I grew up with but with people of color! It also reminded me a bit of Brandy’s Cinderella with all the music and outfits, one of my favorite renditions.

This is the kind of film I wish I had when I was a child but I’m glad my daughter can now see it for herself. And she enjoyed it almost as much as I did.

She’s enthralled!

This is the beginning of a lovely family tradition. I hope you can also find the joy of the holidays, however we may have to get a little creative.

Happy holidays-From our family to yours!

Yours in kind,

Published by JSantana

Obsessed with Intentional Inclusivity and Fierce Belonging. Delivering Culture-Driven Leaders.

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