Our 11 Favorite Latinos in Holiday Movies!

‘Tis the season to be jolly. And is there any better way to have a very merry Christmas than by spending quality time with la familia and your dearest friends? But after you’ve devoured that holiday meal, what should you do to keep the party going?

Gathering in the living room to watch a Christmas-themed movie sounds like a good way to relax while embracing the spirit of the season. Here’s a look at our favorite holiday-themed movies featuring Latinos to help get you started!

1. Latino Holiday Movie 9

Love Actually tells the loosely and interrelated tales of the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives during a frantic month before Christmas. And while we adore the film as a whole, what we love even more is that the film introduced the entire world to Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro. iAy Dios Mio! You can’t blame Laura Linney’s character for jumping up and down when she snagged Santoro’s adorable-and-sexy-at-the-same-time character Karl.


2. Latino Holiday Movie 8

Finally, a holiday film about a Latino family! Nothing Like the Holidays centers on a Puerto Rican family facing what may be their last Christmas together and features Latino luminaries like John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodriguez, Elizabeth Peña, Alfred Molina and more. Now that’s a Feliz Navidad!


3. Latino Holiday Movie 11

If you’ve had your fill of Christmas, preparing for el Año Nuevo. And what better way to do that than by watching New Year’s Eve, a film that see the lives of several couples and singletons in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve, including the always fantastically funny Sofia Vergara!


4. Latino Holiday Movie 2

Haven’t you ever wanted to bring a hottie home for Christmas to show him off to your hard-to-please familia? Well, that’s just what Melissa Joan Hart does to Mario Lopez, only she does it against his will in the TV movie Holiday in Handcuffs. But seriously, can you blame her? The recently married X Factor host is definitely worth the jail time.


5. Latino Holiday Movie 1

If you’re going to have to repeat one day of the year over and over and over again, Christmas sounds like the perfect choice, especially if get to spend it with the lovely Daphne Zuniga. Unless you’re Jay Mohr in the TV movie Christmas Do-Over. His character has to relive Christmas Day with his ex-wife’s family until he realizes how selfish he has become and changes his ways.


6. Latino Holiday Movie 3

Imagine having to babysit an army of underage children snowed in at the airport during the holiday season. That’s exactly what Wilmer Valderrama’s character must do in the Christmas-themed film Unaccompanied Minors. Let the fun begin!


7. Latino Holiday Movie 4

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Joyeux Noël is based on based on the true stories of the World War I Christmas truce along the Western Front. It tells the stories of French, Scottish and German soldiers (including one who sounds a lot like Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón when he sings). It’s a heart-warming film that proves Christmas miracles can happen.


8. Latino Holiday Movie 5

Many people, like Christina Milian’s character in Snowglobe, love-love-love Christmas. But in this television movie Milian gets magically transported inside a snowglobe, where Christmas is the heart and soul for everyone who lives there. But is that Christmas-themed dream world all it’s cracked up to be? Take a shake and find out!


9. Latino Holiday Movie 6

It’s always nice to drive around the neighborhood looking at all the pretty Christmas light displays, unless your neighbor decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space! That’s the premise of the Christmas comedy Deck The Halls, which features appearances by Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen and Lost’s Jorge Garcia. Just don’t laugh too much; you might blow a fuse!


10. Latino Holiday Movie 7

Away in a manger, no crib for His bed, the little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head… It’s a classic Christmas song that tells the story of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. But if you’re looking for a movie that brings that story to life beautifully, watch The Nativity Story, starring Bourne Legacy’s Oscar Isaac as Joseph. It’s the perfect reminder that Jesus is the reason for the season.


11. Latino Holiday Movie 10

Can’t get enough of Christina Milian? Neither can we! In her second ABC Family Christmas-themed movie, Christmas Cupid, Milian’s character – a successful PR executive – learns first hand a la A Christmas Carol that her unethical ways and workaholic habits need to change and that reuniting with one of the past lovers whom she jilted may be the answer for a life lived happy-ever-after.