Mainstream Christmas movies don't often reflect the true meaning of the season for Christians. Instead most feature stories about Santa Claus or holiday romance.
In the season when believers are honoring the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ, The Christian Post is rounding up five faith-based Christmas films that families can enjoy watching this Christmas.
1. 'By God's Grace'
For many, the Christmas season isn't complete without watching an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol." The movie "By God's Grace," which can be streamed on Pure Flix, is a unique take on the age old tale.
Instead of Ebenezer Scrooge, the film follows a character named Chris who turns away from his biblical upbringing after the death of his sister on Christmas Eve. Instead of getting a visit from three ghosts, he has another supernatural encounter that restores the faith he once lost.
Cast: Cameron Deane Stewart, Savannah McReynolds,Roark Critchlow, Jillian Clare
Director: Brett Eichenberger
2. 'Christmas Angel'
The "Christmas Angel" starring the late Della Reese centers around a little girl and her friends who dabble in the occult and supernatural by believing that their wishes can be granted at an abandoned house.
The movie, available on Pure Flix, reveals who angels really are from a biblical perspective and blends romance, faith and children's active imaginations to create an intriguing story that the entire family can enjoy.
Cast: Della Reese, Kevin Sorbo, Teri Polo, Tamera Mowry-Housley, ,Izabela Vidovic
Director: Brian Herzlinger
3. 'Christmas in the Smokies'
Movies about Christmas romance are among the most popular films during the holidays. In the Netflix film "Christmas in the Smokies" Christian values are a vital part of the romantic drama about a country woman fighting to save her family's farm when an ex-boyfriend from 20 years ago returns.
While biblical references are not overt in the film, there are subtle references to "Christ the Lord" and "heavenly host" along with biblical values of love and forgiveness that is sure to inspire viewers.
Cast: Sarah Lancaster, Barry Corbin, Alan Powell, Jill Wagner, Danny Vinson
Director: Gary Wheeler
4. 'Homeless for the Holidays'
"Homeless for the Holidays" is a testament to the faithfulness of God. Inspired by the true story of the film's creator, George Johnson, who struggled with his faith and finances, the movie is about an executive who loses his job and is forced to work at a burger restaurant to make ends meet during Christmas.
The movie is a labor of love for people in the church community who believe God wanted the world to see the project. "Homeless for the Holidays" is available on Amazon Prime.
Cast: Matt Moore, Crystal Dewitt-Hinkle, Cole Brandenberger
Director: George A. Johnson
5. 'Christmas Grace'
For many children around the world, Christmas is the time of year when they receive gifts of toys from Santa. In the movie "Christmas Grace," two toy store owners compete for sales during their busiest time of year.
"Gary's toy store gets unexpected competition when Jim, the owner of a new store, shows up. As toys fly off the shelves, Gary decides to treat his competition with love instead of anger, which leads to unexpected, heartwarming results." The film is available on Amazon,
Cast: Ryan-Iver Klann, Tim Kaiser, Rebekah Cook
Director: Keith Perna