5 Faith-Based Christmas Movies to Watch With Your Family This Season

(Photo: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)People gather outside a house decorated during the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, U.S., December 23, 2016.

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'

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(Photo: movie poster)'By God's Grace' is a movie that is available for streaming on Pure Flix.

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'

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(Photo: movie poster)'Christmas Angel' Is a movie available on Pure Flix.

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'

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(Photo: movie poster)'Christmas In The Smokies' is a movie that can be streamed on Netflix.

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'

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(Photo: movie poster)'Homeless For The Holidays' is available to stream on Amazon Prime.

"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'

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(Photo: movie poster)Christmas Grace is a film that is available for streaming on Amazon Prime.

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