David E. Talbert’s latest comedy-based film Almost Christmas will hit theaters Friday. While HBCU alumni, students, and fans are eagerly waiting to see a family film for everyone, here are five reasons why you can’t miss Almost Christmas in theaters this weekend.

img_1720HBCU Pride

Talbert, the writer/director of the film, and producer Will Packer both are graduates of historically black colleges or universities (HBCU), Morgan State University and Florida A&M University, respectfully. I can continue.

But there’s nothing like knowing that an incredible film was written and directed by someone who happens to also be an HBCU grad.

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Get in the holiday spirit

What better way to prepare for the winter holiday season in the Midwest than watching adult children of patriarch (Danny Glover) try not to kill one another under one roof for the holidays.

Image result for almost christmasHoliday Satisfaction

Of course, major-studio movies with the word “Christmas” in the title is expected to be heartwarming and full of glee. Almost Christmas will be a holiday favorite for years to come with lots of laughs and familial reconciliation.

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The Cast

The all-star cast of Almost Christmas is led by Kimberly Elise, Danny Glover, John Michael Higgins, Romany Malco, Mo’Nique, JB Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Omar Epps, Nicole Ari Parker, Jessie T. Usher and DC Young Fly.

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Family-oriented comedy

Almost Christmas is a fun, family-oriented film. Watching a lovable, and hilarious family with a good-natured offering will be a great entertainment for the audiences, and for you and your family. In an interview with Rolling Out, Talbert said that he is a fan of holiday classics and wanted to create his own, adding that Almost Christmas is a “magical journey.”