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Langston is a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother who journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs. Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs' rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother. Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with his new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.
Musical - Despite the title and the Langston Hughes play that inspired it, this
film is only in small part a retelling of the Nativity Story with an
African-American cast. It is an all-demographic-friendly family
holiday musical with a wide age appeal. Fans of Jennifer Hudson,
Forest Whitaker, and Angela Bassett will enjoy (especially those of
the latter two, who show off their singing voices) though Tyrese
Gibson and especially Mary J. Blige and Nas have very small roles.
There is some adult subject matter, but on the whole this is
appropriate viewing for the entire family.