GAL APPROVED! The Christmas Lottery on BET. The Prom On Netflix. Protecting Black Women on NCIS: New Orleans on CBS. Celebrating Hanukkah With Daveed Diggs & Disney!By Delaina Dixon | December 11, 2020 | Gal Approved
WATCH. BET Networks is taking us on a Christmas high this season! The Christmas Lottery features a dad (Reginald VelJohnson) who wins a $10 million dollar lottery. He then informs his three daughters to mend their relationships with each other to get their cut. This marks the network’s first-ever Yuletide movie with an LGBTQ couple among its main characters, as well as a matriarch who’s battling dementia. And, according to Entertainment Weekly, there’s a gummies side plot — yep, drugs, oh yuletide! Watch The Christmas Lottery Saturday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. EST on BET.
WATCH TWO. Set the timer for your Netflix watch party of The PromAriana DeBose plays Alyssa, a small-town gal who’s been asked to the prom by her girlfriend Emma (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman). While they have the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA, played by Kerry Washington, has banned the couple from attending. Enter a group of Broadway stars looking to resurrect their careers by championing the young LGBTQ couple’s cause. They come in the form of Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman and Andrew Rannells. This Broadway hit has come to screen in the capable hands of Ryan Murphy. Streaming now on Netflix.
WATCH THREE. A very special episode of NCIS: New Orleans is happening this weekend. When Dr. Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder) and Mayor Zahra Taylor (Amanda Warren) get together to de-stress from everything happening, the conversation turns serious about the pressures facing Black women when Loretta mentions that her son is mad at her for not letting him go to a protest. NCIS: New Orleans airs Sunday, Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. EST on CBS.
WATCH FOUR. Happy Hanukkah — Chag Sameach! It’s the season of the Festival of Lights. Hamilton star and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs has joined Disney Channel for a festive new song “Puppy for Hanukkah.” Many people are calling it the greatest Hanukkah hit since Adam Sandler’s “The Chanukah Song.” Now we can all learn the lyrics with this new video.
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