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A Child's Christmas in Wales (1987)
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A Child's Christmas in Wales (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: It's Christmas Eve in Wales. A young boy named Thomas is excited about the holiday, but he's also disappointed because it's raining instead of snowing. His grandfather gives him an old snow globe as an early Christmas present and starts telling colorful, amusing stories about his childhood Christmases that are shown in flashback. Thomas keeps asking his grandfather more questions because he likes the stories and because he doesn't want to go to bed. His parents finally insist that he go to bed, and his grandfather tells him one last story about going to bed on Christmas night while listening to his family singing carols downstairs. After Thomas falls asleep at last, his grandfather opens the bedroom window and sees falling snowflakes.
Plot: christmas, santa claus, memory, friendship, food, snow, toys, father son relationship, child protagonist, aunt nephew relationship, gift, grandfather grandson relationship, prank, christmas eve, husband wife relationship, uncle nephew relationship, flashback, toy, welsh, male protagonist

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, realistic and sentimental films with plots about christmas, family relations, santa claus, friendship, holiday, family and boy mostly in Family, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like A Child's Christmas in Wales: Our First Christmas (2008), Christmas Oranges (2012), Christmas Story (2007), Silver Bells (2005), Christmas with Holly (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Our First Christmas (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Cindy and Tom Baer-Neil have been married for nearly a year, each having lost their first spouse. With the holidays just around the corner, Cindy and Tom are determined to make the new family’s first Christmas perfect. But their respective ...
Plot: christmas, conflict, holiday, gift, boy, father son relationship, party, bed, brother brother relationship
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Christmas Oranges (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a town not so far away and a time not so long ago, baby Rose was left on the porch of Greenwoods Orphanage, where Mrs. Hartley (Nancy Stafford) and the children under her tender care become her family. But when tragedy strikes, Rose (Bailee ...
Style: sincere, touching, social, compassionate
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, orphan, orphanage, kindness, friendship, song, bereavement, life is a bitch, child protagonist, orange, influenza
Time: 20th century
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Christmas Story (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Finland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year - at Christmas - Nikolas moves to a new home. To show his gratitude, Nikolas ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
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Place: finland, europe
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Silver Bells (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Manhattanite Catherine O'Mara (Heche) bonds with a young man who has run away from his father. When the father returns to New York a year later to sell his Christmas trees, he and Catherine cross paths.
Plot: christmas, false identity, christmas tree, father son relationship, photographer, family relations, farmer, falling
Place: manhattan new york city
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77%
Christmas with Holly (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being dumped at the alter on her wedding day, Maggie Conway moves to the island town of Friday Harbor in Washington State, where she meets Mark Nagle, the local coffee shop owner.
Plot: christmas, brother brother relationship, loyalty, death in the family, towel, toy store, basset hound, man in underwear, starfish, bed, ferry, teddy bear ...
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Miracle on 34th Street (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.
Plot: christmas, santa claus, single mother, court hearing, holiday season, calling parent by first name, letter read aloud, cane, single parent, bearded man, chess, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
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65%
Home for Christmas (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mickey Rooney plays a weary old thief who befriends a young child. Home for Christmas is a 1990 Canadian made film about a young girl (Chantellese Kent) who wants a grandfather for Christmas. She chooses an elderly, homeless ex-con (Mickey Rooney) ...
Plot: thief, santa claus, estrangement, elderly, holiday, reconciliation, christmas spirit, child's point of view, ex convict, grandparent grandchild relationship, dancing couple, father son hug ...
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61%
Moonlight & Mistletoe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After three years, Nick's estranged daughter Holly returns home to find the spirit of Christmas in Santaville has dwindled, taking the family business with it. What starts out as an attempt to bail out her dad, ends up rekindling Holly's ...
Plot: business, santa claus, female director, christmas eve, toy maker, kiss on the lips, ends with narration, blonde, date, gift, dinner, widower ...
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Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Christmas in Canaan (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the 1960s, Christmas in Canaan is a drama about a black family and a white family that learn to love each other out of their Christian beliefs.
Style: atmospheric, light, sentimental, captivating
Plot: christmas, racial prejudice, family relations, childhood, father son relationship, farm, african american, friendship, love, rivalry, society, boy ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, southern usa
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Off Season (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of his parents, 10-year-old Jackson Mayhew moves in with his Aunt. But when he befriends an elderly man, he begins to suspect that the old man is actually Santa Claus.
Plot: christmas, aunt, adopted son, christmas present, hugging, old man, christmas movie, male male hug, nephew, hotel, news report, hotel room ...
Time: 2000s
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58%
Wish For Christmas (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a high school senior finds out from her parents that she must miss the town's winter dance in order to attend church, she successfully wishes their faith away, bringing disastrous consequences to her family and community. To restore their ...
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Quincy's Quest (1979)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's the night before Christmas, and all toy store rejects are due to be tossed into the furnace. This includes Quincy, a most lifelike doll. In a last ditch effort to save himself and his "unwanted" chums from incineration, Quincy ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: toys, toy, christmas, santa claus, rescue, christmas eve, doll, toy comes to life, reject, rejection, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Home for the Holidays (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Paper Angels (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An abused wife leaves her alcoholic husband and moves with her children to another town. There their lives become entwined with another family in trouble.
Plot: christmas, father figure, locker room, gift, teenager, public humiliation, father son relationship, party, dressing room, abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl tries to prove that the mysterious old lady next door is really an angel, when some of the neighborhood kids’ Christmas wishes. Olivia is not like most fifth graders. She is being raised by Melinda, a single mother who works at a ...
Style: realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 96 min.
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Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Family
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, touching, serious
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Cancel Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
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A Christmoose Story (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands, Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, family life, nursing, pets, wounded animal, orphan, coming of age, farm, rabbit, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Prancer Returns (2001)
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This holiday-themed children's film offers a unique take on the legend of Santa Claus and his tiny reindeer. In this movie, a young boy finds a deer in the forest he is sure is Santa's beloved Prancer. Determined to return the creature to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: reindeer, santa claus, christmas, mischievous children, young heroes, fish out of water, child as adult, mistaken identity, danger, disorder, family life, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Help for the Holidays (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Although she loves Christmas, Santa’s elf Christine (Summer Glau) wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the North Pole. When Santa receives an emergency wish from a little boy in Los Angeles, he puts Christine on a special ...
Style: sincere, entertaining, light, feel good
Plot: christmas spirit, santa claus, elf, christmas, sibling relationship, christmas movie, wish fulfillment, magic, holiday season, holiday, christmas tree, north pole ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%