Movies like Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)
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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. But its Mayor is too mean to let that happen. And to make things worse, the Winter Warlock who lives between the Kringles and Sombertown, but Kris manages to melt the Warlock's heart and deliver his toys.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: mischievous children, christmas, santa claus, danger, escapades, friendship, family, family relations, good versus evil, imaginary, rescue, foundling, surrealism, wedding, village, youth, heroes, friends, orphan, parents and children, ruler, toys, village life, imaginary kingdom, factory ...

Most similar movies to Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and touching films with plots about family, escapades, disorder, friends, heroes, danger and adventure mostly in Family, Animation and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town: The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), The Care Bears Movie (1985), Pinocchio's Christmas (1980), Christmas Is Here Again (2007), Bartok the Magnificent (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Feeling forgotten by the children of the world, old St. Nick decides to skip his gift-giving journey and take a vacation. Mrs. Claus and two spunky little elves, Jingle and Jangle, set out to see to where all the season's cheer has disappeared. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, christmas, mischievous children, misfit, disorder, fish out of water, good versus evil, rescue, friendship, rivalry, danger, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his glowing nose, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: misfit, imaginary kingdom, island, christmas, dentist, reindeer, santa claus, winter, snowman, toys, family, adventure ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Care Bears Movie (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The Care Bears have their work cut out for them, because Nicolas, a lonely magician's assistant, is about to fall under the evil influence of a bad spirit who lives in an ancient magic book -- it seems Nicolas will do just about anything for ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, orphan, family, adventure, rescue, imaginary, wish come true, siblings relations, danger, animal life, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives Frosty's family magic amulets to keep them from ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: holiday, daring rescue, heroes, imaginary, family, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, friends, escapades, adventure, getting home, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Pinocchio's Christmas (1980)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Geppetto prepare for Christmas, Pinocchio joins a puppet show to earn money for a present. There he meets and elopes with the beautiful girl puppet Julietta, leaving Geppetto alone and worried.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, family, adventure, family relations, in the woods, money raising, friends, puppets, mischievous children, parents and children, youth, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Christmas Is Here Again (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When the evil Krad steals Santa's toy bag, he crushes the holiday spirit- and over time, the world's children forget all about Christmas. Now, a wide-eyed orphan and her band of friends will embark on the polar adventure of a lifetime, as ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: orphan, christmas, santa claus, disorder, buddies, youth, danger, best friends, optimism, family life, animal life, wizards and magicians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Bartok the Magnificent (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Russia is being terrorized by an evil witch known as Baba Yaga; the only one who is not afraid of her is Bartok the Magnificent. Bartok, an albino bat, has just arrived in Moscow and is impressing everyone with his performances, including Prince ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: prince, witch, imaginary kingdom, bat, disorder, partners, rivalry, friendship, friends, youth, kidnapping, good versus evil ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A Miser Brothers' Christmas is a sequel to the classic 1974 television special The Year Without a Santa Claus. The stop-motion animated special, produced by Warner Brothers Television Animation (owners of the post-1973 Rankin/Bass animated ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: sibling relationship, santa claus, christmas, save the day, imaginary, siblings relations, imaginary kingdom, rivalry, danger, family relations, family, heroes ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, christmas special ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, friendship, snowman, adventure, family, good versus evil, young heroes, mischievous children, escapades, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A collection of Winnie the Pooh's memorable holiday adventures, as Winnie, Piglet, and Tigger set out to find the right ingredients for Winter, Rabbit learns how to manage a complicated Thanksgiving dinner, and everyone gets a special visit ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, donkey, kangaroo, tiger, rabbit, thanksgiving, disorder, buddies, partners, family life, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: While trying to obtain "Tree Sweets", Littlefoot into the tree and knocks down all the blossoms, attracting the Tinysauruses. They devour the plants and disappear. But Littlefoot isn't blamed for the disappearance, instead he ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dinosaur, heroes, adventure, friendship, mischievous children, unlikely partners, heroic mission, good versus evil, rescue, escapades, anti heroes, friends ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Pippi Longstocking (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Sweden, Germany, Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Pippi is a little girl who lives in her house with her horse and her monkey, while her father is sailing the seas.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, village life, rivalry, pirate, youth, danger, heist, coming of age, family, young heroes, heroes, mischievous children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Tarzan 2 (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Experience the beginning of the legend with Disney's Tarzan Ⅱ, a hilarious, all-new, animated motion picture loaded with laughs, irresistible new songs by Phil Collins, and the inspired voice talent of Glenn Close, George Carlin, and Emmy ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: jungle, tarzan, mischievous children, family, young heroes, adventure, good versus evil, survival, self discovery, danger, rescue, orphan ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Jack Frost (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: In this delightful animated tale, Pardon-me Pete (Buddy Hackett), the official groundhog of Groundhog Day, tells the story of Jack Frost, who falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begs Father Winter to make him human so that she can see ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, knight, love and romance, daring rescue, family, couples, buddies, infidelity, kidnapping, danger, village, adventure ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: It's Christmastime in the Hundred Acre Wood and all of the gang is getting ready with presents and decorations. The gang makes a list of what they want for Christmas and send it to Santa Claus - except that Pooh forgot to ask for something. So ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, tiger, rabbit, christmas, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, mischievous children, young heroes, escapades, goofy hero, youth, oldies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Casper Meets Wendy (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a warlock threatens Wendy the Good Little Witch, she and her aunts hide out at a resort where Casper the Ghost is vacationing with his uncles. Although Casper and Wendy are told ghosts and witches don't get along, the two are kindred ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, friendship, danger, good versus evil, supernatural, adventure, rescue, mischievous children, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, afterlife, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When the mysterious Toy Taker grabs all of Santa's toys, it looks like the children will miss out on Christmas. But everyone's favorite reindeer, Rudolph, comes to the rescue with his lovable friends: Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: island, family relations, friends, partners, disorder, obnoxious boss, family life, rivalry, friendship, misfit, heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 2000s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maltazard, the Evil M, is now 7 feet tall and evolving among the humans, causing terror wherever he goes. His goal is simple: forming an army of giant henchmen and ruling over the universe. Meanwhile, Arthur is still a Minimoy, and thus in a state ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, light, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, friendship, disorder, family relations, rescue, escapades, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, youth, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Funshine Bear travels to Joke-a-lot where the people there crown him king.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: heroes, adventure, friends, family relations, family life, disorder, partners, youth, danger, friendship, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Babes in Toyland (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Everyone's favorite nursery rhyme characters come magically and musically to life in this animated adventure based on the classic holiday tale.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: factory, mischievous children, imaginary, daring rescue, heroes, imaginary kingdom, adventure, family, heroic mission, escapades, young heroes, parallel world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Sprung! The Magic Roundabout (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A shaggy, candy-loving puppy named Dougal along with a group of friends embarks on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil ice sorcerer ZeeBad (Zebedee's evil twin). As the world is placed in mortal danger ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, treasure hunt, rivalry, disorder, family life, adventurer, rescue, best friends, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog are best pals and the unsung heroes of the African savanna. This prequel to the smash Disney animated adventure takes you back -- way back -- before Simba's adventure began. You'll find out all ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: lion, jungle, family, friendship, good versus evil, adventure, rescue, orphan, heroic mission, escapades, imaginary, goofy hero ...
Time: 2000s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, family, mischievous children, master villain, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, heroes, daring rescue, escapades, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: This animated adventure goes back in time to the Care Bears' first-ever Caring Mission, when True Heart Bear and Noble Heart Horse touch down on Earth to boost the spirits of some unhappy kids at summer camp. But the evil Dark Heart has other ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, dark, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, summer camp, rescue, orphan, family, kids and family, friendship, parallel world, friends, family relations, fish out of water, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A full length animated film for all the family to enjoy. Pooh gets confused when Christopher Robin leaves him a note to say that he has gone back to school after the holidays. So Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Rabbit go in search of Christopher ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, school, rescue, adventure, family, danger, best friends, youth, island, gang, orphan, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: It's Halloween in the 100 Acre Wood, and Roo's best new friend, Lumpy, is looking forward to his first time trick-or-treating. That is, until Tigger warns them about the scary Gobloon, who'll turn them into jack-o'-lanterns if he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: halloween, friends, imaginary, mischievous children, getting home, heroic mission, youth, best friends, friendship, disorder, family life, animal life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ...
Style: humorous, exciting, colourful, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, magical, santa claus, race against time, family, letter, escapades, elf, adventure, clumsiness, reindeer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, idaho, toronto ontario canada, mexico, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After mis-hearing a radio broadcast about Santa canceling his Christmas trip due to an injured reindeer, Olive the dog decides to travel to the North Pole and volunteer to be a replacement. Unfortunately, Olive must deal with an evil postman ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, daring rescue, escapades, save the day, mischievous children, family, adventure, heroes, goofy hero, odd couple, misfit, mistaken identity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A blue harvest moon will rise, allowing the fairies to use a precious moonstone to restore the Pixie Dust Tree, the source of all their magic. But when Tinker Bell accidentally puts all of Pixie Hollow in jeopardy, she must venture out across the ...
Style: feel good, sincere, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, imaginary, adventure, young heroes, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, magic, mischievous children, supernatural, small town, family relations ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Young Rudolph suffers a childhood accident that sees his nose turn from the publicly accepted norm of black to a glowing red colour. His parents worry about him getting teased, and indeed he does in the end. When he is beaten in the reindeer games ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: misfit, disorder, friends, family relations, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, parents and children, escapades, family, young heroes, heroes, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%