Movies like Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)
 7.7
 15K
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, touching, humorous, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family relations, mischievous children, escapades, family, friendship, rescue, good versus evil, wedding, winter, penguins, villain turns good, surrealism, toys, village, heroes, youth, friends, orphan, parents and children, ruler, village life, factory, disorder ...
Time: 70s

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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, disorder, escapades, adventure, friends, danger and imaginary mostly in Animation, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town: The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), Frosty the Snowman (1969), Tinker Bell (2008), The Polar Express (2004), Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004). 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: christmas special, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, santa claus, winter, sibling relationship, young heroes, rescue, misfit, escapades, youth, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada, 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: christmas special, touching, fairy tale, scenic, colourful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, imaginary kingdom, reindeer, winter, lion, toys, island, dentist, family, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, 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: christmas special, humorous, allegory, tear jerker, affectionate ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, magic, friendship, snowman, good versus evil, adventure, family, school, animals, little girl, raccoon ...
Time: 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Tinker Bell (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Journey into the secret world of Pixie Hollow and hear Tinker Bell speak for the very first time as the astonishing story of Disney's most famous fairy is finally revealed in the all-new motion picture "Tinker Bell."
Style: fairy tale, sweet, sincere, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: fairy, female protagonist, imaginary kingdom, friendship, adventure, young heroes, talent, nature, good versus evil, spring, magic, self discovery ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Polar Express (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Style: feel good, 3d animation, stylized, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, magic, holiday, adventure, belief, santa claus, snow, train, boy, north pole, family, dream ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Clifford overhears Mr. Bleakman say that feeding him must cost a lot of money. A carnival act called "Larry's Amazing Animals" has just been in town, and the animals in the show told Clifford about an animal contest with a prize of a ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: cartoon dog, animal life, adventure, odd couple, friendship, buddies, mischievous children, best friends, rescue, pets, fish out of water, dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, entertaining, light, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, save the day, family relations, good versus evil, miser, uninhibited rivalry, family, escapades, rivalry, brother brother relationship, friendship ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
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: christmas special, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, daring rescue, family, getting home, heroes, adventure, escapades, disorder, friends, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: feel good, semi serious, stylized, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, disorder, friends, obnoxious boss, adventure, escapades, misfit, imaginary kingdom, family, contests and competitions, partners, friendship ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: feel good, humorous, stylized, sweet, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, toddlers, preschoolers ...
Plot: talking animals, friendship, orphan, family, adventure, good versus evil, animal life, kids and family, unlikely friendships, wish come true, siblings relations, rescue ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, pinocchio, holiday, money raising, friends, family relations, disorder, mischievous children, youth, family, escapades, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: exciting, stylized, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, orphan, reindeer, santa claus, adventure, young heroes, best friends, goofy hero, escapades, animal life, optimism, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: feel good, touching, not serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, young heroes, adventure, family life, family relations, disorder, youth, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, friends ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, anthology
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, winnie the pooh, tiger, friendship, rabbit, imaginary kingdom, kangaroo, mischievous children, goofy hero, escapades, young heroes, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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, humorous, semi serious, anthology
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, winnie the pooh, tiger, rabbit, donkey, friendship, thanksgiving, bear, kangaroo, owl, bird, disney ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: christmas special, claymation, semi serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, ventriloquist dummy, winter, fall in love, holiday, escapades, love and romance, adventure, family, buddies, daring rescue, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
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Saving Santa (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, santa claus, time travel, reindeer, north pole, adventure, save the day, fish out of water, escapades, disorder, elf, when the parents are away ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: village life, friendship, family relations, daughter, child in peril, ocean, family life, tv show, heist, vengeance, village, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, prince, love, bat, good versus evil, misfit, youth, escapades, heroes, orphan, young heroes ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Babes in Toyland (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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: fairy tale, christmas special, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: christmas, winter, factory, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, true love, heroic mission, youth, mischievous children, buddies, young heroes, good versus evil ...
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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: kids, preschoolers, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Magic Crystal (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Finland, Belgium
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A magic crystal causes double the number of gifts Santa can deliver all over the world and this makes for many happy gezinnetjes. His criminal assistant Basil however has a diabolical plan: he wants to steal the crystal so as to gain control over ...
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, orphan, adventure, save the day, family, escapades, christmas spirit, imaginary kingdom, friendship, rivalry, santa claus, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (2002)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Voiced by Elijah Wood, Jennifer Love Hewitt and others, this film features Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, the tiny, famed fairy-tale favorites, who are together for the first time in this heartwarming, magical musical story about courage and ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, exciting, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, disorder, fish out of water, youth, hopes, young heroes, misfit, family relations, imaginary kingdom, cinderella story, village, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, adventurer, heroic mission, escapades, young heroes, mischievous children, rescue, best friends, rivalry, adventure, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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: stylized, humorous, colourful, touching, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, family, adventure, redemption, race against time, magical, escapades, reindeer, magic, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tanzania, idaho, cuba, toronto ontario canada, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Romeo & Juliet: Sealed with a Kiss (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Romeo & Juliet: Sealed With a Kiss is a fully animated feature fantasy about two star crossed seals from warring families that fall in love against their parents' wishes. When Juliet's father gives her hand in marriage to the ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, young heroes, adventure, fall in love, forbidden love, romance, heroes, escapades, rescue, love and romance, youth, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: touching, exciting, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, ghost, friendship, imaginary kingdom, supernatural, adventure, rescue, good versus evil, supernatural ability, best friends, curses spells and rituals, resort ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Tigger Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As it happens, everybody - Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Roo, Rabbit, Owl - is busy preparing a suitable winter home for Eeyore. When everything they do seems to get undone by Tigger's exuberant bouncing, Rabbit suggest Tigger go outside and find other ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, intense, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, winnie the pooh, adventure, disney, rescue, heroic mission, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, young heroes, disorder, tiger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Garfield Gets Real (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Garfield is back with a new look. Tired with his routine as a comic strip star, Garfield escapes the page and heads into the "real world." While living the low-key life of a real housecat, he learns his comic will be cancelled if he ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, not serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: pets, friendship, mischievous children, disorder, family life, race against time, rescue, adventure, family relations, real world, animal life, cat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An Orphaned Boy sets out in search of adventure, but when a shipwreck lands him on an island where Dinosaurs and Humans coexist, he finds not only adventure but a family as well.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, tense, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: dinosaur, island, adventurer, adventure, rescue, survival, disorder, family relations, imaginary kingdom, friendship, family life, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%