Movies like The Santa Clause

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The Santa Clause (1994)
 6.5
 102K
The Santa Clause (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish Santa's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole, where Scott learns he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed, Father Christmas.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, fairy tale, sweet, light, entertaining, humorous, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, toys, holiday, christmas eve, child custody, family, adventure, christmas tree, christmas party, magic, father son relationship, family relations, christmas movie, north pole, thanksgiving, fireplace, toy maker, kids and family, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, workaholic, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois

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Most similar movies to The Santa Clause

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, semi serious and light films with plots about christmas, holiday, family relations, family, santa claus, disorder and happy ending mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Santa Clause: Santa Claus (1985), A Christmas Story (1983), Elf (2003), Christmas & Co. (2017), Jack Frost (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: toys, santa claus, magic, christmas, holiday, prank, christmas party, family, disorder, chaos, mistaken identity, disney ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 12K
Santa Claus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, adventure, holiday, danger, heroes, rescue, mad scientist, disorder, escapades, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Now that Santa and Mrs. Claus have the North Pole running smoothly, the Counsel of Legendary Figures has called an emergency meeting on Christmas Eve! The evil Jack Frost has been making trouble, looking to take over the holiday! So he launches a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, christmas, christmas movie, holiday, deception, north pole, family, disorder, nothing goes right, hidden identity, family life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, childhood, mischievous children, nostalgia, bully, family relations, small town, obsession, chinese restaurant, snow, little boy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 234K
Elf (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, christmas movie, holiday, elf, christmas spirit, santa claus, goofy hero, father son relationship, corporate world, fish out of water, north pole, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, south pole, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Christmas & Co. (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Christmas is on its way and with it disaster. The 92,000 responsible for manufacturing children's toys all become sick at the same time! It's a tough moment for Santa, better known as Father Christmas. He's left no choice: he must ...
Style: light, feel good, semi serious, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, children, christmas eve, gift, magic, snow, christmas party, celebration, toy, childhood ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 34K
Jack Frost (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: snowman, reincarnation, christmas, family, holiday, redemption, friends, disorder, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, family life ...
Place: denver colorado, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 41K
Fred Claus (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Fred Claus and Santa Claus have been estranged brothers for many years. Now Fred must reconcile his differences with his brother whom he believes overshadows him. When an efficiency expert assesses the workings at the North Pole and threatens to ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, family relations, north pole, family, snow, sibling relationship, imaginary, toys, disorder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: tower bridge london, london, chicago illinois, sydney australia, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.5
 926
My Santa (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young, single mother, Jen, begins to lose her faith in the magic of Christmas. However, when she takes her son Eric to see the local mall Santa, Jen immediately feels an attraction and connection with Chris, the young, attractive man filling the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: fall in love, looking for love, single mother, holiday, secret identity, love and romance, family relations, couples, magic, falling in love, love triangle, single parent ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, light, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: toys, friendship, toy comes to life, adventure, family, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, parallel world, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Siblings Kate and Teddy try to prove Santa Claus is real, but when they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash, they have to save Christmas.
Style: light, sincere, atmospheric, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, christmas spirit, children, loss of father, reindeer, firefighter, brother sister relationship, holiday, brother, imaginary character, journey ...
Place: massachusetts, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: entertaining, sincere, light, feel good
Plot: christmas spirit, santa claus, elf, holiday season, christmas tree, christmas, holiday, sibling relationship, wish fulfillment, magic, christmas movie, north pole ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Perfect Holiday (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.
Style: feel good, sweet, light, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, family, romance, single parent, christmas, couple relations, african american, christmas party, farce, breakup, brother brother relationship, children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 2K
Snow (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in San Ernesto, California with only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden needs to rescue a young reindeer from a zoo.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, zoo, christmas, fish out of water, fall in love, escapades, daring rescue, adventure, hidden identity, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 7K
Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, dog, talking dog, human becomes animal, human becoming an animal, dog movie, family life, family relations, getting home, starting over, afterlife, family ...
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Thoroughly disgruntled, Santa (Goodman) opts to take a year off from delivering presents, until a young man helps him rediscover the meaning of the holidays.
Style: light, fairy tale, sweet, feel good
Plot: christmas, santa claus, workaholic, family relations, family bonds, christmas present, kids and family, culture clash, christmas eve, vacation, christmas season, holiday ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 5K
Prancer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, family relations, friendship, farm, barn, reindeer, family, heroes, youth, mischievous children ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A little girl discovers dreams can come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the 'secret' about Santa a long time ago. But after ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, miraculous event, holiday, friendship, hopes, department store, family, couples, disorder, misfit, youth ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, family relations, save the day, prank, mischievous children, nothing goes right, partners, mistaken identity, teenage life, when the parents are away ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, childhood, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, friends, mischievous children, young heroes, parents and children, bad luck, school, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: reindeer, santa claus, christmas, child's point of view, mischievous children, young heroes, mistaken identity, child as adult, fish out of water, danger, youth, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, suburban life, christmas party, nothing goes right, family gatherings, disorder, family life, parents and children, contests and competitions, christmas tree ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Santa Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Puppy Paws (the fun-loving son of Santa Paws) gets bored, he finds Budderball on Santa's naughty list and figures he's just the dog to show him how to be an ordinary pup. When the magical Christmas Icicle starts to melt however, and ...
Style: feel good, sweet, fairy tale, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, santa claus, adventure, dog, save the day, pets, hopes, holiday, christmas movie, owner dog relationship, christmas present, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Pete's Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An overlooked middle child finds himself in the unexpected spotlight when he realizes his family's terrible Christmas day keeps repeating. As the only one experiencing the day over and over, he decides to use his unique gift to give the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: time loop, christmas, family relations, starting over, teenager, youth, family, parents and children, hopes, christmas season, holiday, christmas movie ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Calvin Carter, a successful business executive, has it all, but neglects those closest to him. On Christmas Eve, all that changes when the sign on his office building falls on him. He awakes in a hospital bed, attended to by Angie, a nurse who soon ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: hospital, christmas, redemption, self discovery, introspection, friendship, couple relations, misfit, disorder, holiday, selfishness, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.5
 645
Elf-Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An Elf is left behind by Santa to help rescue the Harper family from a lousy Christmas. The Elf and the family get more than they bargained for, as the kids help the Elf discover his special powers and true identity as a budding superhero.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, save the day, supernatural ability, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, danger, family, wish come true, miraculous event, magic, elf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
One Magic Christmas (1985)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ginny Grainger, a young mother, rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter Abbie and Gideon, Ginny's very own guardian angel.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: christmas, family relations, small town, family, holiday, redemption, bittersweet, dysfunctional family, human nature, miraculous event, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Chilly Christmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Bobby Cole and his dog Chilly are best friends, living happily in their Southern California beach house. But when Bobby's father Patrick (C. Thomas Howell), a single parent and police detective, accepts a job in New York City, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, christmas, dog, family relations, disorder, crimes, youth, parents and children, father son relationship, single parent, best friends, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, semi serious, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, santa claus, village, redemption, holiday, materialism, rescue, family, disorder, social misfits, fish out of water ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Jingle All the Way (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, toys, father son relationship, toy, family, family life, parents and children, christmas party, fish out of water, family relations, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%