Movies like The Santa Clause

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The Santa Clause (1994)
 6.5
 115K
The Santa Clause (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, light, sweet, entertaining, fairy tale, semi serious, funny, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, disney, toys, christmas eve, child custody, adventure, family, father son relationship, magic, toy maker, kids and family, christmas party, divorce, childhood, winter, north pole, thanksgiving, snow, death, destiny, transformation, dog, school ...
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, light, humorous and semi serious films with plots about christmas, santa claus, holiday, christmas movie, family relations, family and christmas eve mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Santa Clause: Santa Claus (1985), Miracle on 34th Street (1994), A Christmas Story (1983), Elf (2003), The Christmas Chronicles (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, pre-teens ...
Plot: santa claus, christmas, holiday, disney, magic, reindeer, family, toys, prank, christmas party, mistaken identity, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 13K
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: sexy, feel good, humorous, sweet, slasher ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, adventure, family, magic, toys, immortality, reindeer, north pole, farce, nostalgia ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, light, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, lawyer, court, children, childhood, justice, department store, winter, friendship, family ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
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: funny, touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, bullying, bully, holiday, little boy, school, childhood memory, boy, childhood, child's point of view, father son relationship, boy with glasses ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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: feel good, humorous, sweet, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, disney, reindeer, family, deception, christmas eve, north pole, fantasy world, disorder, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 264K
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: humorous, feel good, funny, light, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, father son relationship, santa claus, christmas spirit, elf, winter, north pole, goofy hero, toys, adventure, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, usa, south pole, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, atmospheric, sincere, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, christmas spirit, reindeer, firefighter, holiday, brother sister relationship, loss of father, brother, winter, teenager, children ...
Time: future
Place: massachusetts, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 37K
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: sad, sexy, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, snowman, redemption, holiday, magic, reincarnation, winter, childhood, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, loss of husband, loss of father ...
Place: colorado, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, semi serious, feel good, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, children, gift, christmas eve, magic, christmas party, snow, rescue, childhood, celebration ...
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 44K
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: humorous, sentimental, light, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, santa claus, family relations, toys, north pole, sibling relationship, redemption, snow, husky dog, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, year 1993, future, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: sydney australia, chicago illinois, illinois, paris france, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 1K
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, looking for love, single mother, fall in love, holiday, secret identity, magic, family relations, couples, love and romance, heir, single parent ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Meet The Santas (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Because she is marrying the man who assumed the mantle of Santa Claus last December 26, Beth's postponed wedding has to be rescheduled for Xmas eve. Overwhelmed by selling the house she and her son share and the prospect of the duties of Mrs. ...
Style: fairy tale, sentimental, sincere, light, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family relations, parents and children, kids and family, christmas present, kindness, christmas eve, self discovery, fight, couple relations, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, romance, farce, children, single parent, happy ending, couple relations, african american, christmas party, breakup ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, funny, feel good, light, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, santa claus, holiday, family, villain turns good, redemption, magic, surrealism, silly humor, dog, farce ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, feel good, light
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, christmas spirit, holiday, elf, sibling relationship, wish fulfillment, magic, brother sister relationship, north pole, christmas season, christmas eve ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Santa's Little Helper (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After getting fired from his job, a slick, fast-talking businessman is thrown into an elf competition to become Santa¹s next second-in-command. Put through a series of rigorous training exercises to prepare for the contest, The Miz and another ...
Style: entertaining, light, sweet, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: christmas, santa claus, magic, adventure, north pole, toys, family, holiday, christmas eve, wrestling, christmas movie
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sweet, fairy tale, feel good
Plot: christmas, santa claus, workaholic, vacation, life philosophy, self discovery, kids and family, christmas eve, adventure, christmas present, holiday, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 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, feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, fish out of water, fall in love, daring rescue, adventure, escapades, reindeer, love and romance, hidden identity, race against time, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, fairy tale, feel good, humorous, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, magic, family, toy comes to life, native american, toys, time travel, escapades, toy soldier, cowboy, coming of age ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brooklyn new york city, london, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
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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, humorous, light, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, reincarnation, talking dog, afterlife, human becoming an animal, family relations, family life, family, getting home, death, starting over, hopes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Adventures with Santa (2019)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Christmas in the Nolan household isn't what it used to be. Instead of a joyous family gathering, they are spending this holiday apart. On a last minute shopping trip with Dad, the family enters an enchanted store only to discover a dazzling ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, sweet, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, kids and family, family relations, parents and children, family, holiday, adventure, christmas eve, couple relations, love and romance, magic, partners ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: feel good, touching, light, emotional, talky ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, small town, reindeer, snow, father daughter relationship, single father, farm, holiday, family, widower, santa claus, girl ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, melancholic, light, surreal, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, magic, unlikely friendships, violence, save the day, prank, mischievous children, family relations, misfit, partners ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kate Pierce is reluctantly spending Christmas with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack. But when the North Pole and Christmas are threatened to be destroyed, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus.
Style: light, sincere, feel good, captivating, funny
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, christmas season, imaginary character, teenager, christmas present, family relations, good versus evil, magic, save the day, journey, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: feel good, humorous, funny, satirical, ridiculous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, christmas party, suburban life, neighbor, farce, disorder, nothing goes right, family gatherings, santa claus, neighborhood ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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: entertaining, humorous, feel good, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: family, childhood, disney, job interview, siblings relations, father son relationship, brothers, birthday party, family relations, bad luck, young heroes, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, reindeer, santa claus, mischievous children, youth, young heroes, child as adult, fish out of water, mistaken identity, orphan, family life, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Santa Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
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, fairy tale, sweet, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dog, christmas, santa claus, adventure, save the day, holiday, hopes, owner dog relationship, disney, happy ending, pets, christmas present ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, feel good, touching, emotional, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, disney, coming of age, small town, holiday, dysfunctional family, redemption, family, bittersweet, magic, death ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Case for Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself defending Santa Claus in the biggest trial in history.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, court, lawyer, legal, miraculous event, hopes, dishonesty, family relations, fall in love, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%