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The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
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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. Aided by a magical snowfall, they reawaken the spirit of Christmas in children's hearts and put Santa back in action.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, santa claus, mischievous children, elf, heroes, family, friendship, youth, friends, misfit, rescue, family relations, parents and children, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil, disorder, siblings relations, fish out of water, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, sibling relationship, snow ...
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to The Year Without a Santa Claus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and touching films with plots about family, disorder, escapades, imaginary, friends, adventure and imaginary kingdom mostly in Animation, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Year Without a Santa Claus: Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970), A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008), Pinocchio's Christmas (1980), Christmas Is Here Again (2007), Arthur Christmas (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, christmas special
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family relations, wedding, mischievous children, escapades, family, good versus evil, rescue, friendship, toys, surrealism ...
Time: 70s
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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: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, save the day, family relations, good versus evil, family, escapades, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, miser, brother brother relationship, sibling relationship ...
Time: 2000s
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100%
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, forest, mischievous children, youth, family, escapades, adventure, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, money raising, friends, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas ...
Style: feel good, christmas special, semi serious, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, monster, family, social misfits, fish out of water, dog, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, materialism, snow ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
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100%
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 ...
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Plot: orphan, christmas, reindeer, santa claus, adventure, young heroes, best friends, goofy hero, escapades, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, intellectual, christmas special
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: small town, christmas, santa claus, hopes, hidden identity, journalism, family, disorder, delivery, fish out of water, small town life, americana ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, new york state, usa
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100%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: tiger, friendship, winnie the pooh, imaginary kingdom, rabbit, christmas, mischievous children, goofy hero, escapades, young heroes, fish out of water, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, christmas special
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Plot: holiday, disorder, friends, wizards and magicians, daring rescue, family, getting home, heroes, adventure, escapades, curses spells and rituals, christmas ...
Time: 70s
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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, exciting, humorous, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, family, magical, race against time, escapades, reindeer, hi-tech, letter, adventure, clumsiness ...
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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 ...
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Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
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Time: 60s, 80s
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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, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, humorous, not serious
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Time: 2000s
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Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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Duration: 45 min.
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Bartok the Magnificent (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
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Audience: teens, kids, family outing, preschoolers
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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Duration: 67 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: With school out for the summer, the Littles are vacationing in a cabin by the lake, and Stuart is so excited he could burst! But when Snowbell the cat is captured by a mean-spirited creature known simply as the Beast, it's up to Stuart and a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, semi serious, touching, humorous
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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 ...
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29%
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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: humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, teens
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Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set Sail For Adventure! A boatload of beloved VeggieTales pals embark on a fun and fresh pirate adventure with their trademark humor and silly songs in The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - A VeggieTales Movie! Larry the Cucumber, Mr. Lunt and Pa ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: pirate, friends, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, rivalry, disorder, daring rescue, family, heroes, goofy hero, friendship ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse and all his Disney pals star in an original movie about the importance of opening your heart to the true spirit of Christmas. Stubborn old Donald tries in vain to resist the joys of the season, and Mickey and Pluto learn a ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous, not serious, 3d animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family relations, christmas, holiday, anthropomorphic animal, self discovery, family, adventure, friends, uncle nephew relationship, cartoon mouse, anthropomorphism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: While villain Grizzle plots against the Care Bears, it is up to Oopsy Bear to come to their rescue.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light
Audience: family outing, toddlers, kids
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, good versus evil, rescue, young heroes, rivalry, escapades, heroes, family, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
How Murray Saved Christmas (2014)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: One-hour animated special surrounding a surly deli owner Murray Weiner, who is forced to step into Santa's shoes for one Christmas and bumbles his way into doing a great job.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disorder, escapades, misfit, family, save the day, legends and myths, holiday, christmas, toys, diner, santa claus, elf ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Mickey, Minnie, and their famous friends Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto gather together to reminisce about the love, magic and surprises in three wonder-filled stories of Christmas past.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, anthology
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, family relations, disorder, friends, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, fish out of water, wish come true, mistaken identity, misfit, family, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Magic Roundabout (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France
Duration: 78 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 ⇓
27%
My Little Pony: The Princess Promenade (2006)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Wysteria is beaming with pride! Her gardens are in bloom, her little Breezie friends are in town, and it's time for Ponyville's fanciest spring parade, the ultimate celebration of flowers, flowers, flowers! But things don't go ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: princess, friendship, dragon, adventure, partners, good versus evil, friends, rescue, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, disorder, anthropomorphism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%