Movies like A Christmas Wish 2011

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A Christmas Wish (2011)
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A Christmas Wish (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: MARTHA EVANS has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in hopes of finding a job and a place to stay, she finally finds a job at a sleepy rural diner, formerly famous for its home-made root beer. But with her car broken down and the bills piling up, it looks like it's going to be a bleak Christmas for the Evans family. However, there are warm hearts working behind the scenes that ultimately make this the happiest holiday of Martha's life -- a real answer to her prayers
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, single mother, small town, family, parents and children, down on your luck, christmas movie, money problems, holiday, bullying, prayer, car trouble, holiday season, pregnancy, family relations, couples, small town life, diner, domestic disturbance, mythology, divorce, sheriff, parent child relationship, hate, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and feel good films with plots about christmas, family relations, family, holiday, parents and children, love and romance and christmas movie mostly in Family, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Christmas Wish: Lucky Christmas (2011), Christmas in the City (2013), The Santa Con (2014), One Christmas Eve (2014), Puppy Love (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lucky Christmas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lucky Christmas is the story of Holly Ceroni, a single mom trying to get back on her feet, but who is crushed to learn her winning lottery ticket is in the glove compartment of her recently stolen car. Mike Ronowski, the construction worker behind ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, lottery, christmas, holiday, fall in love, family, romance, family relations, love and romance, christmas movie, race against time, christmas eve ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Christmas in the City (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With the threat of having to close her father's candy store, Wendy and her six-year-old daughter Grace travel to the big city in hopes of making extra holiday cash to save the store. When she's offered a job in the toy department of ...
Style: feel good, touching, light, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: department store, christmas, city life, small town, store, family relations, family business, new job, fired from the job, parent child relationship, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles
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71%
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The Santa Con (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Small-time con man Nick DeMarco is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays...and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy, that Santa will ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, parents and children, family, moral dilemma, family relations, wish come true, introspection, store, santa claus, love, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
One Christmas Eve (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A series of mishaps threaten a recently divorced mom's attempts to make her two kids' first Christmas "without dad" perfect.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: nothing goes right, disorder, family relations, parents and children, family, single parent, christmas eve, christmas, life turned upside down, fall in love, puppy, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Puppy Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When single mom Megan Nolan moves to a new town, she feels guilty for uprooting her ten-year-old daughter Caitlin. Seeing that the little girl's only friend is a neighbor's dog, Megan decides to adopt a shelter pet for Caitlin. She ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: romance, parents and children, family, fall in love, family relations, dog, single parent, pets, hopes, couples, friendship, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five-time Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Henry Winkler stars in The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, the story of what happens when you open your heart to the power of Christmas. Disenchanted single mom Jennifer Cullen (Brooke Burns) is a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, single parent, against the odds, love affair, family life, eccentric family, family gatherings, couples, matchmaking, disorder, romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Golden Christmas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a magical summer together, a nine-year-old boy whispers his heart into the ear of a best friend. With a loyal, golden dog by their side, the boy and girl bury a time capsule of keepsakes then they go their separate ways. Years later, looking ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, christmas, animal life, getting home, family, starting over, pets, sister sister relationship, parent grown child relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Christmas Angel (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl tries to prove that the mysterious old lady next door is really an angel, when some of the neighborhood kids’ Christmas wishes. Olivia is not like most fifth graders. She is being raised by Melinda, a single mother who works at a ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas movie, wish come true, single parent, christmas eve, holiday, family, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, friends, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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A Country Christmas Story (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A starry-eyed young girl journeys from the mountains of Appalachia to the stage at Dollywood, where she discovers the impact of African-Americans on the world of country music - while at the same time competing in a country music competition for ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, ambition, family relations, church choir, love and romance, family, couples, christmas movie, holiday, small town, singing, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teddy Duncan's middle-class family embarks on a road trip from their home in Denver to visit Mrs. Duncans Parents, the Blankenhoopers, in Palm Springs. When they find themselves stranded between Denver and Utah, they try to hitch a ride to Las ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, parents and children, family, family relations, family life, on the road, road trip, santa claus, youth, female director, dolphins, crying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Christmas Angel (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ashley has been on her own all her life. She feels even more alone this Christmas as she searches fruitlessly for a job. The seasonal cheer around her only rubs salt in her wounds as she scrapes by to support herself and her dog, Dash. But her ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: christmas, workplace, fall in love, couples, romance, hopes, human spirit, unemployment, family, singleness, love and romance, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Angels Sing (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family relations, haunted by the past, family life, friendship, youth, mysterious character, parents and children, family
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Christmas Secret (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While her life is falling apart, single mother Christine finds a magical family heirloom that leads to love and good fortune during Christmas.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, romantic, realistic
Plot: single parent, christmas, holiday, true love, love and romance, downfall, life turned upside down, christmas movie, down on your luck, parents and children, couple relations, custody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
So This Is Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eighteen-year old Ashley's life is headed in the wrong direction. She's been hanging out with a bad crowd and seeking an escape from the drama at home. Everything begins to change when a handyman working on the family's house ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, teenage girl, parents and children, romance, rich and poor, family in crisis, holiday season, couples, friendship, society, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
3 Holiday Tails (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rod and Katherine Wright are enjoying their retirement in Florida – or so they’re telling each other. Actually, Rod’s been bored with nothing to do, and Katherine misses her kids back home, especially with Christmas right around the corner. At ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: pets, christmas, love and romance, couples, friendship, dog, best friend, childhood friend, christmas eve, childhood memory, wedding, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Christmas Town (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A week before Christmas Liza McCann visit her estranged father who strangely lives in a town decked out for the holidays and is full of Christmas spirit. Strange events immediately occur when they arrive challenging everything Liza had once believed ...
Style: light, sweet, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: parents and children, family life, estrangement, family relations, small town, christmas, love, holiday, romance, lifestyle, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, youth, crimes, parents and children, father son relationship, best friends, single parent, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Christmas Mail (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this holiday romantic comedy, a mysterious woman who works at the post office answering Santa's mail captures the heart of a disillusioned postal carrier
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, workplace romance, christmas movie, workplace, mysterious character, fall in love, wish come true, workplace situations, romance, office, letter, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Christmas Parade (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A popular network morning host finds herself humiliated on the air by her fiancé and disappears to a small town. While there, she helps a budding artist save a community art center for the town's kids, by helping them with their float for the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sweet, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: christmas, save the day, small town, fall in love, love and romance, trial, punishment, love affair, friendship, love, romance, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
All I Want for Christmas (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two New York City children who launch a hilarious scheme to get what they most want this holiday season.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family relations, dysfunctional family, reunion, santa claus, young heroes, couples, eccentric family, disorder, love and romance, mischievous children, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Nanny Express (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With their mother dead, Emily and Ben torment their nannies to quit as fast as their father hires them. Till a nanny named Kate shows up and slowly wins Ben over. That's bad enough, but when her father and Kate start to fall in love, Emily sets ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: nanny, love and romance, single parent, mischievous children, parents and children, teenage life, family life, matchmaking, prank, fall in love, romance, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Madea Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.
Style: sincere, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, christmas, family life, parents and children, family, nothing goes right, friendship, society, adventure, unfulfillment, eccentric family, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Saving Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Kirk is enjoying the annual Christmas party extravaganza thrown by his sister until he realizes he needs to help out Christian, his brother-in-law who has a bad case of the bah-humbugs.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family, family relations, siblings relations, tradition, brother in law, christmas party, christmas season, christian, christmas movie, breakdancing, child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Crazy for Christmas (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl loses her parents and husband and is left driving a limo trying to get by raising her young son. An interesting but strange rich man hires her limo on Christmas eve and has her drive him to various ice rinks where he gives out $100 bills to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, single parent, family, journalism, family gatherings, family relations, neighbor neighbor relationship, obnoxious boss, parents and children, road not taken, miraculous event, generosity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: fall in love, single mother, holiday, secret identity, couples, family relations, love and romance, magic, falling in love, looking for love, love triangle, single parent ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, starting over, family relations, teenager, youth, family, parents and children, hopes, siblings relations, homecoming, female director ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Santa Incident (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During a ride on his sleigh Santa is mistaken for an alien in a UFO. After an attack, he ends up seriously injured in a small town. Two children must help him, so Christmas is not jeopardized.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family, parents and children, hidden identity, government agent, christmas movie, surveillance, santa claus, save the day, friendship, society, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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45%
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It’s Christmastime and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are converging at their parents’ home in Chicago to celebrate the season and rejoice in their youngest brother’s safe return from combat overseas.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: christmas, family problems, parents and children, family gatherings, homecoming, siblings relations, family in crisis, couple relations, couples, priest, winter, christmas dinner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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45%
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Lake Effects (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sara and Lily grew up at Smith Mountain Lake. Sara became estranged from the family and without explanation moved to Los Angeles to study law. Her sister Lily, an artist, teaches locally and lives with their parents, Ray and Vivian, until Dad dies ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family, reunion, homecoming, estate, estrangement, small town, friendship, spirituality, lake, death of father, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
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45%
A Very Merry Mix-Up (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Shop owner Alice Chapman is nervous to meet her future in-laws at Christmas, especially because she is arriving ahead of her new fiance Will Mitchum. Alice’s trip becomes more stressful when her luggage is lost and her phone is damaged, leaving her ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, disorder, destiny, mistaken identity, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, romance, hopes, holiday, misunderstanding, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%