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The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (1966)
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The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (1966)
Original name: Il Natale che quasi non fu
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sam Whipple, an attorney in once-upon-a-time-land, is startled to receive a visit from Santa Claus shortly before Christmas. It seems that when he was a child, Sam wrote a letter thanking Santa for the presents he'd received, and offering to return the favor someday. That day is now - a mean old soul named Phineas Prune, who holds the deed to the North Pole, is demanding back rent. Otherwise, he's going to evict Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves and take all the Christmas toys. It's up to Sam and Santa to find a way to pay off Prune and prevent Christmas from being canceled.
Plot: santa claus, elf, christmas, lawyer, villain, north pole, misanthrope, letter, department store, saving christmas

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Most similar movies to The Christmas That Almost Wasn't

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, christmas eve, elf and family relations mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Christmas That Almost Wasn't: Miracle on 34th Street (1994), Santa Claws (2014), Magic Land of Mother Goose (1967), The Santa Clause 2 (2002), Meet The Santas (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (2010)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Santa sets off on his Christmas duties a day early, crashes into the Fox family's house, ends up with amnesia and loses his magic sack of presents, he needs help! But the Fox family are a modern and broken family. Can they help him? The ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sincere, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: santa claus, christmas, memory loss, save the day, family relations, family life, parents and children, saving christmas, family, wish come true, heroes, amnesia ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, christmas, miraculous event, holiday, hopes, friendship, department store, family, misfit, single parent, youth, store ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Santa Claws (2014)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Santa is allergic to cats, so he has a policy against delivering them as gifts, but little Tommy has been SO good, and all he wants is one small kitty. Santa says OK, but instead of one, the whole litter climbs into the sack. When Santa has a major ...
Plot: christmas, cat, kitten, reindeer, santa claus, christmas eve, talking cat, single mother, snow, talking animals
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Magic Land of Mother Goose (1967)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: See Storybook Characters Come to Life! Hear Beautiful Songs! Laugh at the Rag Doll! Be thrilled, amazed, and just plain dumbstruck by this kooky kiddie klassick from Mr.Gore himself, HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS!
Style: fairy tale
Plot: santa claus, sleeping beauty, christmas, surrealism, levitation, magic trick, illusion, jack in the box, stage play, filmed play
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, magic, christmas, holiday, prank, christmas party, toys, family, mistaken identity, disorder, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: sincere, feel good, fairy tale, sentimental, light
Plot: santa claus, christmas, kids and family, family relations, parents and children, holiday, fight, christmas eve, friendship, kindness, christmas present, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
David and the Elves (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Christmas is drawing near, but it’s not a happy time for David. After moving to a big city, his parents have been bogged down with work and forgotten the meaning of Christmas. David decides to change that. Together with Albert the Elf, who escaped ...
Plot: christmas, santa claus, friendship, boy, love, children, holiday, parents, winter, grandparents, snow, elf
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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
Plot: santa claus, christmas, christmas season, christmas present, family relations, good versus evil, magic, save the day, journey, adventure, imaginary character, christmas eve ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Noelle (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kris Kringle's daughter, Noelle, sets off on a mission to find and bring back her brother, after he gets cold feet when it's his turn to take over as Santa.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, exciting ...
Plot: christmas eve, elf, christmas, santa claus, family business, fish out of water, north pole, brother sister relationship, disorder, buddies, holiday, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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
Plot: santa claus, christmas spirit, christmas, holiday, elf, sibling relationship, wish fulfillment, magic, brother sister relationship, north pole, happy ending, christmas season ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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
Plot: santa claus, court, lawyer, christmas, legal, miraculous event, hopes, dishonesty, family relations, fall in love, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: atmospheric, light, sincere, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas spirit, christmas, reindeer, firefighter, loss of father, north pole, brother sister relationship, holiday, brother, children, imaginary character ...
Place: massachusetts, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Miracle on 34th Street (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.
Plot: christmas, santa claus, mother daughter relationship, medical malpractice, christmas season, department store, court hearing, attorney, courtroom, cynicism, old man, single parent ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: santa claus, christmas, workaholic, vacation, life philosophy, self discovery, kids and family, christmas eve, adventure, christmas present, holiday, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 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, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, holiday, family relations, north pole, snow, sibling relationship, toys, disorder, redemption, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, year 1993 ...
Place: illinois, sydney australia, tower bridge london, chicago illinois, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, christmas, reindeer, holiday, deception, north pole, family, christmas eve, disorder, hidden identity, nothing goes right, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Quincy's Quest (1979)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's the night before Christmas, and all toy store rejects are due to be tossed into the furnace. This includes Quincy, a most lifelike doll. In a last ditch effort to save himself and his "unwanted" chums from incineration, Quincy ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: toys, rescue, christmas eve, doll, toy comes to life, santa claus, rejection, friendship, christmas, reject
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: santa claus, christmas, small town, family relations, family, holiday, redemption, bittersweet, dysfunctional family, miraculous event, human nature, innocence lost ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 2K
Northpole (2014)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Northpole, the magical city where Santa and his elves live and work is in trouble. Families around the globe have gotten too busy to enjoy the season together, and Northpole depends on their holiday happiness to keep running. In the hopes of turning ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, captivating, humorous, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, fall in love, parents and children, elf, christmas, save the day, escapades, single parent, youth, north pole, christmas eve, christmas season ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Northpole: Open for Christmas (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A successful businesswoman, Mackenzie, inherits her beloved aunt's inn, and chooses to restore the hotel to its original grandeur only to sell it right before Christmas. Unbeknownst to Mackenzie, she receives some unexpected help from a team of ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, sincere
Plot: christmas, hotel, family, friendship, love, happy ending, society, romance, business, rivalry, youth, santa claus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, rescue, family, adventure, heroic mission, child as adult, fish out of water, village life, village, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Poor Santa Claus. This live-action feature finds his sleigh stuck in the sand on a Florida beach only days before Christmas Eve.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cult film
Audience: family outing
Plot: beach, santa claus, friends, disorder, animal life, forest, friendship, parents and children, imaginary kingdom, fall in love, heroes, rescue ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
48 Christmas Wishes (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Holiday magic has never gleamed brighter as Santa’s Elves head out on an adventure to bring every boy and girl their Christmas wish while also bringing a family back together in this heartfelt Christmas movie from Gaumont. After accidentally ...
Style: captivating, sweet, sincere, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: santa claus, holiday, small town, gift, friendship, society, romance, christmas eve, christmas, christmas present, elf, mother daughter conflict ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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 ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, child custody, christmas eve, toys, holiday, family, adventure, christmas party, magic, father son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Santa's Summer House (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dense fog falls over Southern California, sending a group of discontent vacationers to a mysterious island occupied by a jolly old soul whose Christmas magic works all year round. Before this trip is over, each of the weary travelers learn to see ...
Plot: christmas, house, jacuzzi
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, sweet, fairy tale, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, dog, santa claus, adventure, save the day, hopes, holiday, pets, owner dog relationship, happy ending, christmas present, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Cancel Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Santa Claus has a mission to convince three problematic guys of Riverside Academy to change their attitude, especially Adam, who after being confined to a wheelchair has become a bitter guy. The misconduct of the three is causing serious problems in ...
Style: funny, entertaining, humorous, light, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, teacher student relationship, private school, prank, saving christmas, spoiled brat, cynicism, character change, transformation, hopes, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
59%
 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: santa claus, christmas, reindeer, fish out of water, fall in love, daring rescue, adventure, escapades, love and romance, hidden identity, race against time, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Twice Upon a Christmas (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Santa's first born daughter, Rudolfa, is secretly selling pieces of the North Pole, and eventually take over where she attempts to ruin Christmas, and replace Santa's workshop with a brand new casino. But Santa's lost daughter Kristin ...
Style: light, romantic, entertaining, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, sister sister relationship, wedding, happy ending, father daughter relationship, supernatural, fall in love, male female relationship, parents and children, family problems, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%