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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: 94 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, north pole, villain, misanthrope, letter, department store

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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, humorous, light and semi serious films with plots about christmas, santa claus, holiday, family relations, family, christmas movie and christmas eve mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Christmas That Almost Wasn't: The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006), Noelle (2019), Santa Claws (2014), Miracle on 34th Street (1973), Help for the Holidays (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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.
Plot: christmas, santa claus
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95%
 6.3
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Noelle (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, entertaining, light, exciting ...
Plot: elf, christmas eve, christmas, santa claus, brother sister relationship, north pole, family business, fish out of water, christmas movie, disorder, buddies, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, sincere, funny, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: santa claus, memory loss, christmas, save the day, family relations, parents and children, family life, family, elf, wish come true, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 662
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, santa claus, snow, christmas eve, reindeer, talking cat, kitten, single mother, talking animals
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, cynicism, christmas season, christmas movie, court hearing, single mother, intergenerational friendship, santa claus suit, calling parent by first name, bearded man ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, feel good, light
Plot: santa claus, christmas spirit, elf, christmas, sibling relationship, christmas movie, wish fulfillment, magic, holiday season, christmas tree, holiday, kiss on the lips ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: christmas, miraculous event, santa claus, holiday, friendship, hopes, department store, family, fairy, family relations, youth, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 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: elf, christmas, save the day, fall in love, youth, single parent, parents and children, escapades, family, imaginary, north pole, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: sincere, atmospheric, light, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas spirit, christmas, children, brother sister relationship, reindeer, holiday, imaginary character, journey, brother, sister, little sister ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 127
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: toy, toys, christmas, rescue, friendship, toy comes to life, doll, santa claus, reject, christmas eve, rejection
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: santa claus, pirate, heroes, rescue, family, danger, young heroes, ghost, parents and children, friendship, imaginary kingdom, fall in love ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: light, feel good, sincere, humorous
Plot: christmas, happy ending, hotel, family, friendship, love, society, youth, romance, business, rivalry, elf ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 11K
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, touching ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, adventure, holiday, mad scientist, danger, escapades, rescue, disorder, heroes, village ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Snow 2: Brain Freeze (2008)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: It's three days before Christmas, and Nick Snowden forgets about spending early Christmas with his wife, Sandy due to pressure at work. After a fight, Nick walks through a magical mirror and ends up with amnesia. Now it's up to Sandy to ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: memory loss, santa claus, amnesia, christmas, family, danger, good versus evil, family relations, disorder, rivalry, supportive spouse, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, christmas movie, christmas, holiday, deception, north pole, family, nothing goes right, hidden identity, family life, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: light, captivating, sweet, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: elf, santa claus, christmas, christmas present, holiday, christmas eve, romance, small town, friendship, gift, society, mother daughter conflict ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 39K
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, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: holiday, family relations, christmas, santa claus, family, disorder, redemption, goofy hero, north pole, sibling relationship, family life, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: tower bridge london, london, illinois, sydney australia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: lawyer, santa claus, hopes, miraculous event, legal, disorder, fall in love, love and romance, dishonesty, single parent, family relations, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, fish out of water, miraculous event, innocence lost, americana ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, light, fairy tale, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, adventure, save the day, pets, hopes, holiday, dog, santa claus, christmas movie, owner dog relationship, christmas present, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 212K
Elf (2003)
Genre: 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, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, christmas spirit, elf, christmas movie, goofy hero, santa claus, fish out of water, corporate world, north pole, orphan, new job, holiday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, gift, christmas eve, magic, snow, christmas party, sleigh, celebration, christmas decorations ...
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: save the day, supernatural, supernatural ability, miraculous event, wish come true, family, danger, escapades, imaginary, magic, elf, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: toys, christmas, holiday, magic, prank, santa claus, son, toy, christmas party, family, christmas movie, wedding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: entertaining, funny, feel good, light, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, teacher student relationship, private school, prank, cynicism, hopes, spoiled brat, transformation, character change, children, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: jacuzzi, house, christmas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Dog for Christmas (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The entire family stays at Dave and Sandy's home for the holidays. Kassandra wants a puppy for Christmas, but Mom and Dad aren't ready for that. Will Santa grant Kassandra's only wish for Christmas?
Plot: christmas, dog, family relations, santa claus, winter, christmas movie, dog movie
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Christmas Story (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Finland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year - at Christmas - Nikolas moves to a new home. To show his gratitude, Nikolas ...
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: santa claus, orphan, apprentice, friendship, toys, village, christmas, young heroes, selflessness, secret, carpenter, family relations ...
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 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, touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, zoo, reindeer, christmas, fall in love, fish out of water, adventure, escapades, daring rescue, dishonesty, love and romance, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Christmas Spirit (2011)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cynical youth whose mother is about to lose her job right before the holidays is visited by a magical Christmas spirit.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family life, youth, family relations, unemployment, parents and children, supernatural, friendship, miraculous event, teenage life, family, house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%