Movies like Finding John Christmas

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Finding John Christmas (2003)
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Finding John Christmas (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a photojournalist (David Cubitt) photographs a mysterious stranger performing an act of bravery, the act quickly becomes headline news and the town dubs the stranger "John Christmas". After seeing the photo, Kathleen McAllister (Valerie Bertinelli) becomes convinced that the mysterious stranger is in fact her long-lost brother Hank (William Russ). With the town's help, Kathleen and Noah set about to find the stranger's true identity with the help Max (Peter Falk), a Christmas angel.
Plot: christmas, photographer, brother, competition, newspaper, medical examination, emergency room

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, light and humorous films with plots about christmas, holiday, christmas movie, family relations, friendship, family and christmas eve mostly in Drama, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Finding John Christmas: Santa's Summer House (2012), Ebbie (1995), Santa Claws (2014), A Town Without Christmas (2001), One Royal Holiday (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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95%
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Ebbie (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.
Plot: christmas, death, switching roles, ghost, marketing, sister, scrooge
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75%
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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, christmas eve, santa claus, kitten, snow, reindeer, talking cat, single mother, talking animals
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
A Town Without Christmas (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the small town of Seacliff, Wash., a child's letter to Santa Claus captures the nation's attention. When the little boy, Chris, writes that he wishes to leave this world so he will no longer be a burden to his divorcing parents, a race ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: small town, parents and children, christmas, family problems, missing child, journalism, media, love and romance, small town life, family in crisis, letter, little boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington state, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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One Royal Holiday (2020)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Anna offers a stranded mother and son shelter in a blizzard, she learns that they are the Royal Family of Galwick. Anna shows the Prince how they do Christmas in her hometown, encouraging him to open his heart and be true to himself.
Plot: christmas, blizzard, queen, snow, nurse, holding hands, royalty, speech, parade, bodyguard, prince, kiss
Place: connecticut, new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Last Christmas (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young boy's dream of finding his dead father comes true when his father visits him as an angel. But things turn sour when he discovers that his father was not the hero he imagined him to be.
Plot: christmas, family relations, father son relationship, surrealism, ghost, past, angel, journey
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, humorous, sincere
Plot: christmas, happy ending, hotel, family, love, friendship, rivalry, romance, society, business, youth, elf ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, single mother, letter read aloud, calling parent by first name, department store, attorney, drunken man, holiday season, pie in the face, parade, santa claus suit ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Salted Christmas (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Faith Filled Christmas" (formerly Salted Christmas), produced by Manifest Pictures, is a faith-based, comedy film centering around one family and their desire to replicate the example of Jesus as they celebrate the Christmas season. The ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christmas, care, christian, adoption
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Christmas Carol (1984)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, redemption, ghost, holiday, self discovery, reconciliation, reform, miser, family, misfit, supernatural ability, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, victorian, 70s ...
Place: england, europe, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Christmas Carol (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: "If I could work my will, every idiot that goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips would be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly in his heart" So spoke the immortal words of Christmas’ most famous miser, ...
Plot: christmas, scrooge, holiday, ghost, redemption, compassion
Time: 1840s, victorian era
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55%
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Expecting Mary (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Expecting Mary is the story of a young girl, who's had all the trappings of an upscale life, but it's only when she finds herself in a small New Mexico town, in a downtrodden trailer park, that she learns the real meaning of love, ...
Plot: christmas, trailer park
Place: new mexico
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53%
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Silver Bells (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Manhattanite Catherine O'Mara (Heche) bonds with a young man who has run away from his father. When the father returns to New York a year later to sell his Christmas trees, he and Catherine cross paths.
Plot: christmas, farmer, father son relationship, false identity, christmas tree, photographer, family relations, falling, museum, horse drawn carriage, children's choir, reunion ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Holiday Calendar (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A talented photographer stuck in a dead-end job inherits an antique Advent calendar that may be predicting the future -- and pointing her toward love.
Style: light, sweet, romantic, sincere
Plot: christmas, christmas calendar, holiday, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gift, magic, female photographer, interracial romance, love interest, dating, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Christmas Oranges (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a town not so far away and a time not so long ago, baby Rose was left on the porch of Greenwoods Orphanage, where Mrs. Hartley (Nancy Stafford) and the children under her tender care become her family. But when tragedy strikes, Rose (Bailee ...
Style: sincere, touching, social, compassionate
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphanage, christmas, orphan, kindness, friendship, life is a bitch, bereavement, child protagonist, influenza, orange, song
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, life changing experience, angel, family, desperation, generosity, holiday, road not taken, alternate reality, suicide attempt, self discovery, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: usa, united states, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two brothers' lives are changed forever when they hit the road to a snowbound Alaskan village. Brother Ray and Pete had been feuding for years. So, when their ailing father asks them to drive a semitruck full of gifts and supplies from ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pregnancy, christmas, rebelliousness, family gatherings, village life, family, family life, village, siblings relations, parents and children, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Christmas Spirit (2011)
Genre: Drama, 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, family, teenage life, angel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Three Days (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ten years ago, Andrew married his childhood sweetheart, Beth. Now Andrew's a high-powered literary agent, but his relationship with his wife has not fared as well. When Beth is tragically killed just days before Christmas, an angel gives Andrew ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, captivating
Plot: angel, death of wife, second chance, marriage, christmas, love and romance, husband wife relationship, death, holiday, yoga, literary agent, black man ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Silver Bells (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An overly win-driven sportscaster goes too far and must perform community service during December as a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army.
Plot: christmas, basketball game, toilet paper, judge, competition, charity, community service, high school, flour, bell, family relations, television studio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, miraculous event, holiday, friendship, hopes, department store, family, couples, family relations, misfit, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Scrooge and Marley (2001)
Genre: Musical, Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Ebenezer Scrooge is back in a made-for-TV film produced by Coral Ridge Ministries. The ill-tempered miser is played by skilled Christian actor Dean Jones, widely acclaimed for his acting ability in St. John in Exile and well-known for many Disney ...
Style: surreal
Plot: united states of america, transformation, church, christmas, greed, atheist, separation
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Wish Upon a Christmas (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When business executive Amelia returns home to help a family-run ornament company, the employees see her as their savior who is coming in to rescue the company. They are heart-broken and shocked to learn that her plan to get the company on track ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, romantic, feel good, light
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, wish come true, small town, old love, unfulfillment, transformation, family business, holiday, family problems, christmas spirit, male female relationship, second chance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Back to Christmas (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Saddened about spending another Christmas alone, Ali meets Ginny, a quirky and spunky woman, at a diner on Christmas Eve. Ali tells Ginny that she was to be married on New Year's Eve last year, but over the course of the holidays she and her ...
Plot: christmas, hometown, holiday, kiss, break up, drinking alcohol, humiliation, gift, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, drinking ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Christmas at Cartwright's (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With Christmas approaching, a struggling single mom finds herself working as a department store Santa Claus, as a real-life angel delivers good fortune and the possibility of holiday romance.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, sweet, light
Plot: christmas, single mother, christmas movie, christmas season, department store, guardian angel, love affair, romance, love, miraculous event, new love, holiday ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, christmas, apprentice, friendship, toys, village, young heroes, selflessness, secret, carpenter, christmas present ...
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
How Sarah Got Her Wings (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Good Samaritan Sarah Fitzpatrick has a fatal accident just before Christmas, and finds herself in the lobby before the gates of Heaven. Certain that she will be let in, she is shocked to find that her name is not on the reservation list. However, ...
Style: sentimental, light, romantic, touching, feel good
Plot: christmas, saving a life, christmas eve, rescue, love affair, kindness, love and romance, female protagonist, angel, unlikely partners, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, happy ending ...
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Child's Christmas in Wales (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: It's Christmas Eve in Wales. A young boy named Thomas is excited about the holiday, but he's also disappointed because it's raining instead of snowing. His grandfather gives him an old snow globe as an early Christmas present and ...
Plot: memory, santa claus, christmas, toy, welsh, prank, toys, christmas eve, grandfather grandson relationship, gift, food, child protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Wish For Christmas (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a high school senior finds out from her parents that she must miss the town's winter dance in order to attend church, she successfully wishes their faith away, bringing disastrous consequences to her family and community. To restore their ...
Style: christian film, feel good, entertaining, humorous, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, atheist, religion, prayer, church, faith, parents and children, stereotypes, family, lifestyle, prejudice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Dog Named Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, adoption, boy dog relationship, dog, pets, family relations, family, animal shelter, animals, mentally challenged, christmas movie, animal life ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%