Movies like Once Upon a Christmas

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Once Upon a Christmas (2000)
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Once Upon a Christmas (2000)
Original name: Once Upon A Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Can Santa's daughter turn naughty to nice and save Christmas?
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family life, mischievous children, eccentric family, save the day, heroic mission, youth, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, disorder, family gatherings, one last chance, santa claus, holiday, heroes, family, miraculous event, family relations, suburbs, custody, single parent, suburban life, optimism, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada

Most similar movies to Once Upon a Christmas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about christmas, family relations, christmas movie, family, parents and children, disorder and hopes mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Christmas: All I Want for Christmas (1991), Billboard Dad (1998), Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004), Prancer Returns (2001), Blizzard (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, funny, humorous, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, wedding, sister sister relationship, happy ending, father daughter relationship, supernatural, male female relationship, escapades, family problems, parents and children, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, divorced parents, family relations, dysfunctional family, couples, young heroes, eccentric family, disorder, hopes, love and romance, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Billboard Dad (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: High above Hollywood Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are playing Matchmakers! One's a surfer. The other's a high diver. When these two sisters team up to find a new love for their newly single Dad, it's a fun-loving, eye-catching ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, girls' night, pre-teens, date night, family outing
Plot: twins, youth, true love, childhood, matchmaking, single father, estrangement, couples, filmmaking, family problems, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A boy witnesses his mother kissing what he believes to be is the real Santa Clause and retaliates with mischief.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting, touching ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, couple relations, disorder, family relations, family gatherings, couples, single parent, mischievous children, fish out of water, holiday, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nick's plan to let fate bring his wife to him must be altered because he must replace his father as Santa Claus on December 26. Ernst, the right-hand man to several generations of Santas, generates a list of potential mates. Nick dutifully sets ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, hidden identity, road not taken, looking for love, family problems, romance, couples, love affair, family life, fall in love, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Prancer Returns (2001)
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This holiday-themed children's film offers a unique take on the legend of Santa Claus and his tiny reindeer. In this movie, a young boy finds a deer in the forest he is sure is Santa's beloved Prancer. Determined to return the creature to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, youth, santa claus, mischievous children, reindeer, young heroes, mistaken identity, fish out of water, child as adult, orphan, parents and children, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Blizzard (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl's aunt tells her the tale of a young ice skater and an enchanted reindeer.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, youth, self discovery, mischievous children, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, friendship, parents and children, family life, miraculous event, hopes, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Mr. Christmas (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A young father struggling to make ends meet on a Depression-era salary can't afford to buy his 5-year-old daughter what she's expecting Santa Claus to bring her for Christmas. The surprise, uplifting ending is guaranteed to put even the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, youth, family, road not taken, obnoxious boss, ghost, hopes, family relations, disorder, parents and children, miraculous event, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, captivating, sincere, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, court, lawyer, legal, miraculous event, hopes, single parent, dishonesty, fall in love, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Santa Baby 2 (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jenny McCarthy reprises her role as Mary Class, Santa's business-minded daughter, to help save Christmas in Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe, the sequel to ABC Family's original hit movie of 2006. Santa's in the midst of a late-life ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, family business, relationship vs career, hopes, eccentric family, family in crisis, midlife crisis, forced into action, family relations, parents and children, family problems, intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Call Me Mrs. Miracle (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mrs Merkle (or Mrs. Miracle as she is know by some) finds herself in a toy department of a department store that is having all kinds of financial problems, but leave it to this kind lady as she will get the Christmas spirit flowing very freely at ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, department store, winter, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, miraculous event, holiday, hopes, friendship, supernatural, society ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Coming Home for Christmas (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sisters Kate and Melanie haven’t spoken to each other in years since a hurtful scene at Melanie’s wedding. Their parents, Wendy and Al, have let the pain of their daughters’ absence drive a wedge between them, and their tensions have led to a ...
Style: feel good, light, sweet, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, friendship, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, youth, family relations, starting over, parents and children, family, hopes, holiday, christmas season, teenager, time ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, youth, haunted by the past, family relations, family life, friendship, mysterious character, parents and children, coming of age, holiday, family, christmas movie
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Christmas Clause (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A stressed out lawyer and mother of three gets her yuletide wish when she wishes to see what her life would be like if she had chosen to pursue her career in Law rather than marrying and becoming a working mother.
Style: light, feel good, sincere, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, road not taken, wish come true, dull life, starting over, unfulfillment, family, hopes, society, holiday, youth, teaching the ways of the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Mrs. Miracle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Overwhelmed widower Seth Webster is searching for a housekeeper to help him with his unruly six year old twin sons. "Mrs. Miracle" mysteriously appears and quickly becomes an irreplaceable nanny, chef, friend... and matchmaker.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, single parent, nanny, twins, family, parents and children, romance, mischievous children, old woman, brother brother relationship, reconciliation, widower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 481
Mary Christmas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Californian widower Joel Wallace, a successful businessman, is a great catch in a grand mansion, but absorbed by his work. His daughter Felice writes to a TV Christmas special, hoping for a 'new mammy'.
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, nanny, family relations, single parent, hopes, family life, romance, fall in love, wish come true, tv show, parents and children, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Christmas Do-Over (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A ne'er do well father and ex-husband who always raced his way through the holidays is forced to relive Christmas Day time and again until he gets it right in this family oriented fantasy comedy starring Jay Mohr. It's Christmas time once ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: time loop, time travel, christmas, holiday, family relations, couples, disorder, hopes, love and romance, family, obnoxious boss, time ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, moral dilemma, parents and children, family relations, wish come true, introspection, store, santa claus, love, friendship, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: christmas, youth, fall in love, parents and children, save the day, single parent, escapades, family, winter, christmas eve, christmas season, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Merry In-Laws (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When down-to-earth Alex says yes to her boyfriend's marriage proposal, she has no idea that her future-in-laws are none other than Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, love and romance, meet the parents, eccentric family, family life, family relations, couples, parents and children, lifetime, disorder, family, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Ultimate Christmas Present (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A girl steals a weather machine from Santa Claus, to make a snow day. The machine breaks, and causes an out of control snowstorm.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, youth, disney, family, best friends, mischievous children, wish come true, santa claus, holiday, disorder, hopes, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, dog, youth, pets, family relations, disorder, crimes, parents and children, father son relationship, holiday, save the day, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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A Christmas Story 2 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The original traditional one-hundred-percent red-blooded two-fisted all-american christmas continues five years later with Ralphie, Randy mom and the old man. This time Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: christmas, family life, holiday, eccentric family, youth, family, coming of age, adaptation, escapades, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1946
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Mr. St. Nick (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kelsey Grammer stars as Nick St. Nicholas, a Miami-based playboy philanthropist who is about to make his life complete by wedding the girl of his dreams, gorgeous TV weathercaster Heidi Gardelle (Elaine Hendrix). Not known to the general public is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, parents and children, family business, family life, rescue, disorder, beach, empire, factory, destiny, heroes ...
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
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Switchmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: All Ira Finkelstein wants for Christmas is...Christmas. Unfortunately, his parents are sending him to Florida to be with his Grandparents. Ira's spirit soars as he manages to land in Christmas Town, USA, instead.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, youth, follow your dream, mischievous children, disorder, family, hopes, switching roles, family relations, friends, parents and children, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, matchmaking, single parent, against the odds, love affair, romance, disorder, couples, family life, eccentric family, family gatherings, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: christmas, santa claus, memory loss, save the day, family relations, parents and children, family life, wish come true, saving christmas, youth, amnesia, heroes ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Eve's Christmas (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A wealthy and successful career woman gets a second chance in life when a magical wish transports her back in time eight years to when she walked away from her fiance to lead a business life in New York.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, wish come true, one more chance, road not taken, redemption, self discovery, love and romance, couples, family life, holiday, obnoxious boss, hopes ...
Time: year 1996
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Christmas Tree Miracle (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: “A Christmas Tree Miracle” is a warm-hearted tale that reminds us that in the holiday season, the best gifts in life are the simple ones, and that miracles do happen, if you believe.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, uplifting, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, miraculous event, family life, family relations, hopes, family problems, mysterious character, disorder, life turned upside down, saving christmas, christmas spirit, christmas party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%