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, humorous, uplifting, feel good, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family life, heroic mission, mischievous children, eccentric family, save the day, youth, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family gatherings, disorder, one last chance, nanny, family, heroes, miraculous event, family relations, hopes, suburbs, optimism, custody, suburban life, single parent, 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 humorous, feel good, semi serious and touching films with plots about family, family relations, parents and children, youth, disorder, family life and christmas mostly in Family, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Christmas: Mary Poppins (1964), All I Want for Christmas (1991), Man of the House (1995), The Nanny Express (2008), Home for the Holidays (1995). 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, humorous, feel good, funny, romantic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, sister sister relationship, santa claus, wedding, prayer, happy ending, father daughter relationship, male female relationship, family problems, escapades, supernatural, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.8
 154K
Mary Poppins (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Style: uplifting, fairy tale, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, magic, family, imagination, family values, parents and children, new job, family relations, female protagonist, adventure, dance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, kids, date night, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family relations, dysfunctional family, reunion, santa claus, young heroes, eccentric family, couples, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Man of the House (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben Archer is not happy. His mother, Sandy, has just met a man, and it looks like things are pretty serious. Driven by a fear of abandonment, Ben tries anything and everything to ruin the "love bubble" which surrounds his mom. However, ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: single parent, parents and children, family relations, family problems, mischievous children, family, opposites attract, dysfunctional family, male bonding, male friendship, family life, child as adult ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2002)
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, humorous, semi serious, exciting, touching ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, couples, family relations, fish out of water, family gatherings, couple relations, disorder, mischievous children, single parent, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, mischievous children, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, teenage life, family life, matchmaking, prank, youth, family, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, witty, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, family relations, nothing goes right, family life, eccentric family, human nature, parents and children, family problems, weekend, single parent, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Pete's Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: 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, parents and children, youth, family, siblings relations, hopes, homecoming, female director ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, hidden identity, road not taken, looking for love, family problems, romance, fall in love, love affair, family life, couples, parents and children, christmas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral Frank Beardsley returns to New London to run the Coast Guard Academy, his last stop before a probable promotion to head the Guard. A widower with eight children, he runs a loving but tight ship, with charts and salutes. The kids long for a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, siblings relations, large family, mischievous children, family life, family relations, parents and children, blended family, opposites attract, eccentric family, couple relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, christmas, mischievous children, young heroes, fish out of water, mistaken identity, child as adult, danger, youth, disorder, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 946
Blizzard (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young girl's aunt tells her the tale of a young ice skater and an enchanted reindeer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, mischievous children, young heroes, friendship, fish out of water, parents and children, hopes, miraculous event, youth, family life ...
⇓ 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, sweet, light, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, reunion, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, family gatherings, siblings relations, family, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, single parent, against the odds, love affair, family gatherings, eccentric family, family life, romance, disorder, matchmaking, couples, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 4K
Prancer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, family relations, friendship, reindeer, barn, farm, family, mischievous children, heroes, misfit ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ramona and Beezus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ramona is a little girl with a very big imagination and a nose for mischief. Her playful antics keep everyone in her loving family on their toes, including her older sister Beezus, who's just trying to survive her first year of high school. ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: mischievous children, aunt niece relationship, family relations, youth, family life, disorder, siblings relations, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship, money problems, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 2K
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: nanny, twins, single parent, family, romance, parents and children, mischievous children, old woman, widower, brother brother relationship, reconciliation, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 393
Mary Christmas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: touching, feel good, captivating, light, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, nanny, single parent, christmas, hopes, family life, tv show, fall in love, parents and children, wish come true, romance, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 2K
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family relations, haunted by the past, family life, youth, mysterious character, friendship, parents and children, family
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: family life, eccentric family, family, youth, holiday, christmas, destiny, adaptation, love, escapades, adventure, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that the children are fighting a war of their own ...
Style: touching, fairy tale, captivating, feel good, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: nanny, family, countryside, mischievous children, farm, children, save the day, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, family values, motorcycle chase ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, dog, christmas, family relations, disorder, parents and children, youth, crimes, father son relationship, best friends, single parent, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, preschoolers, kids
Plot: santa claus, christmas, wish come true, best friends, family, mischievous children, supernatural, disorder, hopes, youth, holiday, imaginary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 2K
Quints (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jamie Grover (Kimberly J. Brown) is an only child who has always wanted out from the constant attention her parents give her. Her wish is finally granted when she finds out her mother is pregnant, but when she turns out to have quints, Jamie's ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family relations, teenager, baby, life turned upside down, family life, child as adult, youth, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, family, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 497
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: feel good, sentimental, humorous, light, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, parents and children, moral dilemma, family relations, wish come true, introspection, store, santa claus, love, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Ray and Sal, two orphaned sisters, adopt and hide a Great Dane puppy from their two adopted parents living in a luxury downtown New York apartment that expressely forbids dogs.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, family life, mischievous children, pets, youth, animal life, disorder, parents and children, reincarnation, adoption, siblings relations ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, road not taken, starting over, hopes, unfulfillment, family, dull life, christmas, destiny, youth, escapades, love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 2K
Snowglobe (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young woman discovers a Christmas-themed dreamworld inside a magical snowglobe. Angela loves Christmas more than anything. However, her family does not share her love for the holiday at all. When she is about to breakdown because of her family, ...
Style: light, humorous, entertaining, sincere, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: hopes, love and romance, prank, supernatural, mischievous children, imaginary, sister sister relationship, family relations, christmas, miraculous event, youth, family ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 531
Miracle (2000)
Genre: Family, Musical, Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: What do you do if you're twelve years old, your mum is a neurotic babbler, your best friend is hitting on the girl you love, and you're the only guy in your class who doesn't yet sport pubes ...? For Dennis P. there's only one ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, family relations, teenage life, mischievous children, young heroes, wish come true, parents and children, child as adult, family, hopes, best friends, magic ...
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Author! Author! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A broadway playwright is burning the candle at both ends. He is dealing with pressure from a production nearing premiere, a wife who is leaving him, and 5 children 4 of which belong to her.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: playwright, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, children, starting over, family relations, large family, actress, crumbling marriage, love affair, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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