Movies like The Night They Saved Christmas

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The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)
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The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus' North Pole village. He realizes that any blasting at the second site will destroy his home. He enlists the aid of a woman and her children to convince her husband (who works for the company) that the first site is where the oil they want is. Along the way, Santa explains all his secrets in delivering presents all around the world.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, adventure, village, friendship, family, heroes, friends, legends and myths, wise man, danger, escapades, disorder, rescue, save the day, holiday, family drama, santa claus, arctic, north pole, oil, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, saving christmas, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Night They Saved Christmas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, feel good and touching films with plots about family, disorder, friends, friendship, christmas, family relations and danger mostly in Family, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Night They Saved Christmas: Prancer Returns (2001), Santa Claus (1985), A Christmoose Story (2013), The Search for Santa Paws (2010), Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: reindeer, santa claus, christmas, child's point of view, mischievous children, young heroes, mistaken identity, child as adult, fish out of water, danger, youth, orphan ...
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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, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, adventure, holiday, danger, heroes, rescue, mad scientist, disorder, escapades, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
A Christmoose Story (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands, Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel, A CHRISTMOOSE STORY brings to life the tale of an unlikely friendship between a young boy and a large, talking moose. Young Max has low expectations for his first Christmas after his parents’ divorce, when suddenly ...
Style: feel good, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, save the day, friendship, escapades, adventure, family, friends, disorder, santa claus, gift, boy, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Hermie & Friends: A Fruitcake Christmas (2005)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, toddlers
Plot: heroes, family life, disorder, friends, danger, escapades, christmas, family, pets, computer animation, family relations, caterpillar
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Search for Santa Paws (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the tradition of disney's classic holiday tales comes a heartwarming movie about the power of giving and the true meaning of christmas. Discover how the legendary friendship of Santa Claus and Santa Paws began in the inspiring original film, ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, dog, friendship, orphan, pets, christmas, adventure, save the day, young heroes, memory loss, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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, heroes, pirate, ghost, danger, dangerous animal, young heroes, mischievous children, save the day, family, parents and children ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Three Dogateers (2014)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a couple of burglars make off with their family's presents and decorations, the Three Dogateers set off on a journey to sniff out the bad guys and save Christmas!
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, santa claus, save the day, escapades, pets, obsessive quest, christmas movie, christmas, friendship, family, disorder, dog movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, dog, santa claus, adventure, save the day, pets, hopes, holiday, owner dog relationship, christmas present, best friends, christmas movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, family relations, friendship, reindeer, farm, barn, family, heroes, youth, mischievous children ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Santa Who? (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Story: Santa Claus develops amnesia after accidentally falling out of his sleigh and only the innocence of a small child can save him. Meanwhile, Santa has to battle the disbelief of a newsman.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, save the day, young heroes, friendship, memory loss, family relations, disorder, family, family life, holiday, friends, romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Luck of the Irish (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, adventure, teenage life, friendship, family life, child as adult, youth, basketball, danger, family, imaginary, legends and myths ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Nutcracker (1993)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie falls asleep and dreams herself into a fantastic world in which her toys become larger than life. She meets up with the Nutcracker Prince who takes her on a journey to his kingdom and defends her from the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, stylized, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, family, danger, rescue, young heroes, family relations, disorder, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, escapades, christmas movie, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Stardust (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A scientist finds his newest invention; a microchip that infuses inanimate objects with human qualities co-opted by the company he works for, which wants to capitalize on his findings. Knowing his creation can be used for evil purposes, he stashes ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, rescue, a.i., adventure, imaginary, family relations, disorder, friends, rivalry, obnoxious boss, family, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, light, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, toy comes to life, adventure, family, toys, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, toy soldier, parallel world, coming of age ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, christmas, fish out of water, fall in love, escapades, daring rescue, adventure, dishonesty, love and romance, hidden identity, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Two-Bits & Pepper (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Comedy about idiotic (the two can't even add 1+1) kidnappers, both played for unknown reasons by Joe Piscopo, who capture two young girls and hold them for ransom. However, in "Home Alone" fashion, the two girls make fools of the two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, friendship, horse, heroes, family, crimes, confined, hostage, friends, animal life, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: christmas, save the day, supernatural ability, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, danger, family, miraculous event, wish come true, magic, elf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Christmoose Carol (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied young boy befriends a flying, talking moose that crashed through his ceiling after a test-flight with Santa went terribly awry in this holiday film for the whole family. But later, just as Mr. Moose and Beril strike up a friendship, the ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, friendship, adventure, heroes, youth, escapades, family, animal life, christmas, children, friends, wounded animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, family life, rebelliousness, family gatherings, village life, village, siblings relations, parents and children, social relations, family relations, generosity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, toddlers, family outing
Plot: adventure, family, chase, imaginary kingdom, countryside, fish out of water, heroes, misfit, danger, youth, escapades, young heroes ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Body Troopers (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A little kid shrinks himselfs so that he can travel into the body of his grandfather. Here he has to kill the kidney-stone his grandfather is suffering from.
Style: offbeat, feel good, humorous, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: escapades, save the day, youth, family, chases and races, chase, young heroes, danger, heroes, adventure, heroic mission, friends ...
Time: 20th century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Good Witch's Wonder (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cassie Nightingale (Bell) finds herself with only days to plan her stepson Brandon's (Knight) wedding to Tara (Leggat) when the happy couple unexpectedly pushes up the date for their big day. Meanwhile, Martha (Disher), the newly elected mayor ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, uncover truth, friendship, family, family relations, small town, small town life, imaginary, social relations, friends, party, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Beanstalk (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young boy finds a crate of green beans. When they're planted, they grow a beanstalk to the clouds, where a castle of giants are habited.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: small town, giant, youth, mischievous children, escapades, adventure, imaginary, young heroes, danger, heroes, chases and races, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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A Halloween Puppy (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A boy accidentally turns his mom's boyfriend into a dog.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: halloween, human becoming an animal, human becomes animal, family, curses spells and rituals, youth, best friends, magic, dog, family relations, friendship, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
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Santa Hunters (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Four children trIn Santa Hunters, Alex and his cousins Zoey (Yde) and Richard (Coronel) create an elaborate setup of traps to catch Santa on tape, but their plan backfires when they realize that seeing Santa will cause him to lose his Christmas ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, adventure, track down, youth, escapades, santa claus, friendship, imaginary, chases and races, heroes, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Wind in the Willows (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada, Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Matt Lucas as a marvellous Toad, Mark Gatiss as a spiky rat, Lee Ingleby as a nervous Mole, and Bob Hoskins as a grumpy old Badger make a classy cast within yet another version of Kenneth Grahame's classic book.
Style: clever, humorous, feel good, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, legends and myths, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, friendship, disorder, humble, mischievous children, hopes, mole, rabbit, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, santa claus, miraculous event, holiday, hopes, friendship, department store, family, disorder, couples, youth, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Vincent and Me (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While sketching one day, 13 year old Jo encounters a mysterious art dealer who buys a few of her drawings and commissions her to do some more. Some time thereafter she reads a news story about a million dollar sale of some drawings of a young ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, young heroes, forgery, escapades, adventure, crimes, dishonesty, righting the wronged, cons and scams, family, youth, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: amsterdam, canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, sincere, humorous
Plot: christmas, happy ending, hotel, family, love, friendship, romance, business, youth, society, rivalry, holiday ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, christmas, dog, family relations, disorder, parents and children, crimes, youth, father son relationship, single parent, best friends, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%