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The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006)
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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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and light films with plots about christmas, santa claus, holiday, family, family relations, disorder and christmas eve mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Year Without a Santa Claus: A Dog for Christmas (2015), The Christmas Chronicles (2018), Santa Claws (2014), Christmas & Co. (2017), Miracle on 34th Street (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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95%
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 ⇓
87%
The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (1966)
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 ...
Plot: santa claus, elf, christmas, lawyer, villain, north pole, misanthrope, department store, letter
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, santa claus, snow, christmas eve, reindeer, talking cat, kitten, single mother, talking animals
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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 ⇓
62%
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
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61%
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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 ⇓
59%
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: humorous, fairy tale, light, funny, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, village, redemption, holiday, social misfits, disorder, dishonesty, fish out of water, social relations, rescue, magic ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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 ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
49%
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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, 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 ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
47%
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: santa claus, christmas, rescue, family life, parents and children, family business, disorder, beach, family relations, wedding, destiny, family ...
Place: florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Finding John Christmas (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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 ...
Plot: christmas, newspaper, competition, emergency room, medical examination, brother, photographer
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Dorf's Christmas Specials (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: This Christmas extravaganza is filled with sidesplitting short films and joyous comedy sketches starring Santa's favorite elf, Dorf (Tim Conway.
Plot: holiday, snow, elf, sketch, reindeer, santa claus, christmas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
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 540
If You Believe (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bah! Humbug! Susan Stone is definitely what you'd call a modern-day scrooge. She is a young, jaded book editor who is consumed with self-doubt and has lost the passion and drive that defined her childhood persona. On the verge of losing her job ...
Plot: christmas, christmas movie, christmas present, christmas eve, christmas tree, small town, public humiliation, christmas lights, novel, book editor, female protagonist, kissing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 736
The Santa Suit (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drake Hunter, the president of Hunter Marketing, has the perfect plan to boost sales for his father's toy company over the holiday season--hire department store Santas to promote his father's merchandise. When the real Santa Claus turns ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Plot: christmas, store, christmas present, christmas eve, christmas tree, gift
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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 ⇓
42%
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 613
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 ⇓
41%
A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kat is an aspiring singer-songwriter who dreams of making it big. However, her dreams are stalled by her reality: a conniving and cruel stepfamily and a demoralizing job working as a singing elf at billionaire Terrence Wintergarden’s Santa Land.
Style: fairy tale, romantic, sweet, inspirational, sentimental
Plot: cinderella, christmas, female singer, love and romance, happy ending, christmas party, miraculous event, dream, songwriter, modern day adaptation, santa claus, eligible bachelor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Call Me Claus (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: If She's Going To Save Christmas, She's Got Some Big Shoes To Fill.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, nothing goes right, fish out of water, haunted by the past, goofy hero, disorder, redemption, misfit, ghost, santa claus, family life, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Get Santa (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A father and son who must team up to save Christmas, once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, young heroes, save the day, rescue, family, youth, parents and children, escapades, family relations, chases and races, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
40%
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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, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, adventure, track down, youth, escapades, santa claus, friendship, chases and races, legends and myths, imaginary, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Mom for Christmas (1990)
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around 11-year-old Jessica (Juliet Sorcey), whose mother died when she was three years old. Her father Jim (Doug Sheehan) is a workaholic with little time for his daughter. Just before the Christmas holiday season, Jessica wins a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family, imaginary, single parent, miraculous event, parents and children, family relations, holiday, beauty, mannequin, soup, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
 6.2
 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 ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%