Movies like The Year Without a Santa Claus 2006

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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.
Style: light, fairy tale, feel good, sweet
Plot: santa claus, christmas, workaholic, adventure, family relations, christmas movie, holiday, kids and family, vacation, self discovery, life philosophy, family bonds, christmas season, christmas eve, christmas present, culture clash

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Most similar movies to The Year Without a Santa Claus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, light and sweet films with plots about christmas, holiday, christmas movie, santa claus, christmas eve, family and family relations mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Year Without a Santa Claus: My Adventures with Santa (2019), The Santa Clause (1994), Santa's Little Helper (2015), Christmas & Co. (2017), 48 Christmas Wishes (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kate Pierce is reluctantly spending Christmas with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack. But when the North Pole and Christmas are threatened to be destroyed, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus.
Style: light, feel good, captivating, sincere
Plot: santa claus, christmas, christmas season, christmas movie, family relations, magic, good versus evil, christmas present, save the day, adventure, imaginary character, christmas eve ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
My Adventures with Santa (2019)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Christmas in the Nolan household isn't what it used to be. Instead of a joyous family gathering, they are spending this holiday apart. On a last minute shopping trip with Dad, the family enters an enchanted store only to discover a dazzling ...
Style: sweet, light, fairy tale, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family relations, kids and family, parents and children, family, holiday, adventure, santa claus, love and romance, couple relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Santa Clause (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish Santa's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole, where Scott learns ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, christmas eve, child custody, toys, holiday, family, adventure, christmas tree, christmas party, magic, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Santa's Little Helper (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After getting fired from his job, a slick, fast-talking businessman is thrown into an elf competition to become Santa¹s next second-in-command. Put through a series of rigorous training exercises to prepare for the contest, The Miz and another ...
Style: entertaining, light, sweet, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: christmas, magic, north pole, adventure, santa claus, christmas movie, holiday, family, christmas eve, toys
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, children, christmas eve, gift, magic, christmas party, snow, toy, celebration, childhood ...
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
48 Christmas Wishes (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Holiday magic has never gleamed brighter as Santa’s Elves head out on an adventure to bring every boy and girl their Christmas wish while also bringing a family back together in this heartfelt Christmas movie from Gaumont. After accidentally ...
Style: feel good, sweet, light, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, christmas present, elf, holiday, society, friendship, romance, christmas eve, gift, small town, letter to santa claus ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 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, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, christmas, christmas movie, holiday, deception, north pole, family, disorder, nothing goes right, hidden identity, family life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: light, sincere, atmospheric, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, christmas spirit, firefighter, loss of father, reindeer, brother sister relationship, holiday, brother, imaginary character, children, journey ...
Place: massachusetts, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: santa claus, magic, christmas, holiday, prank, christmas party, toys, family, disorder, chaos, mistaken identity, christmas eve ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
A Carol Christmas (2003)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Carol Christmas follows the basic plot of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, but the story has been modernized. The traditional "Scrooge" character is a talk show host named Carol.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, light, sweet
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, disorder, family relations, road not taken, starting over, friends, hollywood, hopes, holiday, talk show host, female protagonist, christmas eve ...
Time: 2000s
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
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Noelle (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
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, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: christmas eve, elf, christmas, santa claus, north pole, fish out of water, christmas movie, family business, brother sister relationship, disorder, buddies, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Christmas Switch (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Christmas works its magic in this body-switching holiday tale about two very different moms who find that help is where you least expect it, and most need it. When struggling singer Audrey and wealthy record executive Julia collide at the mall, they ...
Style: entertaining, light, humorous, feel good, funny
Audience: girls' night
Plot: body swapping, christmas, female protagonist, happy ending, christmas season, christmas movie, aspiring singer, holiday, female singer, family values, self discovery, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
64%
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: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, semi serious, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, santa claus, village, redemption, male protagonist, holiday, materialism, rescue, family, disorder, social misfits ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Dennis The Menace version of A Christmas Carol where Mr. Wilson plays his own version of Scrooge. While Dennis has problems of his own with the neighborhood bully, he does his best to try and give Mr. Wilson the Christmas Spirit. Dennis causes his ...
Style: feel good, light, sincere, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, holiday, friends, miraculous event, family, family relations, precocious child, christmas movie, christmas, angel, neighbor, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, holiday, family relations, north pole, snow, sibling relationship, imaginary, toys, disorder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: tower bridge london, sydney australia, london, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
62%
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: light, entertaining, feel good, funny, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, teacher student relationship, prank, private school, saving christmas, cynicism, character change, transformation, spoiled brat, hopes, holiday ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Christmas List (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Isobel Gray plans a storybook Christmas with her boyfriend, including a snow-covered cottage in the Northwest, and a carefully composed bucket list of classic holiday traditions. But when the boyfriend goes AWOL, the list proves challenging and a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, entertaining
Plot: christmas, holiday, bucket list, christmas movie, christmas season, dream, perseverance, romantic friendship, stubbornness, love and romance, christmas eve, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rich and nasty woman returns to her hometown to evict everyone but discovers the true meaning of Christmas thanks to the local townsfolk – and an actual angel. Features 14 original songs with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton!
Style: sentimental, colourful, humorous, fairy tale, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, christmas spirit, rich man, christmas movie, christmas season, human nature, character change, ghost story, coldhearted, human spirit, life changing experience ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Perfect Christmas List (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a last wish, a recently hospitalized grandmother, Evie, tasks her daughter and granddaughter, Sara, with a list of festive accomplishments to do together before Christmas, hoping that the adventure of the experience will repair their ...
Style: feel good, light, romantic, sweet
Plot: christmas, grandmother granddaughter relationship, doctor, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, christmas season, christmas movie, misunderstanding, love and romance, true love, christmas eve, love affair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 240K
Elf (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, christmas spirit, christmas movie, santa claus, elf, goofy hero, father son relationship, fish out of water, corporate world, north pole, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, south pole, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.7
 215
Tiny Christmas (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 66 min.
Story: It is Christmas Eve, and a clumsy elf accidentally shrinks down two cousins into miniature sizes! The kids are then scooped up into Santa's sack and dropped off across the street at their neighbour's house. In order to make it home for ...
Style: light, feel good, exciting, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, cousin cousin relationship, elf, christmas present, escapades, adventure, return home, hopes, happy ending, heroes, youth, adaptation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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 ⇓
58%
Annie Claus is Coming to Town (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This year, Santa’s daughter (Maria Thayer) takes her first trip away from the North Pole during the Christmas season hoping to find adventure and love in sunny California. While Santa watches his daughter through a magic snow globe, Annie arrives ...
Style: sincere, romantic, captivating, sweet
Plot: santa claus, holiday, christmas movie, looking for love, falling in love, fall in love, father daughter relationship, parent grown child relationship, manipulation, family business, deception, holiday season ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 858
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, entertaining, light, sentimental
Plot: christmas, christmas eve, little girl, homeless shelter, marketing, social worker, santa claus, christmas present, store, christmas tree, playground, viral video ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Christmas in Wonderland (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three kids and their Dad move from L.A to Edmonton. When they go shopping at West Edmonton Mall they find counterfeit cash. They inadvertently help catch the crooks, and later make a discovery about Santa
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, siblings relations, family life, forgery, family, adventure, crimes, mischievous children, save the day, disorder, cons and scams, christmas eve ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 2K
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 ⇓
57%
Help for the Holidays (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Although she loves Christmas, Santa’s elf Christine (Summer Glau) wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the North Pole. When Santa receives an emergency wish from a little boy in Los Angeles, he puts Christine on a special ...
Style: sincere, entertaining, feel good, light
Plot: christmas spirit, santa claus, christmas tree, holiday season, christmas, elf, holiday, sibling relationship, wish fulfillment, magic, christmas movie, north pole ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Wonderful Christmas: Feliz Navidad (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The true meaning of Christmas comes home to the Rivera household in a very unexpected way. With Mom expecting a new baby and Dad facing work challenges, young Josie takes it upon herself to make sure the family has a Christmas they'll never ...
Style: light, feel good, romantic, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, family relations, husband wife relationship, romantic relationship, pregnant wife, kids and family, family, family life, humour, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%