Movies like A Mom for Christmas

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A Mom for Christmas (1990)
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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 free wish from a wishing well. Her wish for a mother for Christmas is granted by Philomena (Doris Roberts) and Amy (Newton-John), a department store mannequin, is brought to life to be a mom for Jessica.
Style: humorous, touching, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family, miraculous event, family relations, parents and children, imaginary, single parent, holiday, beauty, mannequin, father daughter relationship, soup, department store, shoplifter

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Most similar movies to A Mom for 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, christmas, youth, disorder and family life mostly in Family, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like A Mom for Christmas: Christmas Do-Over (2006), Miracle in Manhattan (2010), Pete's Christmas (2013), Charley and the Angel (1973), A Carol Christmas (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Christmas Do-Over (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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 travel, holiday, hopes, family, love and romance, family relations, disorder, couples, obnoxious boss, time loop, christmas, female director ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Miracle in Manhattan (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
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: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, department store, wizards and magicians, family relations, parents and children, miraculous event, love and romance, hopes, winter, friendship, couples, supernatural ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 ⇓
69%
Charley and the Angel (1973)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charley is a workaholic family man that finds out from an angel that his "number's up" and he will be dying soon so he tries to change his ways and be a better husband and father with the time he has left.
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, family relations, love and romance, supernatural, unfulfillment, miraculous event, afterlife, gangsters, family, going straight, hopes, generosity ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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A Carol Christmas (2003)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, starting over, disorder, family relations, road not taken, hopes, holiday, talk show host, hollywood, supernatural, ghost, friends ...
Time: 2000s
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
61%
A Clever Little Girl Like Lotta (1992)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Lotta is a five old girl living in Sweden with her mother, father, brother and sister. She is living the very normal life of all children of her age...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, cycling, riding a bicycle, rebelliousness, parents and children, family, mischievous children, youth, female director, children
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Trading Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The Martin kids learn of a magic spell that will take them to the 'mommy market' so they can get a more user friendly model. After giving a few other moms a try, they want their own back. But that is not so easy.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, single parent, magic, teenage girl, child as adult, siblings relations, family life, youth, nothing goes right, coming of age, mischievous children, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Borrowers (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Family adventure based on Mary Norton's classic children's books about a race of tiny people who live under the floorboards, resourcefully surviving by borrowing bits and pieces from the large residents who dwell above. After being ...
Style: humorous, not serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: little people, adventure, fish out of water, misfit, family relations, parents and children, eviction, escapades, disorder, youth, imaginary, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Christmas Spirit (2011)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cynical youth whose mother is about to lose her job right before the holidays is visited by a magical Christmas spirit.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family life, youth, family relations, unemployment, parents and children, supernatural, friendship, miraculous event, teenage life, family, house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Talking Pony!?! (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 16 year old JULIET BELLO lives on a ranch with her stepmother KIM and two irritating stepbrothers, CRAIG and PETE. Since her father died the ranch has been going downhill, until in desperation Kim has to entertain the offer from businessman ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, cult film
Audience: family outing
Plot: rivalry, family, farm, family relations, horse, parody, allergy, man versus nature, prank, loss of wife, ranch, father son estrangement
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
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: 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 ⇓
48%
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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 ⇓
47%
Dear Brigitte (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Professor Leaf, an absent-minded poet with a prejudice against the sciences, is forced to face the fact that his son is a math prodigy with little artistic talent of his own.
Style: offbeat, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mathematics, family relations, professor, farce, family life, impossible love, eccentric family, family, prodigy, misfit, obsessive quest, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, childbirth, parents and children, child birth, miraculous event, couple relations, family relations, hopes, soccer, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Talking Cat!?! (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mysterious talking cat uses its powers of communication to enrich the lives of two different families, and bring them together.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, pets, parents and children, disorder, youth, single parent, talking cat, cat, supernatural, friends, family, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
45%
One Christmas Eve (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A series of mishaps threaten a recently divorced mom's attempts to make her two kids' first Christmas "without dad" perfect.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: nothing goes right, disorder, family relations, parents and children, single parent, family, christmas eve, christmas, life turned upside down, fall in love, puppy, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Karlsson on the Roof (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Svante is a young boy who lives with his family in a Stockholm apartment. One day he meets Karlsson, a chubby little man in the prime of his life, who can fly using a propeller on his back and who lives in his little house on the roof.
Style: stylized, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: youth, supernatural ability, family, imaginary, friends, neighborhood, prank, rooftop, flying man
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, family life, hopes, miraculous event, family relations, mysterious character, life turned upside down, disorder, family problems, family, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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 ⇓
40%
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, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: holiday, friends, family, mischievous children, family relations, miraculous event, precocious child, christmas movie, angel, neighbor, teaching the ways of the world, adventure ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Once Upon a Christmas (2000)
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, semi serious, uplifting, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, heroic mission, eccentric family, family life, mischievous children, save the day, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, disorder, one last chance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 66K
Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's ...
Style: touching, fairy tale, humorous, sweet, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, nanny, mischievous children, parents and children, bully, single father, family relations, curses spells and rituals, magic, wizards and magicians, family, children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Mr. Troop Mom (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Public Defender Eddie is a widower with a 13 year-old daughter, Naomi. A classic workaholic, Eddie has been M.I.A. for most of Naomi's big moments. But when an unfortunately timed accident gives Eddie the opportunity to become the "Team ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, family, family life, treasure hunt, camp, friends, siblings relations, youth, family relations, in the woods, summer camp, embarrassment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
36%
A Christmas Romance (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julia Stonecypher is finding it difficult to get into the Christmas spirit. Having recently lost both her husband and her job, Brian Harding, the vice president of the local bank arrives on her doorstep amid a snowstorm, to inform Julia that her ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: eviction, christmas, working class, down on your luck, unemployment, bittersweet, life is a bitch, single parent, love and romance, family, unlikely couple, romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, jewish, follow your dream, disorder, youth, mischievous children, family, family relations, friends, hopes, parents and children, switching roles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Christmas Town (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A week before Christmas Liza McCann visit her estranged father who strangely lives in a town decked out for the holidays and is full of Christmas spirit. Strange events immediately occur when they arrive challenging everything Liza had once believed ...
Style: sweet, light, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night, kids, family outing
Plot: parents and children, family life, estrangement, family relations, small town, christmas, love, holiday, romance, love and romance, couples, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%