Movies like 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, intellectual, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: small town, christmas, santa claus, family, journalism, hopes, small town life, delivery, disorder, hidden identity, fish out of water, americana, mouse, holiday, valentine's day, miraculous event, family relations, belief, gnome, hospital, city, artist, father son relationship, drawing, nerd ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, united states

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Most similar movies to 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family, disorder, christmas, escapades, friends, adventure and holiday mostly in Animation, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like 'Twas the Night Before Christmas: The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970), Frosty the Snowman (1969), A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008), The Polar Express (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Feeling forgotten by the children of the world, old St. Nick decides to skip his gift-giving journey and take a vacation. Mrs. Claus and two spunky little elves, Jingle and Jangle, set out to see to where all the season's cheer has disappeared. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, christmas, mischievous children, elf, young heroes, rescue, misfit, escapades, youth, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s
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100%
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas ...
Style: feel good, christmas special, semi serious, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, monster, family, social misfits, fish out of water, dog, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, heart, materialism ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, christmas special
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, family relations, wedding, mischievous children, santa claus, escapades, family, good versus evil, rescue, friendship, toys, surrealism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, fairy tale, christmas special ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, magic, friendship, snowman, adventure, family, good versus evil, unlikely partners, heroes, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A Miser Brothers' Christmas is a sequel to the classic 1974 television special The Year Without a Santa Claus. The stop-motion animated special, produced by Warner Brothers Television Animation (owners of the post-1973 Rankin/Bass animated ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, save the day, family relations, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, family, escapades, rivalry, miser, brother brother relationship, elf ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Polar Express (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Style: feel good, touching, stylized, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: christmas, magic, belief, adventure, santa claus, train travel, holiday, self discovery, north pole, snow, fish out of water, dream ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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100%
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Saving Santa (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, time travel, christmas, north pole, adventure, save the day, fish out of water, disorder, escapades, elf, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (2002)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Voiced by Elijah Wood, Jennifer Love Hewitt and others, this film features Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, the tiny, famed fairy-tale favorites, who are together for the first time in this heartwarming, magical musical story about courage and ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: disorder, adventure, fish out of water, family relations, youth, hopes, young heroes, misfit, imaginary kingdom, village, cinderella story, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After mis-hearing a radio broadcast about Santa canceling his Christmas trip due to an injured reindeer, Olive the dog decides to travel to the North Pole and volunteer to be a replacement. Unfortunately, Olive must deal with an evil postman ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, christmas special
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: friends, disorder, child in peril, goofy hero, family, mischievous children, mad scientist, partners, buddies, odd couple, misfit, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Santa narrates the story of Buddy's travels to New York City to meet the father he never knew he had. Along the way his unrelenting cheer transforms the lives of everyone he meets and opens his father's eyes to the magic of Christmas.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: obsessive quest, friends, escapades, family, holiday, elf, christmas, disorder, imaginary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Pinocchio's Christmas (1980)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Geppetto prepare for Christmas, Pinocchio joins a puppet show to earn money for a present. There he meets and elopes with the beautiful girl puppet Julietta, leaving Geppetto alone and worried.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, money raising, friends, family relations, disorder, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, forest, mischievous children, youth, family, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
How Murray Saved Christmas (2014)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: One-hour animated special surrounding a surly deli owner Murray Weiner, who is forced to step into Santa's shoes for one Christmas and bumbles his way into doing a great job.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disorder, escapades, misfit, family, save the day, legends and myths, holiday, toys, santa claus, elf, christmas, diner ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Mickey, Minnie, and their famous friends Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto gather together to reminisce about the love, magic and surprises in three wonder-filled stories of Christmas past.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, anthology
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, fish out of water, wish come true, mistaken identity, misfit, family, adventure, young heroes, rescue, mischievous children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Santa and the Three Bears (1970)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Two bear cubs want to meet Santa despite their mother telling them that Santa does not exist. With the help of the park ranger, their wish might come true!
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, christmas special
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, wish come true, family, escapades, youth, save the day, hopes, family relations, animal life, forest, holiday, bear ...
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
O' Christmas Tree (1999)
Genre: Animation, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Featuring the voices of Edward Asner, Tim Conway and Marie Osmond. This heartwarming animated tale begins in a snowy forest on Christmas Eve, where a forlorn little pine tree feels she is too homely to ever realize her dream of being a real ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, wish come true, hopes, christmas eve, help, animal life, winter, kindness, holiday, escapades, following a dream, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse and all his Disney pals star in an original movie about the importance of opening your heart to the true spirit of Christmas. Stubborn old Donald tries in vain to resist the joys of the season, and Mickey and Pluto learn a ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous, not serious, 3d animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family relations, christmas, holiday, anthropomorphic animal, self discovery, friends, family, adventure, uncle nephew relationship, anthropomorphism, cartoon mouse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Belle prepares the castle for Christmas against Beast's wishes, trying to bring him happiness for the season...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, cinderella story, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, secret identity, rivalry, rescue, mischievous children, heroes, escapades, family, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: ghost, redemption, doom, christmas, gold, miser, friends, disorder, supernatural, heroes, family, goofy hero ...
Time: future
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Charlie B. Barker and Itchy Ford are back with Sasha and the gang having a Dicken's of a time as they try to save Christmas from Carface and an evil spirit that wishes to use dogs all over the world to ruin Christmas forever.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dog, christmas, cafe, disorder, animal life, family relations, friends, family, going straight, adventure, unlikely partners, heroes ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: A holiday themed animated direct-to-video film starring Academy Award-winners, Tom and Jerry. It uses a good deal of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet The Nutcracker as background music. This film would be the last animated production for Tom and ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: anthropomorphism, cartoon cat, disorder, adventure, animals, friends, partners, uninhibited rivalry, imaginary kingdom, cat and mouse, cartoon mouse, cat versus mouse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Christmas Is Here Again (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When the evil Krad steals Santa's toy bag, he crushes the holiday spirit- and over time, the world's children forget all about Christmas. Now, a wide-eyed orphan and her band of friends will embark on the polar adventure of a lifetime, as ...
Style: stylized, humorous, feel good, exciting, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: orphan, christmas, santa claus, adventure, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, heroic mission, wish come true, animal life, optimism, young heroes, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2001)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: As a newly crowned princess, Cinderella quickly learns that life at the Palace - and her royal responsibilities - are more challenging than she had imagined. In three heartwarming tales, Cinderella calls on her animal friends and her Fairy Godmother ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: cinderella story, cinderella, princess, magic, fairy godmother, family, cartoon mouse, anthropomorphism, fairy, race against time, adventure, romance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bah, Humduck!: A Looney Tunes Christmas (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: In this adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Daffy Duck is the greedy proprietor of the Lucky Duck Mega-Mart and all he can think about is the money to be made during the holiday season.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: scrooge, holiday, anthropomorphic animal, self discovery, workplace, family, obnoxious boss, disorder, ghost, change of heart, christmas, duck ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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A Christmas Carol (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: One of the best-loved holiday stories of all time is back in this animated, musical version of Charles Dickens' most famous tale. An all-star voice lineup features Whoopi Goldberg, Ed Asner, Michael York and Tim Curry as Scrooge. Come share the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, redemption, power relations, disorder, coldhearted, hopes, misfit, human spirit, self discovery, boss and employee, fish out of water, holiday ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Peter Cottontail wants to be the #1 chief Easter Bunny, and everyone in April Valley agrees...except for Evil Irontail. Peter must deliver more eggs than this archrival to earn the top spot...and save Easter for children everywhere!
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: holiday, easter, easter bunny, puppet, adventure, rivalry, contests and competitions, escapades, family, ambition, rabbit, spring ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When the mysterious Toy Taker grabs all of Santa's toys, it looks like the children will miss out on Christmas. But everyone's favorite reindeer, Rudolph, comes to the rescue with his lovable friends: Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, stylized, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: obnoxious boss, adventure, escapades, misfit, disorder, friends, imaginary kingdom, family, contests and competitions, partners, friendship, christmas ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Scarecrow (2000)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Animated musical fantasy about a scarecrow that saves an orphaned girl from the evil clutches of a maniacal count. Brought to life through magic and love, and aided by his two sidekicks -- a cantankerous mouse and a flying broom -- he's willing ...
Style: humorous, stylized, feel good, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: fall in love, rescue, fish out of water, disorder, romance, orphan, escapades, scarecrow, wizards and magicians, woman in danger, hip hop, defamation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Join Barbie and her sisters Skipper, Stacie and Chelsea as their holiday vacation plans turn into a most unexpected adventure and heartwarming lesson. After a snowstorm diverts their plane, the girls find themselves far from their New York ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, youth, family relations, friends, barbie, christmas present, christmas, christmas party, sister, christmas eve, family gatherings, sister sister relationship ...
Place: usa
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46%
Yogi's First Christmas (1980)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy are awakened from hibernation and join their friends' Christmas activities while interfering with 2 villians' efforts to ruin the holiday.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, christmas special
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, save the day, family, best friends, escapades, adventure, disorder, animal life, friends, hotel, friendship, cartoon bear ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Get ready for all of the laughs, adventure and hip-hopping good times in this all-new imaginative and modern retelling of Uncle Remus' best-loved tales. Parents and kids alike will delight in the escapades of the most mischievous and clever ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: family life, gang, adventure, optimism, disorder, parallel world, hopes, partners, mischievous children, orphan, young heroes, pirate ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%