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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008)
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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five-time Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Henry Winkler stars in The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, the story of what happens when you open your heart to the power of Christmas. Disenchanted single mom Jennifer Cullen (Brooke Burns) is a Scroogette when it comes to anything Christmas. In fact, even her six-year-old son, Brian, is having trouble believing in Santa Claus. But when her Uncle Ralph (Henry Winkler) visits and brings a fellow passenger from his flight named Morgan Derby (Warren Christie), Jennifer s dubious heart awakens to the possibility that perhaps Christmas really does hold miracles. It s uplifting and laugh-packed and a story that will inspire the whole family to believe.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, single parent, against the odds, love affair, romance, family life, couples, family gatherings, matchmaking, disorder, eccentric family, opposites attract, holiday, family, singleness, family relations, love and romance, hopes, passenger, redemption, airplane, bandit, chef, christmas movie, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois

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Most similar movies to The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, semi serious and realistic films with plots about family relations, christmas, family, love and romance, romance, single parent and holiday mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: A Very Merry Mix-Up (2013), A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004), Christmas Mail (2010), A Christmas Romance (1994), Christmas Lodge (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Very Merry Mix-Up (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Shop owner Alice Chapman is nervous to meet her future in-laws at Christmas, especially because she is arriving ahead of her new fiance Will Mitchum. Alice’s trip becomes more stressful when her luggage is lost and her phone is damaged, leaving her ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, disorder, destiny, mistaken identity, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, romance, hopes, holiday, misunderstanding, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Holly stopped believing in Santa Claus after her wish to meet the man of her dreams never came true. So Santa sets her up with Ryan, who isn't entirely truthful about himself. Now Holly faces a dilemma: marry her current boyfriend, Ted, or fall ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: singleness, true love, wish come true, looking for love, opposites attract, fish out of water, fall in love, family life, misfit, couples, disorder, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Christmas Mail (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this holiday romantic comedy, a mysterious woman who works at the post office answering Santa's mail captures the heart of a disillusioned postal carrier
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, workplace romance, christmas movie, workplace, mysterious character, fall in love, wish come true, workplace situations, romance, office, letter, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: eviction, christmas, unlikely couple, love and romance, family, romance, countryside, working class, life is a bitch, single parent, family problems, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Christmas Lodge (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Mary Tobin has wonderful memories of family gatherings at the Christmas Lodge. When she arrives for a weekend vacation, she quickly realizes that the lodge that she loves has fallen into serious disrepair. With a lack of funds and a looming ...
Style: uplifting, semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, wish come true, human spirit, true love, family relations, love and romance, romance, family gatherings, reunion, hopes, family, christmas lights ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Puppy Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When single mom Megan Nolan moves to a new town, she feels guilty for uprooting her ten-year-old daughter Caitlin. Seeing that the little girl's only friend is a neighbor's dog, Megan decides to adopt a shelter pet for Caitlin. She ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: romance, parents and children, family, fall in love, family relations, dog, single parent, pets, hopes, couples, friendship, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Christmas Wish (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: MARTHA EVANS has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in hopes of finding a job and a place to stay, she ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, single mother, small town, family, parents and children, down on your luck, christmas movie, money problems, holiday, prayer, bullying, car trouble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Christmas Angel (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ashley has been on her own all her life. She feels even more alone this Christmas as she searches fruitlessly for a job. The seasonal cheer around her only rubs salt in her wounds as she scrapes by to support herself and her dog, Dash. But her ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: christmas, workplace, fall in love, couples, romance, hopes, human spirit, unemployment, family, singleness, love and romance, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, family, single parent, christmas eve, christmas, life turned upside down, fall in love, puppy, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Taste of Romance (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Uptight French chef, Sara Westbrook, gets fired up when her upscale café, Chez Varenne, is suddenly overshadowed by a new restaurant moving in next door run by a group of rowdy firemen. Led by handsome former fire fighter Gill Callahan and his ...
Style: feel good, light, sweet, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: restaurant, rivalry, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, love affair, firefighter, chef, male female relationship, love, friendship, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Nanny Express (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With their mother dead, Emily and Ben torment their nannies to quit as fast as their father hires them. Till a nanny named Kate shows up and slowly wins Ben over. That's bad enough, but when her father and Kate start to fall in love, Emily sets ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: nanny, love and romance, single parent, mischievous children, parents and children, teenage life, family life, matchmaking, prank, fall in love, romance, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Matchmaker Santa (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: As a little girl, Melanie Hogan (Lacey Chabert) wished to find her own prince charming just like her parents found true love. Now an adult, Melanie is running her own bakery and dating a handsome CEO, Justin (Thad Luckinbill). Although things seem ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, true love, romance, love triangle, family life, disorder, best friends, self discovery, matchmaking, fall in love, family relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Golden Christmas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a magical summer together, a nine-year-old boy whispers his heart into the ear of a best friend. With a loyal, golden dog by their side, the boy and girl bury a time capsule of keepsakes then they go their separate ways. Years later, looking ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, christmas, animal life, getting home, family, starting over, pets, sister sister relationship, parent grown child relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hitched for the Holidays (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A couple of single adults agree to pose as each others significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families from harassing them, only to find that their feelings for each other are real.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, romance, fall in love, family relations, couples, holiday, family gatherings, couple relations, love and romance, singleness, pretend relationship, hanukkah
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, uplifting, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, save the day, heroic mission, eccentric family, family life, family problems, youth, one last chance, disorder, dysfunctional family, family gatherings ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Mary Christmas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Californian widower Joel Wallace, a successful businessman, is a great catch in a grand mansion, but absorbed by his work. His daughter Felice writes to a TV Christmas special, hoping for a 'new mammy'.
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, light, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: nanny, family relations, single parent, christmas, hopes, family life, parents and children, fall in love, tv show, wish come true, romance, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2001)
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, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, couples, disorder, family gatherings, mischievous children, fish out of water, couple relations, single parent, family relations, mistaken identity, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Crazy for Christmas (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl loses her parents and husband and is left driving a limo trying to get by raising her young son. An interesting but strange rich man hires her limo on Christmas eve and has her drive him to various ice rinks where he gives out $100 bills to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, single parent, family, journalism, family gatherings, family relations, neighbor neighbor relationship, obnoxious boss, parents and children, road not taken, miraculous event, generosity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Expired (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay, an angry Traffic Officer who loves his job, being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, young lovers, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle, unlikely couple, single parent, love and romance, unfulfilled love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film that started the classic TV series. Although he's only seven, Eddie's got it all figured out. He wants his father, a widower, to get remarried - to the girl next door. Unfortunately, she's not one of the women that his ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: single father, single parent, widower, wooing, family relations, romance, looking for love, starting over, love and romance, parents and children, love affair, parenthood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Single mom Abbey takes a leap of faith to pursue her passion for interior design. When she gets hired to decorate the estate of local businessman Nick, Abbey must complete the job by Christmas Eve. With the holidays fast approaching, Abbey must ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, romance, interior design, fall in love, male female relationship, holiday, miraculous event, cold, single parent, mistletoe, hopes, businessman ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Christmas in the City (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With the threat of having to close her father's candy store, Wendy and her six-year-old daughter Grace travel to the big city in hopes of making extra holiday cash to save the store. When she's offered a job in the toy department of ...
Style: feel good, touching, light, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: department store, christmas, city life, small town, store, family relations, family business, new job, fired from the job, parent child relationship, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jennie Garth of "90210" stars as Susan, an unemployed Los Angeles museum curator and widowed single mom temporarily living in a small California town with her three sensitive sons. Jake (Brad Rowe of "General Hospital") is a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: looking for love, family relations, fall in love, couples, pets, romance, holiday, disorder, family life, christmas, pet dog, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Princess for Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After her sister and brother-in-law's tragic death, an American woman who is the guardian for her young niece and nephew is invited to a royal European castle for Christmas by her late brother-in-law's father, the Duke of Castlebury. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love and romance, prince, family relations, holiday, christmas, life turned upside down, fall in love, princess, butler, castle, christmas eve, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Mr. Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A young father struggling to make ends meet on a Depression-era salary can't afford to buy his 5-year-old daughter what she's expecting Santa Claus to bring her for Christmas. The surprise, uplifting ending is guaranteed to put even the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, youth, road not taken, family life, family relations, disorder, ghost, hopes, obnoxious boss, when the parents are away, parents and children, miraculous event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 523
The Santa Con (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Small-time con man Nick DeMarco is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays...and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy, that Santa will ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, parents and children, family, moral dilemma, family relations, wish come true, introspection, store, santa claus, love, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Snow Globe Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While clasping her favorite Christmas snow globe, a cynical, overworked TV executive rants about how the movies she produces lie, making you think dreams come can come true. Upset, she tries to smash the globe, but instead it bonks her on the head, ...
Style: light, sweet, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: christmas, alternate reality, road not taken, love and romance, family problems, husband wife relationship, television producer, adaptation, lifestyle, love, opposites attract, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Road to Christmas (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: High-powered fashion photographer Claire Jameson finds herself stranded in middle America on the way to her dream Christmas-time wedding in Aspen. Unable to get another flight or rent a car, Claire is reduced to begging for a ride. When the rugged ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: christmas, family relations, eccentric family, lovers reunited, wedding, couples, mountain, romance, family gatherings, journey, pet dog, plague ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Time Share (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two single parents - male and female - along with their kids have to involuntarily share a house for their holidays.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, fall in love, resort, parents and children, disorder, couples, family relations, romance, single parent, quibbling, love and romance, beach house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, munich germany, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Author! Author! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A broadway playwright is burning the candle at both ends. He is dealing with pressure from a production nearing premiere, a wife who is leaving him, and 5 children 4 of which belong to her.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: playwright, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, children, family relations, starting over, large family, actress, couples, love affair, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%