Holiday movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant holiday movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out feel good, humorous, light, entertaining, funny and clever films and TV shows about / with christmas, holiday, family, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, snow, christmas movie, mentor and winter plots mostly in Comedy, Family and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as holiday: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), The Holiday (2006), Home Alone (1990), Deck the Halls (2006), A Christmas Carol (2009), Christmas with the Kranks (2004), Rise of the Guardians (2012), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Elf (2003), Love Actually (2003).

List of holiday movies

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, exciting, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, adventure, children, home alone, trap, when the parents are away, mischievous children, young heroes, homeless, boy, snow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, florida, chicago illinois, miami ...
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 6.9
 283K
The Holiday (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realizes that the imminent ...
Style: romantic, feel good, light, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, love and romance, couples, happy ending, looking for love, fall in love, life philosophy, snow, vacation, country house, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, england, california, london, usa ...
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 7.7
 558K
Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, preschoolers ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, mischievous children, family, children, home alone, youth, when the parents are away, child protagonist, kids and family, home invasion, precocious child ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, new york, france ...
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A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six years have elapsed since Guantanamo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in ...
Style: funny, ridiculous, humorous, twists and turns, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: holiday, christmas, stoners, vulgarity, buddies, weed, drugs, stupidity, unlikely friendships, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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 5.0
 28K
Deck the Halls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, neighbor, feud, rivalry, small town, parents and children, unlikely friendships, suburbs, couple relations, social relations ...
Time: future, contemporary, 2000s
Place: latin america, england, europe, massachusetts
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, sentimental, light ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family dinner, farce, parents and children, family, family gatherings, culture clash, creativity, nothing goes right, eccentric family, neighbor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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A Christmas Carol (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, colourful, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, disney, ghost, redemption, snow, scrooge, greed, rich and poor, christmas eve, life changing experience, regret ...
Time: 19th century, future, victorian era, 1840s
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
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Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, satirical, ridiculous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, christmas party, suburban life, neighbor, farce, disorder, nothing goes right, family gatherings, santa claus, neighborhood ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
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Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Style: touching, exciting, witty, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: holiday, dreams, good versus evil, christmas, adventure, childhood, fairy, belief, save the world, santa claus, friendship, legends and myths ...
Place: new york, st. petersburg russia
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, dark, surreal, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: christmas, halloween, holiday, goth, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, magic, objects come to life, fantasy world, loneliness, music, disney ...
Time: 90s
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 7.0
 264K
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: humorous, feel good, funny, light, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, father son relationship, santa claus, christmas spirit, elf, winter, north pole, goofy hero, toys, adventure, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, usa, south pole, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 477K
Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: christmas, love and romance, love, holiday, marriage, love story, relationships, couple relations, first love, looking for love, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, marseille, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: feel good, touching, inspirational, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night
Plot: christmas, holiday, angel, family, small town life, life changing experience, small town, desperation, second chance, friendship, alternate reality, generosity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1932, year 1919 ...
Place: new york, vatican, usa, new york state
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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, semi serious, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: christmas, prince, holiday, life turned upside down, love and romance, princess, family relations, fall in love, butler, snow, christmas eve, castle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 5.6
 44K
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: humorous, sentimental, light, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, santa claus, family relations, toys, north pole, sibling relationship, redemption, snow, husky dog, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, year 1993, future, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: sydney australia, chicago illinois, illinois, paris france, london ...
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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, talky, not serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, ghost, holiday, muppets, puppet, childhood, family, redemption, greed, adventure, fantasy world, kids and family ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 18th century, future
Place: england, london, europe, usa
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Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage.
Style: touching, atmospheric, witty, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: christmas, holiday, homeless, baby, adventure, friends, life is a bitch, parents and children, friendship, gay, family relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Four Christmases (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brad and Kate have made something of an art form out of avoiding their families during the holidays, but this year their foolproof plan is about go bust -- big time. Stuck at the city airport after all departing flights are canceled, the couple is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: christmas, holiday, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, in-laws, family bonds, brothers, marriage, nothing goes right, parents and children, comedy of errors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Surviving Christmas (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, he revisit his old childhood home in the hope of reliving some old holiday memories – but he finds that the house in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, absurd, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, dysfunctional family, loneliness, suburbs, family, farce, nothing goes right, couple relations, eccentric family, looking for love, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: illinois, chicago illinois
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Crown for Christmas (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After getting fired from her job as a maid at a ritzy New York City hotel, Allie reluctantly accepts a temp gig as the governess to a young girl who is part of a powerful family in Europe that lives in an actual castle. After arriving, Allie learns ...
Style: romantic, feel good, touching, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: christmas, princess, prince, marriage proposal, castle, governess, holiday, royalty, small town, king, palace, queen ...
Place: new york, europe
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Office Christmas Party (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand.
Style: funny, entertaining, absurd, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: christmas, christmas party, holiday, stupidity, party, wild party, workplace, ceo, debauchery, cocaine, office, farce ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, new york
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 6.1
 64K
Holidate (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fed up with being single on holidays, two strangers agree to be each other's platonic plus-ones all year long, only to catch real feelings along the way.
Style: romantic, funny, feel good, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, dating, christmas, fall in love, holiday, happy ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, chance meeting, love, romantic friendship, family dinner, single ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
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Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.
Style: feel good, romantic, funny, light, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love story, love and romance, love, love triangle, thirtysomething life, opposites attract, looking for love, christmas, flirting, couples, holiday, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, britain
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 6.2
 113K
Why Him? (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dad forms a bitter rivalry with his daughter's young rich boyfriend.
Style: funny, entertaining, ridiculous, light, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: billionaire, awkward situation, family, holiday, happy ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, birthday party, christmas, family relations, hipster, technology, male objectification ...
Place: usa, california
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 6.5
 32K
Last Holiday (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: terminal illness, holiday, vacation, love and romance, romance, african american, human nature, hotel, cooking, female protagonist, self discovery, chef ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, new orleans, new jersey, central europe, czech republic ...
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Style: road movie, feel good, buddy movie, funny, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: thanksgiving, road trip, holiday, train, airplane, snow, travel, on the road, railway, airport, comedy duo, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Finland, Norway, France, Sweden
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland and an "archeological" dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the one you want coming to town. When all the local children begin mysteriously ...
Style: visually appealing, humorous, unusual plot structure, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, ancient mystery, beast, dark humor, adventure, santa claus, young heroes, tombs and skeletons, legends and myths, hidden truth, expedition ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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The Santa Clause (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: feel good, touching, sweet, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, disney, toys, christmas eve, child custody, family, adventure, father son relationship, magic, toy maker ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
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Arthur Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ...
Style: stylized, humorous, colourful, touching, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, family, adventure, redemption, race against time, magical, escapades, reindeer, magic, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tanzania, idaho, cuba, toronto ontario canada, england ...
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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, 3d animation, stylized, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, magic, holiday, adventure, belief, santa claus, snow, train, boy, north pole, family, dream ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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