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 humorous, feel good, entertaining, clever, light and melancholic films and TV shows about / with holiday, christmas, dialogue, family, catastrophe, storytelling, runaway, mentor, fantasy world and chase 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 (1990), A Christmas Carol (2009), The Holiday (2006), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), A Princess for Christmas (2011), Rise of the Guardians (2012), Arthur Christmas (2011), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Last Christmas (2019).

List of holiday movies

 7.6
 455K
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: humorous, light, not serious, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, holiday, when the parents are away, home invasion, kids and family, child protagonist, youth, neighbor, danger, children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, america, paris france, illinois ...
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A Christmas Carol (2009)
Genre: Animation, 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, exciting, humorous, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, redemption, ghost, holiday, life changing experience, disney, greed, snow, regret, rich and poor, coldhearted, human nature ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, future
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.9
 239K
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: feel good, romantic, sentimental, sweet, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: christmas, love and romance, happy ending, looking for love, holiday, fall in love, vacation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, snow, couples, christmas party, movie business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, london, england, california, usa ...
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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, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, colourful ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing
Plot: halloween, dark fantasy, christmas, holiday, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, skeleton, nightmare, dreams, objects come to life, fish out of water, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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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, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, adventure, holiday, home alone, when the parents are away, children, danger, family, young heroes, trap, family relations, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, florida, usa
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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, christmas, family relations, fall in love, life turned upside down, butler, princess, holiday, castle, christmas eve, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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: exciting, touching, fairy tale, colourful, witty ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, adventure, legends and myths, imaginary, friendship, childhood, belief, holiday, santa claus, christmas, dreams ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, new york, saint petersburg
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Arthur Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 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, exciting, humorous, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, magical, santa claus, hi-tech, race against time, family, escapades, reindeer, letter, imaginary, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tanzania, idaho, cuba, mexico, toronto ontario canada ...
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
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: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, desperation, angel, life changing experience, family, holiday, road not taken, suicide attempt, self discovery, small town, alternate reality, generosity ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york
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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, feel good, sentimental, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, family gatherings, family dinner, farce, neighbor, eccentric family, nothing goes right, down on your luck, family relations, vacation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.5
 40K
Last Christmas (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Her last date with disaster? That of having accepted to work as Santa's elf for a department store. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: male female friendship, christmas eve, holiday, drinking contest, homeless woman, mother daughter conflict, young man, young girl, aspiring singer, romance, christmas, elf ...
Time: contemporary, year 1999, year 2017
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, london
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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, witty, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, thirtysomething life, diary, love and romance, looking for love, christmas, love story, love triangle, workplace romance, couples, holiday, flirting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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A Very Harold & Kumar 3D 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: humorous, not serious, funny, offbeat, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, christmas, holiday, vulgarity, christmas tree, buddies, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, disorder, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, family values ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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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: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: holiday, ghost, redemption, christmas, puppet, childhood, change of heart, family, puppets, escapades, nothing goes right, goofy hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, future, 18th century
Place: england, london, usa, europe
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 7.0
 132K
Bad Santa (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holiday, christmas, anti heroes, cons and scams, antisocial behavior, profanity, anti hero, drugs/alcohol, drinking problem, heist, thief, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, milwaukee wisconsin, miami
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family, Fantasy
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, monster, family, fish out of water, imaginary, social misfits, dog, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, sleigh ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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 5.6
 39K
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, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, family relations, santa claus, family, disorder, redemption, goofy hero, north pole, sibling relationship, nothing goes right, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: tower bridge london, london, illinois, chicago illinois, sydney australia
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The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: High school graduation just wouldn’t be complete without an un-chaperoned, uninhibited and unforgettable final holiday. At least that’s what Will, Jay, Simon and Neil think when they book a two-week stay on an exotic Greek island. As their ...
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night
Plot: vacation, holiday, popularity, loss of virginity, friendship, adolescence, lifestyle, social awkwardness, looking for sex, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, sexual activity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
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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: dark humor, humorous, captivating, christmas horror, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christmas, ancient mystery, holiday, beast, young heroes, legends and myths, tombs and skeletons, buried truth, santa claus, expedition, elf, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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 7.6
 418K
Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France
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, sentimental, romantic, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, unrequited love, fall in love, love, marriage, family relations, love at first sight, first love, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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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, emotional, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: holiday, christmas, family relations, eccentric family, adventure, life is a bitch, youth, friends, parents and children, homeless, alcohol abuse, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Shrek the Halls (2007)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: The Christmas tree isn't the only thing green in this new holiday classic. Shrek is back and trying to get into the spirit of the season. After promising Fiona and the kids a Christmas they'll remember, he is forced to take a crash course ...
Style: christmas special, fairy tale, humorous, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: holiday, friendship, imaginary kingdom, family, fish out of water, escapades, adventure, odd couple, family life, family gatherings, donkey, cat ...
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 5.0
 22K
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, humorous, dark humor, light, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, neighbor, suburbs, small town, feud, rivalry, couple relations, social relations, family, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, england, massachusetts, latin america
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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, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, family relations, holiday, couple relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, comedy of errors, family gatherings, parents and children, in-laws, nothing goes right, christmas movie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Black Christmas (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one. A remake of the 1974 horror movie, Black Christmas.
Style: scary, christmas horror, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, christmas, murder, dysfunctional family, hospital, gory, holiday, danger, violence, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 70s, 80s
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 7.4
 4K
Benidorm (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the Solana all-inclusive Resort, Benidorm follows the antics of regulars and first-time holiday makers on their journeys abroad.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, light, feel good ...
Plot: tourist, holiday, hotel, resort, guest, vacation, lifestyle, workplace, entertainment, staff, swimming pool, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: spain, europe
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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: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, family, holiday, suburban life, christmas party, nothing goes right, family gatherings, disorder, parents and children, family life, contests and competitions, christmas eve ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, family relations, save the day, prank, mischievous children, nothing goes right, partners, teenage life, fish out of water, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
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 6.5
 28K
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, humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: terminal illness, self discovery, african american, holiday, love and romance, vacation, human nature, cooking, chef, romance, dealing with death, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, prague, new orleans, prague czech republic, czech republic ...
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 6.9
 23K
The Ref (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Caroline and Lloyd are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: hostage, dysfunctional family, christmas, farce, holiday, robbery, christmas party, thief, alcoholic, blackmail, dinner, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: usa, connecticut
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