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, funny and light films and TV shows about / with holiday, christmas, runaway, catastrophe, dialogue, family, mentor, storytelling, fantasy world and happy ending plots mostly in Comedy, Family and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as holiday: Home Alone (1990), A Princess for Christmas (2011), A Christmas Carol (2009), The Holiday (2006), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Rise of the Guardians (2012), Deck the Halls (2006), Last Holiday (2006), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001).

List of holiday movies

 7.6
 505K
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, funny, not serious, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, when the parents are away, holiday, child protagonist, home invasion, kids and family, youth, children, neighbor, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, america, paris france, illinois ...
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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
Plot: love and romance, family relations, holiday, prince, christmas, life turned upside down, fall in love, butler, princess, castle, christmas eve, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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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, ghost, redemption, holiday, rich and poor, greed, christmas eve, disney, snow, life changing experience, regret, human nature ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, future, 1840s
Place: england, europe, london, united kingdom
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 6.9
 260K
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, light, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: christmas, love and romance, fall in love, holiday, couples, happy ending, looking for love, vacation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, christmas party, snow, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, england, london, california, usa ...
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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, not serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, adventure, holiday, children, home alone, family relations, danger, mischievous children, when the parents are away, young heroes, robbery, trap ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, florida, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, miami ...
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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, witty, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: fairy, christmas, good versus evil, childhood, adventure, holiday, legends and myths, belief, imaginary, santa claus, friendship, dreams ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, new york, saint petersburg
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 5.0
 24K
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, funny, light, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, neighbor, small town, suburbs, feud, rivalry, family, unlikely friendships, social relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, massachusetts, latin america
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 6.5
 30K
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, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: terminal illness, holiday, vacation, love and romance, human nature, self discovery, romance, chef, african american, hotel, quitting a job, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, prague, new orleans, czech republic, central europe ...
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A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
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, parody, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, holiday, vulgarity, christmas, 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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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, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing
Plot: halloween, christmas, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, goth, holiday, objects come to life, fish out of water, good versus evil, loneliness, monster, nightmare ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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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, light, witty, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, love story, thirtysomething life, love and romance, looking for love, diary, love triangle, christmas, flirting, workplace romance, couples, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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 6.1
 51K
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, light, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, holiday, fall in love, dating, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, happy ending, chance meeting, plan gone awry, stereotypes, date, santa claus, romantic friendship ...
Place: chicago illinois
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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: christmas, holiday, ghost, redemption, childhood, change of heart, family, puppet, puppets, escapades, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, future, 18th century
Place: england, london, usa, europe
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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, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: holiday, christmas, adventure, friends, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, homeless, female impersonator, baby, eccentric family, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.0
 238K
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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, christmas movie, christmas spirit, elf, santa claus, goofy hero, father son relationship, fish out of water, corporate world, north pole, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, south pole, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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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, holiday, family, suburban life, christmas party, nothing goes right, disorder, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, contests and competitions, christmas tree ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
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 5.6
 41K
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, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, holiday, family relations, north pole, snow, sibling relationship, imaginary, toys, disorder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: tower bridge london, chicago illinois, london, illinois, sydney australia
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 7.6
 446K
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, sentimental, romantic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, first love, love and romance, marriage, couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, workplace romance, family relations, love at first sight, holiday, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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Arthur Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, France, Canada
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, santa claus, magical, race against time, family, escapades, hi-tech, letter, imaginary, adventure, reindeer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, cuba, toronto ontario canada, tanzania, mexico ...
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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: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, life changing experience, angel, family, desperation, generosity, holiday, road not taken, alternate reality, suicide attempt, self discovery, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: usa, united states, new york
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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, teen sex comedy, melancholic ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night
Plot: holiday, vacation, popularity, loss of virginity, friendship, adolescence, lifestyle, social awkwardness, looking for sex, coming of age, sexual activity, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
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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
Plot: prince, governess, christmas, princess, castle, marriage proposal, christmas movie, small town, holiday, king, queen, father son relationship ...
Place: new york, europe
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 7.0
 138K
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: humorous, cynical, entertaining, clever, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dark humor, anti heroes, holiday, anti hero, christmas, alcohol abuse, cons and scams, heist, thief, robbery, pretense, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, phoenix arizona, miami
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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, family gatherings, parents and children, comedy of errors, eccentric family, in-laws, nothing goes right, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.4
 4K
Benidorm (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 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, captivating ...
Plot: tourist, holiday, hotel, guest, resort, vacation, workplace, lifestyle, entertainment, swimming pool, staff, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: spain, europe
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, 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: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, monster, family, fish out of water, social misfits, imaginary, dog, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, surrealism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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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: humorous, captivating, christmas horror, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: ancient mystery, christmas, holiday, beast, santa claus, dark humor, hidden truth, young heroes, legends and myths, tombs and skeletons, buried truth, expedition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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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, idiotic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, suburbs, nothing goes right, couple relations, eccentric family, looking for love, parents and children, loneliness, dysfunctional family, happy ending, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: illinois, chicago illinois
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Shrek the Halls (2007)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
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: fairy tale, christmas special, humorous, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: holiday, friendship, family, fish out of water, escapades, adventure, odd couple, family gatherings, family life, imaginary kingdom, donkey, cat ...
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