Christmas special movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant christmas special movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out christmas special, humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting and not serious films and TV shows about / with christmas, family, holiday, disorder, family relations, friends, escapades, santa claus, christmas tree and snow plots mostly in Family, Animation and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as christmas special: Shrek the Halls (2007), A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994), A Very Murray Christmas (2015), Jack Frost (1979), Yogi's First Christmas (1980), Pinocchio's Christmas (1980), A Flintstone Family Christmas (1993), Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978), A Flintstone Christmas (1977), Santa and the Three Bears (1970).

List of christmas special movies

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, humorous, fairy tale, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: holiday, friendship, donkey, christmas tree, cat, imaginary kingdom, family, computer animation, ghost, gang, intrigue, danger ...
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A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Fred is cast as Ebenezer Scrooge in a stage adaption of the story, but is acting a bit stingy in real life.
Style: christmas special, humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, anti heroes, boss and employee, family, religions or cults, anti hero, self discovery, redemption, disorder, obnoxious boss, theater, eccentric family ...
Time: prehistory, ancient history, 19th century, stone age, prehistoric times
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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, social misfits, imaginary, dog, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, generosity ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
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A Very Murray Christmas (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Bill Murray worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a massive snowstorm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at Gotham’s Carlyle Hotel to help him — dancing and singing in holiday spirit.
Style: christmas special, melancholic, satirical, light, talky ...
Plot: christmas, hotel, reenactment, christmas carol, family, parody, sarcasm, loneliness, nothing goes right, music, destiny, female director ...
Place: new york
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Jack Frost (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: In this delightful animated tale, Pardon-me Pete (Buddy Hackett), the official groundhog of Groundhog Day, tells the story of Jack Frost, who falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begs Father Winter to make him human so that she can see ...
Style: exciting, stylized, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dungeon, fall in love, christmas, knight, daring rescue, love and romance, adventure, family, heroes, imaginary, infidelity, kidnapping ...
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, disorder, friends, hotel, animal life, best friends, save the day, escapades, family, adventure, friendship, holiday ...
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Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives Frosty's family magic amulets to keep them from ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: holiday, curses spells and rituals, getting home, heroes, adventure, escapades, imaginary, wizards and magicians, friends, daring rescue, family, disorder ...
Time: 70s
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He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: In this special Christmas episode of the He-Man and She-Ra cartoons, their sidekick Orko accidentally gets beamed to Earth during a test of a new spy satellite. Orko manages to get back Planet Eternia, but brings along two Earth children, Alisha and ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, exciting, humorous, christmas special
Plot: good versus evil, space and aliens, superhuman powers, escapades, adventure, rivalry, distant planet, danger, outer space, satellite, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: 80s
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The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Great Ak calls a council of the Immortals to ask that Santa Claus be given immortality. And to justify it, he tells the history of Santa Claus. The Ak found an abandoned baby and gave it to a lioness and a fairy to raise, who named him Claus. ...
Style: christmas special, puppet animation
Plot: christmas, santa claus, kitten, valley, voting, chimney, lost child, around the world, surprise, nymph, toys, lion ...
Place: japan
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, parents and children, mischievous children, adventure, imaginary, family, escapades, curses spells and rituals, danger, youth, in the woods, puppet ...
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The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree (1979)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Papa Bear and the cubs search the woods for the perfect Christmas tree, but run afoul of the woodland animals who live in the trees they aim to cut down.
Style: christmas special
Plot: christmas decoration, bear, skunk, closet, family relations, animals, surrealism, running, skiing, eagle, mother daughter relationship, christmas tree ...
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A Flintstone Family Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Fred and Wilma try to teach a wayward boy about values.
Style: christmas special
Plot: christmas, caveman, surrealism, anachronism, husband wife relationship, family relations, wife husband relationship
Time: stone age, prehistory, prehistoric times
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Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas (1992)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: We're in for some merry mishaps when Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas. That bionic bonehead is off to the North Pole to stop Dr. Claw from taking over Santa's elves and workshop. Accompanied as usual by Penny and Brain who foil Claw's ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, feel good, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, daring rescue, family, escapades, rivalry, amateur detective, disorder, danger, wizards and magicians, mad scientist, young heroes, crimes ...
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Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents.
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, christmas special
Audience: family outing
Plot: friends, nagging and grouching, puppets, wizards and magicians, family, riddles and clues, family gatherings, nothing goes right, disorder, obnoxious boss, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: sesame street
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A Flintstone Christmas (1977)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Santa has an accident at Fred's house on Christmas Eve, Fred and Barney have to continue his run for him.
Style: christmas special
Plot: christmas, family relations, santa claus, anachronism, holiday, christmas eve, caveman
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times
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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: family relations, in the woods, hopes, save the day, escapades, wish come true, parents and children, family, youth, animal life, holiday, ranger ...
Place: usa, wyoming
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John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (1979)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known holiday songs.
Style: christmas special
Plot: muppets, holiday, christmas, puppetry, holiday season, singing, singer
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The Bob Hope Christmas Special: Around the World with the USO (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Bob Hope's USO tour from 1968.
Style: christmas special
Plot: vaudeville, stand up comedian, comedian, christmas, holiday season, holiday, variety show
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Cabbage Patch Kids: First Christmas (1984)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The Cabbage Patch Kids have their first Christmas adventure!
Style: christmas special
Plot: bridge, family relations, redhead girl, leg brace, redhead, orphanage, city, christmas spirit, stork, baby, park, adoption ...
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The Magic Hockey Skates (2012)
Genre: Animation, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 21 min.
Story: A boy begrudgingly buys second hand skates which turn out to make him the best hockey player ever - via three wishes.
Style: christmas special
Plot: santa claus, ice hockey, desire, hockey, tournament, brother brother relationship
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Special Collector's Edition (2010)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 9 min.
Story: A Special Collector's Edition.
Style: christmas special, silent film
Plot: irony, film history, analysis, film critic, internet, farce, critic, looking at the camera, craziness
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The Smurfs Christmas Special (1982)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The Smurfs come to the rescue of two children and their grandfather when an evil mysterious stranger shows up and causes their sleigh to turn over, forcing them to seek help and inadvertently bring Gargamel in on the action.
Style: not serious, humorous, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, rivalry, danger, disorder, escapades, family, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, friends, holiday, cat, sorcerer ...
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Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 18 min.
Story: Tis the season for the cheer and charm of the Peanuts kids - and this delight special offers five segments full of unforgettable moments. Snoopy works as a bell-ringer to raise money and tries making peace with the ferocious cat next door. Linus ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: young heroes, mischievous children, obsessive quest, best friends, youth, eccentric family, buddies, cartoon dog, skating, school, peanuts, misfit ...
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Prep & Landing (2009)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, exciting, christmas special
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: rookie, escapades, partners, workplace, workplace situations, family, imaginary, holiday, santa claus, partnership, christmas, promotion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: As Pacworlders excitedly decorate for Berry Day, Pac is saddened about missing his parents as he receives a picture ornament of them from his Aunt Spheria. The teens reminisce of their childhood Berry Day as they enjoy Christmas eggnog. Since ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, family, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, supernatural, high school, imaginary, high school life, friends, social relations, computer animation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)
Genre: Animation, Short, 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, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: small town, santa claus, christmas, disorder, small town life, hopes, family, americana, delivery, hidden identity, fish out of water, journalism ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, united states, new york, new york state
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A Garfield Christmas Special (1987)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Garfield, Jon and Odie go to Jon's family farm for Christmas, where Garfield finds a present for Grandma.
Style: christmas special
Plot: christmas, christmas eve, holiday, cartoon cat, barn, christmas present, christmas lights, dinner, farm, family relations, shared bed, christmas dinner ...
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Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate, goes for a sleigh ride with Magic Johnson, commands ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, feel good, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: generosity, friendship, christmas, nothing goes right, youth, prank, buddies, disorder, oldies, partners, family, teaching the ways of the world ...
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Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)
Genre: Animation, Short, 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: misfit, odd couple, child in peril, mistaken identity, rescue, friends, daring rescue, goofy hero, escapades, adventure, mischievous children, heroes ...
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Arthur's Perfect Christmas (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Arthur, D.W., and their family and friends prepare to make the best Christmas ever in Elwood City - but obstacles get in their way.
Style: christmas special
Plot: christmas, holiday, friendship, brother sister relationship, family, ice cream, christmas decorations, car radio, cookie, cartoon rabbit, soup kitchen, homework ...
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