Holiday season movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant holiday season movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, feel good, light, touching, semi serious and realistic films and TV shows about / with holiday, christmas, christmas movie, happy ending, family relations, christmas eve, christmas season, christmas tree, love and romance and romance plots mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as holiday season: Help for the Holidays (2012), A Christmas Wish (2011), Christmas on the Bayou (2013), Memories of Christmas (2018), Christmas with a View (2018), Silent Night (2021), Happiest Season (2020), So This Is Christmas (2013), The Mistletoe Promise (2016), Snowmance (2017).

List of holiday season movies

Help for the Holidays (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Although she loves Christmas, Santa’s elf Christine (Summer Glau) wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the North Pole. When Santa receives an emergency wish from a little boy in Los Angeles, he puts Christine on a special ...
Style: sincere, entertaining, feel good, light
Plot: santa claus, christmas spirit, christmas, holiday, elf, sibling relationship, wish fulfillment, magic, brother sister relationship, north pole, happy ending, christmas season ...
Time: 2010s
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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, family relations, parents and children, down on your luck, parent child relationship, money problems, holiday, bullying, car trouble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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Christmas on the Bayou (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When successful New York marketing executive Katherine discovers her workaholic ways are taking a toll on her eight-year-old son, Zac, she decides to spend Christmas with him and her mother, Lilly in her home town on the bayou. When Caleb tries to ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas, romance, couples, holiday, hopes, family relations, miraculous event, love, comeback, hometown, love and romance, park ranger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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Memories of Christmas (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Noelle was raised by the queen of Christmas. When she inherits her late mother’s house, she finds out that her mother had been hiring someone to decorate it — Dave. The deal is off, but Dave convinces Noelle to let him carry on the tradition. As ...
Style: entertaining, funny, romantic, light, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town life, moral dilemma, family values, fall in love, christmas spirit, tradition, opposites attract, grieving, loss of mother, transformation ...
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Christmas with a View (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This Christmas, Thunder Mountain Ski Resort is abuzz when celebrity chef Shane Roarke is named the new head chef. Clara Garrison isn't as excited and is instead focused on getting resettled after her failed attempt at opening a restaurant in ...
Style: captivating, humorous, sincere, sweet, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: ski resort, christmas, celebrity, christmas dinner, romance, holiday, chef, restaurateur, wedding ring, resort, cooking, family dinner ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.7
 11K
Silent Night (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nell, Simon, and their boy Art are ready to welcome friends and family for what promises to be a perfect Christmas gathering. Perfect except for one thing: everyone is going to die.
Style: apocalyptic, psychological, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, lesbian couple, suicide, holiday, christmas, bunker, family dinner, holiday horror, christmas party, suicidal thoughts, christmas dinner ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
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Happiest Season (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young woman's plans to propose to her girlfriend while at her family's annual holiday party are upended when she discovers her partner hasn't yet come out to her conservative parents.
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, light, propaganda film
Plot: lesbian couple, lesbian relationship, lesbian, lgbt, family holiday, christmas, holiday, coming out, sister sister relationship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, party, breakup ...
Place: pittsburgh
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So This Is Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eighteen-year old Ashley's life is headed in the wrong direction. She's been hanging out with a bad crowd and seeking an escape from the drama at home. Everything begins to change when a handyman working on the family's house ...
Style: humorous, sexy, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: teenage girl, christmas, holiday, romance, parents and children, rich and poor, family in crisis, couples, friendship, society, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Mistletoe Promise (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A chance meeting between two strangers who share a disdain for Christmas results in The Mistletoe Promise, a pact to help them navigate their holiday complications - together. But as they spend more time with each other and experience the magic of ...
Style: sweet, touching, funny, feel good, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: holiday, christmas, love, pretend relationship, competition, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, youth, love and romance, couples, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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 5.1
 846
Snowmance (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No man is perfect enough for Sarah Groves, except perhaps the impressive snowmen she sculpts annually with her childhood pal, Nick. In mid-December, her snowman disappears, and in his place, materializes Cole, who seems too perfect for Sarah to be ...
Style: semi serious, sweet, romantic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: christmas, holiday, looking for love, snowman, love at first sight, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disorder, women, fall in love, love, life philosophy, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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The Christmas Consultant (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Christmas is just around the corner but suburban workaholics Maya Fletcher and her husband Jack are too busy to get into the holiday spirit. As their Christmas to do list grows and deadlines fast approach, holiday spirit is at an all time low. Maya ...
Style: captivating, funny, entertaining, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: planning, holiday, counselor, family relations, christmas, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family, christmas present, christmas eve, family life, family holiday ...
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Moonlight & Mistletoe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After three years, Nick's estranged daughter Holly returns home to find the spirit of Christmas in Santaville has dwindled, taking the family business with it. What starts out as an attempt to bail out her dad, ends up rekindling Holly's ...
Style: captivating, light, feel good, entertaining
Plot: santa claus, business, father daughter relationship, race against time, christmas, small town, gift, romance, love, save the day, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
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Holidaze (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Melody, high powered corporate workaholic for a retail conglomerate, is happy to spend the holidays jet-setting with her girlfriends. However, she's in for an unpleasant surprise when her boss sends her to her sleepy hometown to convince the ...
Style: feel good, captivating, light, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: business deal, family values, memory loss, homecoming, small town, thanksgiving, christmas, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, life turned upside down, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Christmas Secret (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While her life is falling apart, single mother Christine finds a magical family heirloom that leads to love and good fortune during Christmas.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, romantic, realistic
Plot: single parent, holiday, christmas, true love, life turned upside down, love and romance, downfall, couple relations, down on your luck, custody, parents and children, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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Come Dance with Me (2012)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jack (Andrew McCarthy) is an executive in a financial brokerage firm trying to impress the firm’s president, Drew Clayton (Chris Gillett), in hopes of a promotion. However, Jack is dating the fabulously rich and elegant Demi Clayton (Stephanie ...
Style: realistic, feel good, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: romance, christmas, fall in love, couples, love triangle, dance school, boss and employee, social differences, dance teacher, dating, love interest, waltz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
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Once Upon A Holiday (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When an actual, honest-to-goodness royal princess runs off from her official obligations and duties for a couple of days to see how the other half lives, she winds up falling for a good Samaritan who is unaware of her real identity during the ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, sweet, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, princess, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fall in love, character change, couples, love and romance, love story, looking for love, love, time travel ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
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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: chicago illinois, usa
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 8.2
 14K
The Snowman (1982)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
Story: A young boy makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, which comes to life at midnight and takes the boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, 2d animation ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, christmas, holiday, northern lights, snowman, fish out of water, friendship, wish come true, hopes, youth, young heroes, family ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, brighton
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The Snowman and The Snowdog (2012)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Featuring the same charming animation style of the original, and new music by former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows, this sequel was created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Snowman (1982). A family, including young Billy and his elderly ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, atmospheric, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: snowman, dog, friendship, wish come true, adventure, longing, young heroes, youth, hopes, family, objects come to life, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london
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 5.2
 8K
Silent Night (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.
Style: slasher, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, holiday horror, small town, law enforcement, killer santa claus, police investigation, graphic violence, masked man, dismemberment, burned alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wisconsin
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Annie Claus is Coming to Town (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This year, Santa’s daughter (Maria Thayer) takes her first trip away from the North Pole during the Christmas season hoping to find adventure and love in sunny California. While Santa watches his daughter through a magic snow globe, Annie arrives ...
Style: romantic, sincere, sweet, captivating
Plot: santa claus, holiday, looking for love, fall in love, parent grown child relationship, manipulation, family business, father daughter relationship, deception, overheard conversation, north pole, naive woman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: california, los angeles
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While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. ...
Style: romantic, light, sentimental, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, romance, christmas, love triangle, love and romance, disorder, coma, sibling relationship, new year's eve, love at first sight, love affair, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, new york
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Will You Merry Me? (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rebecca, from an upper class Los Angeles family, and Henry, from choir-singing, tradition-bound Midwestern roots, are in love. Henry pops the question just before Christmas and the kids plan on gathering their families for the holidays in order to ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, unlikely couple, meet the parents, engagement, family gatherings, couples, love and romance, culture clash, parents and children, disorder, society, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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The Last Christmas Party (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Over the course of one night a group of college friends try to navigate their complicated love lives before they leave for winter break.
Style: touching, romantic, humorous, disturbing, light
Plot: holiday, estranged couple, christmas party, christmas, friendship, human nature, lifestyle, christmas eve, frustration, christmas spirit, christmas season, group of friends ...
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 7.5
 11K
Scrooge (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The classic Charles Dickens' Christmas ghost tale told in musical form.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, visually appealing, sentimental ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, redemption, christmas, generosity, money, miser, supernatural ability, time travel, holiday, family, destiny, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, future, 70s
Place: london, tokyo, england
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The Christmas Setup (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of New York lawyer Hugo who heads to Milwaukee with his best friend Madelyn to spend the holidays with his mom Kate, who is also in charge of the local Christmas celebrations. Ever the matchmaker, Kate arranges for Hugo to run into ...
Style: sincere, sexy, romantic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay lead character, gay relationship, gay, christmas, holiday, son, gay interest, lgbt, mother son relationship, gay couple, gay romance, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new york
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Christmas Reservations (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Christmas at the Treeline Ski Resort, where Holly is the event coordinator at her family lodge. She plans every event and keeps all the guests happy. But when her college sweetheart, now widowed with two children, checks in, Holly ...
Style: feel good, light, entertaining, humorous, romantic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, happy ending, father daughter relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, hotel, ski resort, unfulfillment, love story, male female relationship, second chance, hotel receptionist, christmas spirit ...
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A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jack is a children's author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by ...
Style: surreal, not serious, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: paranoia, social awkwardness, writer's life, obsession, dark humor, once in a lifetime opportunity, artists and showbiz, childhood trauma, held captive, fear, kidnapping, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 6.5
 76K
Last Christmas (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, 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, surprise ending, sincere, sweet, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, christmas eve, male female friendship, holiday, romance, young man, young girl, aspiring singer, mother daughter conflict, homeless woman, elf, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, year 2017, year 1999
Place: london, united kingdom, britain, england, former yugoslavia
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 5.1
 11K
Holidays (2016)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time by challenging our folklore, traditions and assumptions.
Style: dark, tense, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: halloween, holiday, monster, murder, witch, christmas, new year's eve, supernatural, death, crimes, easter, darkness ...
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