Santa claus movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant santa claus movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, touching and sweet films and TV shows about / with santa claus, christmas, holiday, family, christmas movie, reindeer, disorder, family relations, north pole and elf plots mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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santa claus movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as santa claus: The Christmas Chronicles (2018), Klaus (2019), Rise of the Guardians (2012), The Santa Clause (1994), Arthur Christmas (2011), Jingle All the Way (1996), Christmas Story (2007), Fred Claus (2007), Get Santa (2014), Santa Who? (2000).

List of santa claus movies

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Siblings Kate and Teddy try to prove Santa Claus is real, but when they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash, they have to save Christmas.
Style: sincere, light, atmospheric, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, christmas spirit, brother sister relationship, children, reindeer, holiday, imaginary character, firefighter, north pole, brother, sister ...
Place: massachusetts, chicago illinois
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 8.2
 107K
Klaus (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A postman is posted to a frozen town in the North - where he discovers Santa Claus is hiding out.
Style: sincere, funny, thought provoking, feel good, colourful
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, postman, friendship, kindness, good versus evil, small town, island, christmas present, heroic mission, netflix, re-education ...
Time: 19th century
Place: finland
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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Now that Santa and Mrs. Claus have the North Pole running smoothly, the Counsel of Legendary Figures has called an emergency meeting on Christmas Eve! The evil Jack Frost has been making trouble, looking to take over the holiday! So he launches a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, christmas movie, christmas, holiday, deception, north pole, family, disorder, hidden identity, nothing goes right, family life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
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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, witty, colourful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, christmas, adventure, childhood, friendship, legends and myths, santa claus, belief, holiday, imaginary, dreams ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, new york, saint petersburg
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The Santa Clause (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
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: touching, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, toys, holiday, christmas eve, child custody, family, adventure, christmas party, magic, father son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
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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, santa claus, holiday, magical, hi-tech, race against time, family, escapades, letter, imaginary, adventure, computer animation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, toronto ontario canada, mexico, cuba, tanzania ...
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Jingle All the Way (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, toys, father son relationship, toy, family, family life, parents and children, christmas party, fish out of water, family relations, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, minnesota, united states, minneapolis minnesota
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Christmas Story (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Finland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year - at Christmas - Nikolas moves to a new home. To show his gratitude, Nikolas ...
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: santa claus, orphan, christmas, apprentice, friendship, toys, village, young heroes, selflessness, secret, carpenter, christmas present ...
Place: finland, europe
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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, holiday, family relations, north pole, family, snow, sibling relationship, imaginary, toys, disorder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: tower bridge london, illinois, chicago illinois, sydney australia, london
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 6.3
 3K
Get Santa (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A father and son who must team up to save Christmas, once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, young heroes, save the day, rescue, parents and children, youth, family, escapades, family relations, chases and races, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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 5.2
 2K
Santa Who? (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Story: Santa Claus develops amnesia after accidentally falling out of his sleigh and only the innocence of a small child can save him. Meanwhile, Santa has to battle the disbelief of a newsman.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, young heroes, save the day, friendship, disorder, family life, memory loss, family, family relations, holiday, friends, romance ...
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Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nick's plan to let fate bring his wife to him must be altered because he must replace his father as Santa Claus on December 26. Ernst, the right-hand man to several generations of Santas, generates a list of potential mates. Nick dutifully sets ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, hidden identity, looking for love, road not taken, family problems, romance, family life, love affair, fall in love, couples, parents and children, christmas ...
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Santa Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Puppy Paws (the fun-loving son of Santa Paws) gets bored, he finds Budderball on Santa's naughty list and figures he's just the dog to show him how to be an ordinary pup. When the magical Christmas Icicle starts to melt however, and ...
Style: feel good, sweet, light, fairy tale, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, santa claus, adventure, dog, save the day, hopes, pets, holiday, christmas movie, owner dog relationship, christmas present, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer (2018)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Blitzen announces his retirement on December 21st, a miniature horse has 3 days to fulfill his lifelong dream of earning a spot on Santa's team at the North Pole try-outs.
Style: feel good, exciting, light, humorous, not serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, christmas, north pole, holiday, adventure, horse, christmas movie, escapades, good versus evil, friendship, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, whimsical ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, santa claus, village, redemption, holiday, materialism, rescue, family, disorder, social misfits, fish out of water ...
Time: 2000s
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 5.4
 2K
Saving Santa (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, time travel, christmas, north pole, reindeer, save the day, adventure, fish out of water, danger, escapades, disorder, elf ...
Time: contemporary
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48 Christmas Wishes (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Holiday magic has never gleamed brighter as Santa’s Elves head out on an adventure to bring every boy and girl their Christmas wish while also bringing a family back together in this heartfelt Christmas movie from Gaumont. After accidentally ...
Style: feel good, sweet, light, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: santa claus, elf, christmas, christmas present, holiday, society, romance, friendship, christmas eve, gift, small town, christmas movie ...
Time: contemporary
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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, touching, stylized, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, magic, belief, santa claus, adventure, train ride, christmas movie, holiday, self discovery, north pole, young heroes, computer animation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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 6.6
 2K
Snow (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in San Ernesto, California with only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden needs to rescue a young reindeer from a zoo.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, zoo, reindeer, christmas, fish out of water, fall in love, daring rescue, adventure, escapades, disorder, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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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: entertaining, sincere, light, feel good
Plot: christmas spirit, santa claus, christmas, elf, sibling relationship, christmas movie, wish fulfillment, magic, christmas tree, holiday season, holiday, nanny ...
Time: 2010s
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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, christmas movie, looking for love, fall in love, falling in love, manipulation, family business, father daughter relationship, parent grown child relationship, deception, motel ...
Time: 2010s
Place: california, los angeles
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The Perfect Holiday (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.
Style: feel good, sweet, light, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, family, romance, single parent, christmas, couple relations, african american, christmas party, farce, breakup, brother brother relationship, children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kate Pierce is reluctantly spending Christmas with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack. But when the North Pole and Christmas are threatened to be destroyed, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus.
Style: captivating, feel good, sincere, light
Plot: christmas, santa claus, christmas movie, christmas season, magic, save the day, good versus evil, christmas present, family relations, theft, plan, christmas eve ...
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Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight! (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The holiday season gets extra chilly as Loki and the frost giant Ymir plot to conquer the world. Marvel heroes Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor and others must stop the villains from stealing Santa's power – if anyone can actually find ...
Style: christmas special
Plot: santa claus, holiday, superhero, superhero team, iron man character, captain america character, hulk hogan, super villain, christmas, north pole, tony stark character, asteroid ...
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The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: toys, santa claus, magic, christmas, holiday, prank, christmas party, family, chaos, disorder, mistaken identity, christmas eve ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
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 7.0
 232K
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, christmas movie, holiday, christmas spirit, elf, santa claus, goofy hero, father son relationship, fish out of water, corporate world, orphan, north pole ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, south pole, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (2010)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Santa sets off on his Christmas duties a day early, crashes into the Fox family's house, ends up with amnesia and loses his magic sack of presents, he needs help! But the Fox family are a modern and broken family. Can they help him? The ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sincere, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, memory loss, save the day, family relations, parents and children, family life, saving christmas, family, elf, wish come true, imaginary ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: wisconsin
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Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A little girl discovers dreams can come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the 'secret' about Santa a long time ago. But after ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, miraculous event, holiday, hopes, friendship, department store, family, couples, friends, youth, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, family relations, wedding, mischievous children, santa claus, danger, escapades, friendship, family, imaginary, good versus evil, rescue ...
Time: 70s
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 4.9
 719
Mr. St. Nick (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kelsey Grammer stars as Nick St. Nicholas, a Miami-based playboy philanthropist who is about to make his life complete by wedding the girl of his dreams, gorgeous TV weathercaster Heidi Gardelle (Elaine Hendrix). Not known to the general public is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: santa claus, christmas, rescue, family business, parents and children, family life, disorder, beach, family relations, wedding, destiny, heroes ...
Place: miami, florida
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