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, christmas movie, family, disorder, family relations, christmas present, christmas eve and reindeer plots mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as santa claus: The Christmas Chronicles (2018), The Santa Clause (1994), The Santa Clause 2 (2002), Klaus (2019), Jingle All the Way (1996), Fred Claus (2007), The Search for Santa Paws (2010), Christmas Story (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: atmospheric, light, sincere, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas spirit, christmas, reindeer, firefighter, loss of father, north pole, brother sister relationship, holiday, brother, children, imaginary character ...
Place: massachusetts, chicago illinois
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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, reindeer, holiday, deception, north pole, family, christmas eve, disorder, hidden identity, nothing goes right, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada
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The Santa Clause (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, child custody, christmas eve, toys, holiday, family, adventure, christmas party, magic, father son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
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The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: santa claus, reindeer, magic, christmas, holiday, prank, christmas party, toys, family, mistaken identity, disorder, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco
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 8.1
 141K
Klaus (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Spain, UK
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, thought provoking, feel good, colourful, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, postman, friendship, kindness, small town, children, love, re-education, christmas present, friends, toys ...
Time: 19th century
Place: finland
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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, family outing, teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, toys, father son relationship, family, parents and children, family life, christmas party, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
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 5.6
 44K
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family, holiday, family relations, north pole, snow, sibling relationship, toys, disorder, redemption, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, year 1993 ...
Place: illinois, sydney australia, tower bridge london, chicago illinois, paris france ...
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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: light, sincere, feel good, captivating
Plot: santa claus, christmas, christmas season, christmas present, family relations, good versus evil, magic, save the day, journey, adventure, imaginary character, christmas eve ...
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The Search for Santa Paws (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the tradition of disney's classic holiday tales comes a heartwarming movie about the power of giving and the true meaning of christmas. Discover how the legendary friendship of Santa Claus and Santa Paws began in the inspiring original film, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, friendship, pets, dog, christmas, adventure, orphan, animal life, save the day, young heroes, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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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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 6.3
 4K
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, save the day, young heroes, rescue, family relations, family, parents and children, escapades, youth, reindeer, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, united kingdom, britain
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: santa claus, young heroes, save the day, friendship, family, family relations, disorder, memory loss, family life, holiday, friends, romance ...
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Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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, good versus evil, christmas, childhood, adventure, holiday, legends and myths, belief, santa claus, friendship, dreams, save the world ...
Place: new york, st. petersburg russia
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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: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: santa claus, christmas, miraculous event, holiday, hopes, friendship, department store, family, misfit, single parent, youth, store ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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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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: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, imaginary kingdom, village, redemption, male protagonist, holiday, thief, materialism, surrealism, rescue, family ...
Time: 2000s
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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: 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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Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An all-new Disney holiday classic is born - Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups. Starring a brand-new litter of the cutest talking pups ever - Hope, Jingle, Charity, and Noble - it's perfect for the whole family. When Mrs. Claus travels to Pineville, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, dog, christmas, family relations, adventure, family gatherings, pets, youth, family, disorder, stowaway, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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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: captivating, sweet, sincere, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: santa claus, holiday, small town, gift, friendship, society, romance, christmas eve, christmas, christmas present, elf, mother daughter conflict ...
Time: contemporary
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Arthur Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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, santa claus, holiday, family, magical, race against time, escapades, reindeer, hi-tech, letter, adventure, clumsiness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, toronto ontario canada, idaho, tanzania, mexico ...
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 6.4
 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, feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: santa claus, christmas, reindeer, fish out of water, fall in love, daring rescue, adventure, escapades, love and romance, hidden identity, race against time, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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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, christmas, romance, single parent, couple relations, african american, christmas party, farce, brother brother relationship, breakup, children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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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, 3d animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: christmas, magic, santa claus, belief, adventure, train travel, holiday, self discovery, north pole, snow, fish out of water, dream ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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Meet The Santas (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Because she is marrying the man who assumed the mantle of Santa Claus last December 26, Beth's postponed wedding has to be rescheduled for Xmas eve. Overwhelmed by selling the house she and her son share and the prospect of the duties of Mrs. ...
Style: sincere, feel good, fairy tale, sentimental, light
Plot: santa claus, christmas, kids and family, family relations, parents and children, holiday, fight, christmas eve, friendship, kindness, christmas present, adventure ...
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Santa Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
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, fairy tale, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, dog, santa claus, adventure, save the day, hopes, holiday, pets, owner dog relationship, happy ending, christmas present, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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 7.0
 261K
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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, christmas spirit, santa claus, father son relationship, goofy hero, elf, toys, fish out of water, corporate world, north pole, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, south pole
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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, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: santa claus, hidden identity, looking for love, road not taken, family problems, romance, couples, love affair, family life, fall in love, parents and children, christmas ...
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 5.3
 3K
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, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, time travel, christmas, north pole, adventure, save the day, fish out of water, disorder, escapades, heroes, elf ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.2
 13K
Santa Claus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, rescue, family, adventure, heroic mission, child as adult, fish out of water, village life, village, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Thoroughly disgruntled, Santa (Goodman) opts to take a year off from delivering presents, until a young man helps him rediscover the meaning of the holidays.
Style: light, sweet, fairy tale, feel good
Plot: santa claus, christmas, workaholic, vacation, life philosophy, self discovery, kids and family, christmas eve, adventure, christmas present, holiday, family relations ...
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