Christmas eve movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant christmas eve movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, entertaining and clever films and TV shows about / with christmas eve, christmas, holiday, redemption, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, runaway, mentor and christmas tree plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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christmas eve movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as christmas eve: The Blackout (2009), A Princess for Christmas (2011), Just Friends (2005), Christmas & Co. (2017), Silent Night (2002), P2 (2007), Tangerine (2015), Die Hard (1988), The Night Before (2015), It's a Wonderful Life (1946).

List of christmas eve movies

 3.4
 2K
The Blackout (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's Christmas Eve, the city goes dark, and the few remaining tenants of The Ravenwood find themselves trapped in their building. And they are not alone.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, christmas horror
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas eve, deadly creature, survival, danger, isolation, confined, supernatural, urban, monster, trapped in a building, invasion, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, fall in love, prince, love and romance, life turned upside down, family relations, estate, holiday, unlikely couple, butler, fish out of water, servant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 6.2
 94K
Just Friends (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with – a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.
Style: humorous, funny, romantic, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens, chick flick
Plot: true love, love and romance, best friends in love, romance, first love, success, falling in love, unfulfilled love, male female friendship, christmas eve, love triangle, romantic rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Christmas & Co. (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Christmas is on its way and with it disaster. The 92,000 responsible for manufacturing children's toys all become sick at the same time! It's a tough moment for Santa, better known as Father Christmas. He's left no choice: he must ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, semi serious, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, holiday, christmas eve, children, gift, magic, snow, christmas party, christmas decorations, sleigh, childhood ...
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 7.7
 1K
Silent Night (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and then three German soldiers, she successfully convinces the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, uplifting
Plot: soldier, christmas eve, anti war, christmas, german soldier, cabin, medal, military police, holocaust, military, friendship, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, africa
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 5.9
 29K
P2 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Angela, a corporate climber, gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, stalking, kidnapping, obsession, isolation, escape attempt, torment, christmas eve, security guard, danger, survival, axe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 22K
Tangerine (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get ...
Style: talky, dark humor, bleak, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: transsexuality, lgbt, christmas eve, taxi, laundromat, taxi driver, prostitute, sex, hollywood, black lgbt, prostitution, friendship ...
Place: los angeles, california
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 8.2
 689K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, hostage, save the day, violence, skyscraper, terrorist, fbi, race against time, marital problem, confined, machismo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Night Before (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve debauchery, three lifelong best friends set out to find the Holy Grail of Christmas parties since their yearly reunion might be coming to an end.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, friendship, christmas party, christmas eve, buddies, reunion, childhood friends, male friendship, friends, best friends, marijuana, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
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: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: angel, christmas, small town, self discovery, family, desperation, alternate reality, life changing experience, small town life, road not taken, holiday, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, new york
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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, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, ghost, redemption, holiday, rich and poor, regret, human nature, greed, family, elderly, snow, life changing experience ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, future
Place: england, europe, london
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, light, exciting, stylized
Plot: christmas, fantasy world, female villain, disney, strong female character, good versus evil, save the day, life turned upside down, hopes, magical object, snow, princess ...
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12 Dates of Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 12 Dates of Christmas is a romantic comedy that follows Kate (Amy Smart), a young woman who re-lives the same first date on Christmas Eve over and over again. In an attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend on Christmas Eve, Kate ends up ruining her ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas party, falling in love, christmas eve, christmas, love and romance, romance, couple relations, dating, true love, couples, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Massacre on Aisle 12 (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A hardware store employee's first night on the job is disrupted by the discovery of a dead body and a duffel bag full of cash.
Style: suspense
Plot: death, christmas, chainsaw, hardware store, christmas eve, crossbow, marijuana, santa claus, murder, trapped, greed, slasher ...
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The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Calvin Carter, a successful business executive, has it all, but neglects those closest to him. On Christmas Eve, all that changes when the sign on his office building falls on him. He awakes in a hospital bed, attended to by Angie, a nurse who soon ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: hospital, christmas eve, introspection, redemption, holiday, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, hopes, couples, family life, misfit ...
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Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, miser, scrooge, doom, christmas eve, gold, redemption, goofy hero, self discovery, family, road not taken, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: manhattan new york city
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 8.2
 2K
Placido (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person dining with them that night. The celebrations ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, dark humor, realistic, biting ...
Plot: charity, christmas, christmas eve, poverty, working class, rich and poor, social differences, small town, society, social relations, golden years, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: spain
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Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five disparate kids snowed in at the airport on Christmas Eve learn some lessons about friendship when they launch a bid to get back to their families and outsmart a disgruntled airport official who wants to keep them grounded.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: when the parents are away, airport, christmas, rescue, christmas tree, christmas eve, airplane, adventure, fish out of water, disorder, holiday, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iowa, pennsylvania, hawaii
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 6.9
 21K
The Ref (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Caroline and Lloyd are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at ...
Style: talky, clever, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, christmas, holiday, farce, hostage, hostages, burglar, robbery, police, thief, blackmail, dinner ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: connecticut, usa
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 6.3
 13K
Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: hospital, anxiety attack, mortician, coffin, christmas eve, rose, lap dance, exotic dancer, strip club, church, redemption, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, paris france
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The Ice Harvest (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
Style: dark humor, clever, suspenseful, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: stripper, betrayal, murder, neo noir, christmas eve, strip club, crime, femme fatale, embezzlement, gangsters, crimes, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
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Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a shaky marriage while her half sister gets engaged.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adultery, dysfunctional family, divorce, marriage proposal, restaurant, infidelity, robbery, tourist, christmas eve, redemption, grandfather, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: new york, europe, usa, venice, manhattan new york city ...
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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 dinner, nothing goes right, eccentric family, neighbor, farce, family gatherings, down on your luck, family, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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, semi serious, feel good, witty, idiotic ...
Plot: christmas, christmas party, christmas eve, christmas tree, holiday, family, suburban life, couple relations, suburbs, parents and children, family gatherings, when the parents are away ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: latin america, peru, usa, chicago illinois
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The Christmas Toy (1986)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Christmas Toy is a 1986 Emmy Award nominated television film produced by The Jim Henson Company, featuring Jim Henson's Muppets. Rugby the Tiger who remembers how he was the Christmas Toy last year, and thinks he's going to be ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, christmas eve, paralysis, puppets, best friends, family, friendship, puppetry, holiday, imaginary, family relations, friends ...
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A Child's Christmas in Wales (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: It's Christmas Eve in Wales. A young boy named Thomas is excited about the holiday, but he's also disappointed because it's raining instead of snowing. His grandfather gives him an old snow globe as an early Christmas present and ...
Plot: santa claus, memory, christmas eve, flashback, christmas, snow, gift, uncle nephew relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, prank, toy ...
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Black Christmas (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one. A remake of the 1974 horror movie, Black Christmas.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, christmas, slasher, murder, holiday, hospital, dysfunctional family, gory, danger, violence, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
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 7.1
 123K
Bad Santa (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 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: dark humor, clever, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, anti heroes, drink, safe, department store, christmas eve, shopping mall, cons and scams, heist, safecracker, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, phoenix arizona
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 7.1
 3K
Museo (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mexico, 1985. Juan and Wilson, two perennial Veterinary students, perpetrate an audacious heist in the National Museum of Anthropology, running away with a loot of more than hundred invaluable pieces of Mayan art, unaware of the consequences of ...
Style: road movie, based on true events
Plot: museum, heist, best friend, gold, brother sister relationship, christmas eve, father son relationship, anthropology, art dealer, face mask, actor
Place: mexico, mexico city
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 6.2
 8K
Noel (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: parents and children, hospital, christmas, hopes, love and romance, christmas eve, couples, family relations, golden years, human nature, redemption, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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