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, realistic, feel good, semi serious, light and suspense films and TV shows about / with christmas eve, christmas, holiday, christmas tree, family, catastrophe, redemption, dialogue, storytelling and runaway plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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christmas eve movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as christmas eve: Noel (2004), 12 Dates of Christmas (2011), Christmas with the Kranks (2004), Unaccompanied Minors (2006), A Christmas Carol (2009), The Night Before (2015), P2 (2007), The Blackout (2009), Just in Time for Christmas (2015), A Princess for Christmas (2011).

List of christmas eve movies

 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, emotional, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: christmas eve, parents and children, love and romance, christmas, hopes, couple relations, jealousy, hospital, family relations, down on your luck, family gatherings, miraculous event ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas eve, falling in love, love and romance, dating, couple relations, romance, true love, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, time loop, christmas party, christmas, one more chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st 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, feel good, funny, satirical, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas eve, suburban life, christmas party, family, christmas, holiday, disorder, nothing goes right, family gatherings, parents and children, contests and competitions, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: latin america, peru, usa, chicago illinois
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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, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: when the parents are away, christmas, disorder, fish out of water, adventure, christmas eve, airport, child as adult, youth, christmas tree, happy ending, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, iowa, hawaii
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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, holiday, redemption, regret, rich and poor, snow, greed, elderly, human nature, dreams, life changing experience ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, future
Place: england, europe, london
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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, talky, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, friendship, christmas party, christmas eve, reunion, buddies, childhood friends, male friendship, twists & turns, best friends, friends, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, year 2008
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, tense, suspenseful, suspense, christmas horror ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, stalking, kidnapping, torment, isolation, escape attempt, danger, survival, security guard, christmas eve, confinement indoors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 3.5
 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: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful, christmas horror
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas eve, isolation, survival, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, confined, monster, creature, characters killed one by one, invasion, trapped in a building ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Just in Time for Christmas (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lindsay is faced with a life-altering decision as Christmas approaches: Stay in her tiny hometown and marry boyfriend Jason or accept a coveted post teaching at an Ivy League college on the other side of the country. What to do? Fortunately for ...
Style: light, feel good, funny, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas eve, relationship vs career, second chance, choice, doubts and hesitations, couple relations, mysterious stranger, marriage proposal, job offer, miraculous event, limbo, changing lives ...
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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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fall in love, christmas, prince, love and romance, life turned upside down, family relations, estate, holiday, unlikely couple, fish out of water, butler, servant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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O' Christmas Tree (1999)
Genre: Animation
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Featuring the voices of Edward Asner, Tim Conway and Marie Osmond. This heartwarming animated tale begins in a snowy forest on Christmas Eve, where a forlorn little pine tree feels she is too homely to ever realize her dream of being a real ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, light, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, animal life, wish come true, hopes, christmas eve, christmas tree, following a dream, help, winter, kindness, escapades, holiday ...
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 6.7
 10K
Ben Is Back (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 19 year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Plot: drug rehabilitation, drug dealing, lie, addiction, marriage, group therapy, breaking and entering, teenager, drug dealer, christmas eve, suspicion, christmas ...
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 6.2
 96K
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, unfulfilled love, falling in love, success, friendship, male female relationship, male female friendship, graduation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: new jersey, usa
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 6.6
 23K
Dead End (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, scary, surprise ending ...
Plot: danger, forest, wrong place wrong time, family problems, family, ghost, family relations, pregnancy, hallucination, marital argument, christmas eve, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
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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, gift, children, christmas eve, magic, snow, christmas party, toy, christmas tree, christmas decorations ...
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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, exciting, light, stylized
Plot: christmas, fantasy world, princess, female villain, disney, snow, magical object, mouse, betrayal, christmas eve, attic, army ...
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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: christmas, death, hardware store, chainsaw, christmas eve, crossbow, marijuana, santa claus, murder, sledgehammer, blood, elevator shaft ...
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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, taxi driver, prostitute, laundromat, lgbt, taxi, christmas eve, sex, hollywood, black lgbt, prostitution, friendship ...
Place: los angeles, california
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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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: hospital, christmas eve, redemption, introspection, misfit, self discovery, family relations, hopes, couple relations, friendship, family life, couples ...
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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, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: friendship, soldier, military, anti war, german soldier, cabin, medal, christmas eve, military police, christmas, holocaust, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, africa
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: redemption, ghost, doom, miser, scrooge, gold, christmas eve, supernatural, hopes, family, road not taken, imaginary ...
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: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: charity, working class, dinner, poverty, christmas eve, christmas, society, golden years, family relations, money raising, family in crisis, rich and poor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: spain
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 6.9
 22K
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: humorous, talky, clever, witty, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, christmas, hostages, holiday, farce, hostage, loan, reconciliation, thief, burglar, police, robbery ...
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, emotional, serious, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: strip club, anxiety attack, stripper, exotic dancer, redemption, self discovery, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, family problems, hopes, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
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, holiday, desperation, family, life changing experience, small town life, alternate reality, road not taken, suicide attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, new york
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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, suspenseful, clever, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, betrayal, murder, femme fatale, embezzlement, neo noir, strip club, christmas eve, crime, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adultery, liberal, thanksgiving, halloween, dysfunctional family, grandfather, tourist, marriage proposal, restaurant, divorce, redemption, christmas eve ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, europe, venice, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 8.2
 711K
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, fbi, christmas, hostage, save the day, race against time, marital problem, terrorist, gunfight, confined, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, neighbor, nothing goes right, eccentric family, farce, down on your luck, family gatherings, yuppie, vacation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: stylized, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: paralysis, christmas, christmas eve, toys, best friends, child as adult, disorder, family life, friends, friendship, youth, family relations ...
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