Christmas movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant christmas movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, clever, light, sentimental, feel good and melancholic films and TV shows about / with christmas, holiday, family, catastrophe, runaway, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, destiny and culture clash plots mostly in Comedy, Family and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
christmas movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as christmas: A Christmas Carol (2009), The Holiday (2006), Home Alone (1990), The Polar Express (2004), Arthur Christmas (2011), Elf (2003), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Love Actually (2003), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), A Princess for Christmas (2011).

List of christmas movies

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, humorous, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, ghost, holiday, redemption, regret, greed, supernatural, life changing experience, dreams, elderly, human nature, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, future
Place: england, europe, london
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The Holiday (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realizes that the imminent ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, romantic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, christmas, looking for love, holiday, fall in love, couples, vacation, snow, friendship, christmas party, romance, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, england, london, usa ...
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Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, light, not serious, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family, mischievous children, holiday, when the parents are away, kids and family, child protagonist, neighbor, danger, vacation, precocious child, young heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, america, paris france, chicago illinois, illinois ...
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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 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: stylized, semi serious, feel good, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, snow, adventure, train ride, gift, santa claus, bell, beard, ticket, faith, nerd, belief ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
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Arthur Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 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: humorous, exciting, colourful, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, santa claus, race against time, family, letter, escapades, adventure, assistant, reindeer, elf, sleigh ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, mexico, toronto ontario canada, cuba, england
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Elf (2003)
Genre: 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, elf, christmas spirit, goofy hero, santa claus, fish out of water, corporate world, orphan, north pole, new job, dwarf, christmas movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, south pole
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, offbeat, stylized, atmospheric, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: halloween, christmas, dark fantasy, holiday, imaginary kingdom, skeleton, dreams, imagination, fish out of water, friends, good versus evil, nightmare ...
Time: 1990s
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Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, love at first sight, infidelity, fall in love, unlikely couple, romance, multiple storylines, wooing, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, france ...
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, when the parents are away, holiday, adventure, family, danger, robbery, trap, snow, home alone, home invasion, mischievous children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, florida
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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: christmas, fall in love, love and romance, prince, life turned upside down, family relations, estate, unlikely couple, holiday, fish out of water, princess, butler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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A Christmas Prince (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a reporter goes undercover as a nanny to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love - but will she be able to keep up her lie?
Style: romantic, light, sweet, touching
Plot: prince, christmas, palace, reporter, snow, proposal, coronation, romance, dating show, intrigue, sneakers, adopted son ...
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: humorous, fairy tale, funny, light, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, village, redemption, holiday, social misfits, disorder, fish out of water, dishonesty, creativity, social relations, rescue ...
Time: 2000s
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Krampus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A horror comedy based on the ancient legend about a pagan creature who punishes children on Christmas.
Style: dark humor, scary, humorous, suspenseful, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, legends and myths, supernatural, demon, monster, santa claus, danger, family, power outage, child in peril, blizzard, creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Hogfather (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
Story: It's the night before Hogswatch, usually a time of joy on Discworld, but there are suspicious going-on and the criminal underworld is abuzz. The beloved Hogfather - the jolly bearer of glee and pork-related gifts for children everywhere - has ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, dark fantasy, death, holiday, fantasy world, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, family, curses spells and rituals, disguise, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california
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Deck the Halls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.
Style: humorous, feel good, dark humor, light, funny ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, neighbor, small town, rivalry, parents and children, couple relations, suburbs, social relations, feud, ambition, family ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, england, massachusetts, latin america
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The Family Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, feel good, touching, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: road not taken, family life, christmas, life changing experience, destiny, rich and poor, family relations, workaholic, angel, midlife crisis, family man, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, colourful, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, dog, monster, family, imaginary, social misfits, fish out of water, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, generosity ...
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Happy Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania, Norway, Japan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, singer, idealism, friendship, human spirit, soldier, holiday, war, hopes, german, french, initially antagonists ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, berlin germany, holland, glasgow scotland, brussels belgium ...
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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, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: angel, christmas, desperation, family, small town, self discovery, holiday, life changing experience, small town life, alternate reality, road not taken, suicide attempt ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, new york
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Surviving Christmas (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, he revisit his old childhood home in the hope of reliving some old holiday memories – but he finds that the house in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, absurd, idiotic, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas, couple relations, holiday, nothing goes right, suburbs, looking for love, eccentric family, parents and children, loneliness, happy ending, dysfunctional family, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
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A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but is a frustrating struggle. ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, christmas special ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, director, peanuts, family, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, heroes, contests and competitions, musician ...
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A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, childhood, bully, obsession, small town, essay, chinese restaurant, snow, love and romance, family, toys ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: indiana, usa
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The Family Stone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: christmas, romance, family values, eccentric family, parents and children, family gatherings, secret, brother sister relationship, family drama, wedding preparations and rituals, interracial romance, holiday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
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Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, terrorism, airport, lone hero, gunfight, save the day, one man army, danger, chase, airplane, master criminal, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
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Four Christmases (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brad and Kate have made something of an art form out of avoiding their families during the holidays, but this year their foolproof plan is about go bust -- big time. Stuck at the city airport after all departing flights are canceled, the couple is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, couple relations, dysfunctional family, family relations, holiday, nothing goes right, family gatherings, parents and children, in-laws, comedy of errors, eccentric family, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
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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: sentimental, romantic, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, romance, coma, love and romance, christmas, love triangle, disorder, love affair, mistaken identity, wedding preparations and rituals, sibling relationship, new year's eve ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six years have elapsed since Guantanamo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, offbeat, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, christmas, holiday, buddies, christmas tree, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, disorder, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, partners, family values ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, witty, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: diary, opposites attract, love and romance, workplace romance, thirtysomething life, looking for love, christmas, love triangle, holiday, couples, infidelity, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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The Night Before (2015)
Genre: 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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