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, feel good, semi serious and sentimental films and TV shows about / with christmas, holiday, dialogue, catastrophe, family, mentor, christmas tree, runaway, storytelling and chase plots mostly in Comedy, Family and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as christmas: Arthur Christmas (2011), The Holiday (2006), A Christmas Carol (2009), Home Alone (1990), Love Actually (2003), Elf (2003), The Polar Express (2004), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000).
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Home Alone (1990)
Comedy, Family
USA
103 min.
 7.5
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
USA
96 min.
 6.8
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Easter (2019)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
USA
200 min.
The Grinch (2018)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
France, China, Japan, USA
86 min.
 6.4

List of christmas movies

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, entertaining, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, family, holiday, race against time, letter, escapades, adventure, redemption, magical, runaway, santa claus, elf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, mexico, idaho, cuba
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 6.9
 209K
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, sentimental, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, looking for love, holiday, fall in love, couples, friendship, vacation, christmas party, lifestyle change, romance, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, england, california, london, usa
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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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, ghost, redemption, rich and poor, holiday, regret, supernatural, human nature, greed, elderly, life changing experience, dreams ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, future
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.5
 379K
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, not serious, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, holiday, when the parents are away, young heroes, crime gone awry, danger, home alone, neighbor, precocious child, prank ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, paris france, chicago illinois, france ...
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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, parents and children, holiday, family dinner, nothing goes right, eccentric family, neighbor, farce, family gatherings, down on your luck, family, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.6
 365K
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, fall in love, infidelity, love at first sight, multiple storylines, workplace romance, romance, unlikely couple, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, marseille, england, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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 6.9
 175K
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, not serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, goofy hero, santa claus, christmas spirit, north pole, orphan, fish out of water, family, adoption, dwarf, corporate world, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, south pole, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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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, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, adventure, snow, belief, north pole, bell, santa claus, gift, faith, ticket, nerd, beard ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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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: family outing, kids
Plot: halloween, christmas, imaginary kingdom, holiday, skeleton, magic, save the day, dreams, friends, good versus evil, fish out of water, dark fantasy ...
Time: 1990s
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, not serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, when the parents are away, adventure, holiday, family, mischievous children, young heroes, danger, home alone, home invasion, trap, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, florida, manhattan new york city
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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: humorous, fairy tale, funny, light, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, village, holiday, redemption, social misfits, kids and family, disorder, monster, fish out of water, dishonesty, social relations ...
Time: 2000s
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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: feel good, humorous, witty, not serious, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, christmas, looking for love, thirtysomething life, holiday, diary, love triangle, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, infidelity, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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, humorous, christmas special, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, monster, holiday, obsession, dog, materialism, surrealism, snow, christmas tree, sleigh, generosity, family ...
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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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: angel, christmas, small town, self discovery, family, desperation, life changing experience, alternate reality, small town life, road not taken, human nature, holiday ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, new york
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 6.7
 94K
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, touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: road not taken, christmas, rich and poor, destiny, family life, life changing experience, family relations, midlife crisis, workaholic, singleness, angel, second chance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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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, dysfunctional family, holiday, family relations, comedy of errors, couple relations, nothing goes right, family gatherings, parents and children, eccentric family, in-laws, christmas party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 4.9
 19K
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, family, rivalry, small town, parents and children, social relations, suburbs, couple relations, feud, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, massachusetts, latin america
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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, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, fall in love, prince, love and romance, unlikely couple, holiday, life turned upside down, servant, family, estate, maid, butler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 6.0
 43K
Daddy's Home 2 (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brad and Dusty must deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, father son conflict, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, stepfather, ex husband ex wife relationship, stepfather stepson relationship, family relations, friendship, awkward situation, children ...
Time: contemporary
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A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
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, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, love and romance, childhood, snow, chinese restaurant, essay, small town, family, obsession, bully, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: indiana, usa
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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, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: christmas, singer, holiday, human spirit, soldier, friendship, german, french, singing, idealism, anti war, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, oslo norway, glasgow scotland, brussels belgium ...
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A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Genre: Animation, 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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, christmas special ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, peanuts, family, director, friendship, friends, youth, pets, young heroes, siblings relations, artists and showbiz ...
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A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Amy, Kiki and Carla – three under-appreciated and over-burdened women – rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for mothers: Christmas. And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn’t hard enough, they ...
Style: light, buddy comedy, captivating, humorous
Plot: christmas, mother daughter relationship, single parent, female friendship, friendship between women, holiday, single mother, female protagonist, christmas movie, woman, parenting, father daughter relationship ...
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 6.2
 52K
Krampus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, 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, humorous, scary, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, supernatural, legends and myths, family, danger, santa claus, demon, blizzard, creature, deadly creature, monster, fire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: christmas, serial killer, psychopath, slasher, murder, holiday, hospital, dysfunctional family, gory, danger, violence, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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 7.1
 302K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, christmas, airport, save the day, chase, lone hero, gunfight, airplane, danger, master criminal, fight scenes, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
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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: humorous, feel good, absurd, idiotic, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, couple relations, suburbs, nothing goes right, looking for love, eccentric family, loneliness, parents and children, happy ending, dysfunctional family, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
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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: coma, fall in love, love triangle, romance, disorder, christmas, love and romance, love affair, mistaken identity, sibling relationship, memory loss, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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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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 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: christmas, dysfunctional family, hostages, holiday, farce, hostage, burglar, thief, blackmail, christmas eve, dinner, santa claus ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: connecticut, usa
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