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Poor Sasha

Poor Sasha

1997 - Russia
Film - comedy, adventure, family



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Morozko

Morozko

1964 - USSR
Film - fantasy, melodrama, comedy, family


A fairy-tale about a conceited young man and a young woman with a tyrannical step-mother, who must overcome magical trials in order to be together.

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Новогодние приключения Маши и Вити

Новогодние приключения Маши и Вити

1975 - USSR
Telefilm - fantasy, family, music



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SOS, Santa Claus or all come true!

SOS, Santa Claus or all come true!

2015 - Russia
Telefilm - comedy, family



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Christmas Angel

Christmas Angel

Original title: Christmas Angel

2012 - USA
Film - family


Christmas wishes made before a long-abandoned house that start coming true lead an elementary schoolgirl to discover a reclusive woman living inside.

Christmas Do-Over

Christmas Do-Over

Original title: Christmas Do-Over

2006 - USA
Film - fantasy, comedy, family


Kevin tries to be involved with his son and ex-wife's family for Christmas. During dinner, he thought his Christmas *day* couldn't be more screwed; his son suddenly wishes it was Christmas every day. After that, it was a regular Groundhog's Day. Kevin learns new dance moves and can actually sing. Don't let the caroling fool you.

The Nativity Story

The Nativity Story

Original title: The Nativity Story

2006 - USA
Film - drama, family


A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

One Magic Christmas

One Magic Christmas

Original title: One Magic Christmas

1985 - USA, Canada
Film - fantasy, family, music


An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about.

So This Is Christmas

So This Is Christmas

Original title: So This Is Christmas

2013 - USA
Film - drama, melodrama, comedy, family


Ashley lives in the fast lane until a handyman invades her life and she's directing a Christmas play for underprivileged kids. She runs into her ultimate soul mate. They may live happily ever after unless her step brother gets her killed.

K9 Adventures: A Christmas Tale

K9 Adventures: A Christmas Tale

Original title: K9 Adventures: A Christmas Tale

2012 - USA
Film - family


Luke Perry stars in this heartwarming "tail." Kassie, her friends and her dog, Scoot, organize a holiday fundraiser, but must protect the cash from some crooks in order to save Christmas.

Curly Sue

Curly Sue

Original title: Curly Sue

1991 - USA
Film - drama, melodrama, comedy, family


A homeless man and his young companion who survive by conning people meet a woman who may need them even more than they need her.

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Home Alone

Home Alone

Original title: Home Alone

1990 - USA
Film - comedy, family


An eight-year-old trouble-maker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

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Jingle All the Way

Jingle All the Way

Original title: Jingle All the Way

1996 - USA
Film - comedy, family


A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas, however, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

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A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

Original title: A Christmas Story

1983 - USA, Canada
Film - comedy, family


In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Joulutarina

Joulutarina

Original title: Joulutarina

2007 - Finland
Film - fantasy, drama, family


The touching story of how Santa Claus came to be Santa.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Original title: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

1989 - USA
Film - comedy, family



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The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Original title: The Muppet Christmas Carol

1993 - USA
Film - musical, fantasy, drama, comedy, family


The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

Original title: The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

2007 - United Kingdom
Film - family


When a broken hearted boy loses the treasured wooden nativity set that links him to his dead father, his worried mother persuades a lonely ill-tempered woodcarver to create a replacement, and to allow her son to watch him work on it. The commission takes their relationship to unexpected places as the young client makes greater and more difficult demands of the woodcarver's ability, and as Christmas approaches, the three struggle to come to terms with each other, their painful memories and the process of putting their unhappiness behind them.

Christmas with a Capital C

Christmas with a Capital C

Original title: Christmas with a Capital C

2011 - USA
Film - drama, comedy, family


An attorney returns to his small home town in Alaska and quickly rocks the boat by getting an injunction against the nativity display tradition and attacking Christmas.

Christmas with the Kranks

Christmas with the Kranks

Original title: Christmas with the Kranks

2004 - USA
Film - comedy, family


With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.

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The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause

Original title: The Santa Clause

1994 - USA
Film - fantasy, comedy, adventure, family


When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

The Santa Clause 2

The Santa Clause 2

Original title: The Santa Clause 2

2001 - USA
Film - fantasy, comedy, adventure, family


Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.

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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Original title: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

2006 - USA
Film - fantasy, comedy, adventure, family


Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

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Fred Claus

Fred Claus

Original title: Fred Claus

2007 - USA
Film - fantasy, comedy, family


Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole.

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Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street

Original title: Miracle on 34th Street

1994 - USA
Film - fantasy, family


When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Original title: The Nutcracker

2010 - USA
Film - fantasy, thriller, family


On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie (Cohen) falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself (or does she?) into a fantastic world where toys become larger than life. Her beloved Nutcracker (Culkin) comes to life and defends her from the Mouse King, then is turned into a Prince after Marie saves his life.

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Elf

Elf

Original title: Elf

2003 - USA
Film - fantasy, melodrama, comedy, family


After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

A Town Without Christmas

A Town Without Christmas

Original title: A Town Without Christmas

2001 - USA
Telefilm - drama, family


In the small town of Seacliff, Wash., a child's letter to Santa Claus captures the nation's attention. When the little boy, Chris, writes that he wishes to leave this world so he will no longer be a burden to his divorcing parents, a race begins to find him before he harms himself.

Meet the Santas

Meet the Santas

Original title: Meet the Santas

2005 - USA
Telefilm - fantasy, comedy, family


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. Claus, she has to call on her estranged socialite Grinch of a mother to arrange the wedding. Of course her mom has never met the fiancé nor his family and has no inkling of his secret. This is a sequel to 2004's Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus.

Santa Who?

Santa Who?

Original title: Santa Who?

2000 - USA
Telefilm - fantasy, comedy, adventure, family


Santa suffers a case of amnesia on the eve of his busiest season.

The Christmas Secret

The Christmas Secret

Original title: The Christmas Secret

2000 - USA
Telefilm - fantasy, drama, family


In this magical story, a scientist sets out to prove that reindeer can fly and along the way discovers the true meaning of faith, family and Christmas.

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The Christmas Card

The Christmas Card

Original title: The Christmas Card

2006 - USA
Telefilm - melodrama, family


US soldier visits the town from where an inspirational Christmas card was sent to him by a church group that mails cards out to servicemen as a goodwill effort.

Christmas Trade

Christmas Trade

Original title: Christmas Trade

2015 - USA
Telefilm - comedy, family


Just days before Christmas, an LA real-estate lawyer and his eleven-year-old son magically swap bodies. As they walk in each other's shoes, from a cutthroat law firm and the frightening days of sixth grade, the father and son rediscover what it means to be family.LOS ANGELES, night. Inside the TAYLOR residence, ROBBY (11) sits behind a dimly lit laptop screen, scrolling through Christmas toys on a shopping website. As he climbs into bed, a loud THUMP is heard. He goes to his front door and looks around, but sees nothing. As he returns inside, a mysterious package is seen on the porch. The package is labeled, "SANTA'S MYSTERY EMPORIUM." The next morning, life in the Taylor family is complete chaos. MITCH (40s) has his cell-phone glued to his ear and pays little attention to Robby. Since Robby's mother died a few years back, it's just the two of them. It's clear that they haven't exactly established a relationship or a daily routine. Robby bugs his father about getting a Christmas tree and presents, but Mitch is too focused on his work. On their way out the door, Mitch discovers the mysterious package and thoughtlessly tosses it in the car with them. At school, Robby's life in the sixth grade consists of arithmetic, crushes, and big bully by the name of FRANCIS (11), who's mother TRISH (40s) persistently hunts the widowed Mitch like prey. At work, Mitch stresses over an injunction with the firm's biggest client Milton GREEN, who will be attending the firm's holiday party in just three days, which he is responsible for planning as well. A senior partner at the firm, HARPER SHAW, ruthlessly threatens to fire Mitch if anything goes wrong. On top of his stress, Mitch's secret girlfriend and coworker CHLOE (40s), questions their relationship and his effort to introduce her to Robby. He's one cup of decaf away from a complete mental breakdown.

A Carol Christmas

A Carol Christmas

Original title: A Carol Christmas

2003 - USA
Telefilm - fantasy, comedy, family


An ego-maniacal TV talk show host is determined to destroy the festive fun in the studio.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Original title: The Nightmare Before Christmas

1993 - USA
Cartoon - musical, fantasy, family


Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.

The Polar Express

The Polar Express

Original title: The Polar Express

2004 - USA
Cartoon - fantasy, adventure, family


A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

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Prep and Landing

Prep and Landing

Original title: Prep and Landing

2009 - USA
Cartoon - fantasy, family, music


Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Original title: A Christmas Carol

2009 - USA
Cartoon - fantasy, drama, family


An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas

Original title: Arthur Christmas

2011 - USA
Cartoon - comedy, family, adventure, fantasy


Santa's clumsy son Arthur gets put on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.

Saving Santa

Saving Santa

Original title: Saving Santa

2013 - USA
Cartoon - musical, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family


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.

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Padal proshlogodniy sneg

Padal proshlogodniy sneg

1983 - USSR
Short cartoon - fantasy, comedy, family


Surreal misadventures of a lazy drunkard with speech impediment trying to get a New Year tree on a short notice. Loosely based on folk fairy tales.

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas

Original title: Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas

2011 - USA
Short cartoon - comedy, adventure, family


Sid, Eddie and Crash get in trouble with Santa and have to get their names off of the naughty list.

The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper

The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper

Original title: The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper

2005 - USA
Short cartoon - comedy, family


The penguins of the Central Park Zoo have an adventure in the city on Christmas Eve.

Merry Madagascar

Merry Madagascar

Original title: Merry Madagascar

2009 - USA
Short cartoon - comedy, adventure, family


When Santa and his reindeer crash onto Madagascar it's up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melvin, and the penguins to save Christmas.

Prep and Landing Naughty vs Nice

Prep and Landing Naughty vs Nice

Original title: Prep and Landing Naughty vs Nice

2011 - USA
Short cartoon - fantasy, comedy, adventure, family


Lanny and Wayne race to recover classified North Pole technology.

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Shrek: The Halls

Original title: Shrek: The Halls

2007 - USA
Short cartoon - fantasy, comedy, adventure, family


This half-hour animated TV special features the Shrek characters putting their own spin on holiday traditions.