20 Movies Like A Year Without A Santa Claus

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The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause
The Santa Clause
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Metacritic: 57/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Awards: 2 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick
Actors: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Santa Clause” is a family comedy film about a man who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve, and subsequently becomes the new Santa Claus. As he navigates the challenges of his new role, he must also convince those around him that he is indeed Santa Claus.

Elf

Elf
Elf
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Awards: 2 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: David Berenbaum
Actors: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Elf movie is about a human named Buddy, who was raised as an elf in the North Pole, embarking on a journey to New York City to find his biological father and spread holiday cheer. Along the way, he must navigate the challenges of being an oversized elf in the real world.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
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Runtime: 47 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: N/A
Writer: Romeo Muller, Robert May, Johnny Marks
Actors: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Larry D. Mann
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada, Japan
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“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a classic Christmas movie that tells the story of Rudolph, a reindeer with a glowing red nose, who embarks on a journey to find acceptance and discovers that his unique trait can save Christmas.

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the Snowman
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
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Runtime: 25 min
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy
Awards: N/A
Writer: Romeo Muller
Actors: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Frosty the Snowman” is a classic animated film about a magical snowman who comes to life and befriends a group of children. Together, they embark on a joyful adventure while trying to outrun a greedy magician who wants to melt Frosty.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: 3 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Charles Dickens, Robert Zemeckis
Actors: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“A Christmas Carol” is a movie based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel. It follows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter and selfish man who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, leading to a transformative journey of redemption and self-discovery.

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 8 wins & 1 nomination total
Writer: George Seaton, Valentine Davies
Actors: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne
Language: English, Dutch
Country: United States
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“Miracle on 34th Street” is a heartwarming Christmas film about a kind old man who claims to be Santa Claus and goes on trial to prove his authenticity. As the trial unfolds, the film explores themes of belief, love, and the true meaning of Christmas.

The Grinch

The Grinch
The Grinch
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 85 min
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Awards: 2 wins & 18 nominations
Writer: Michael LeSieur, Tommy Swerdlow, Dr. Seuss
Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones
Language: English
Country: France, United States
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“The Grinch” is a Christmas-themed animated film that follows the story of a grumpy green creature who plots to steal Christmas from the cheerful residents of Whoville, but ultimately learns the true meaning of the holiday season and the power of love and friendship.

Home Alone

Home Alone
Home Alone
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Family
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 12 wins & 7 nominations total
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“Home Alone” is a comedy film about an 8-year-old boy named Kevin McCallister who is accidentally left behind when his family goes on vacation for Christmas. Kevin must defend his home from two burglars using creative and hilarious traps.

Jingle All the Way

Jingle All the Way
Jingle All the Way
Internet Movie Database: 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 20%
Metacritic: 34/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: Randy Kornfield
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Jingle All the Way” is a comedy film about a workaholic father who goes to great lengths to find a highly sought-after toy for his son on Christmas Eve, leading to a series of hilarious and chaotic adventures.”

The Polar Express

The Polar Express
The Polar Express
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 5 wins & 26 nominations total
Writer: Chris Van Allsburg, Robert Zemeckis, William Broyles Jr.
Actors: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter
Language: English
Country: United States, Australia
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The Polar Express is about a young boy who embarks on a magical train journey to the North Pole on Christmas Eve, where he learns about the spirit of Christmas and the power of belief. Along the way, he encounters various adventures and meets interesting characters that help him rediscover the joy of the holiday season.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Metacritic: 49/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: N/A
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis
Language: English
Country: United States
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“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is a comedy film that follows the Griswold family as they attempt to have a perfect Christmas, but encounter a series of hilarious and chaotic mishaps. Their holiday plans are disrupted by dysfunctional relatives, faulty Christmas lights, and a disastrous Christmas tree, leading to a comical and memorable holiday season.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 76 min
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 7 wins & 17 nominations total
Writer: Tim Burton, Michael McDowell, Caroline Thompson
Actors: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a stop-motion animated musical film about Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who discovers Christmas Town and becomes obsessed with bringing Christmas to his spooky world, leading to unexpected consequences.

It’s a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
Internet Movie Database: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 5 Oscars. 7 wins & 6 nominations total
Writer: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra
Actors: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“It’s a Wonderful Life” is a heartwarming Christmas film about a man named George Bailey who, on the brink of despair, is shown by his guardian angel how different life in his community would be if he had never been born. Through this revelation, he learns the true value of his own life and the impact he has had on others.

White Christmas

White Christmas
White Christmas
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 56/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 1 nomination total
Writer: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
Actors: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney
Language: English
Country: United States
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“White Christmas” is a classic holiday film about two former army buddies who team up to save their former general’s failing inn by putting on a spectacular musical show. Along the way, they find love and rediscover the true meaning of Christmas.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
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Runtime: 25 min
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Primetime Emmy. 3 wins & 3 nominations total
Writer: Charles M. Schulz
Actors: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer
Language: English
Country: United States
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“A Charlie Brown Christmas” is about Charlie Brown’s search for the true meaning of Christmas, as he directs a school play and tries to find a suitable Christmas tree. Through his journey, he learns the importance of friendship, kindness, and the simplicity of the holiday season.

Bad Santa

Bad Santa
Bad Santa
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 12 nominations
Writer: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Actors: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham
Language: English
Country: Germany, United States
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“Bad Santa” is a dark comedy film about a cynical and alcoholic conman who disguises himself as Santa Claus to rob shopping malls during the holiday season. Along the way, he forms an unlikely bond with a troubled young boy, leading to unexpected changes in both of their lives.

Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas
Arthur Christmas
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: Nominated for 2 BAFTA 3 wins & 23 nominations total
Writer: Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith
Actors: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“Arthur Christmas” is an animated film that follows the story of Santa Claus’ clumsy son, Arthur, as he embarks on a mission to deliver a forgotten present to a little girl before Christmas morning. With the help of his grandfather and a team of misfit elves, Arthur learns the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of spreading joy to every child.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 85 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: Charles Dickens, Jerry Juhl
Actors: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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The Muppet Christmas Carol is a heartwarming and humorous adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, following the Muppets as they help Scrooge, played by Michael Caine, discover the true meaning of Christmas through visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

Scrooged

Scrooged
Scrooged
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 38/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 1 win & 5 nominations total
Writer: Mitch Glazer, Michael O'Donoghue, Charles Dickens
Actors: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Scrooged” is a dark comedy film that follows a cynical TV executive who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, forcing him to confront his selfishness and rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Through a series of surreal and humorous encounters, he learns the importance of love, compassion, and redemption.

Love Actually

Love Actually
Love Actually
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award10 wins & 29 nominations total
Writer: Richard Curtis
Actors: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson
Language: English, Portuguese, French
Country: United Kingdom, France, United States
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“Love Actually” is a romantic comedy that follows the intertwining stories of various characters in London during the Christmas season, exploring themes of love, relationships, and the complexities of human connection. The film showcases different forms of love, from romantic to familial, and highlights the joy, heartbreak, and unpredictability that come with it.

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