List of made-for-television and direct-to-video Christmas films

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This is a list of Christmas films that were made for television, or for the direct-to-video or direct-to-DVD market.

Animated[edit]

Title Year Description
Annabelle's Wish 1997 A young mute boy is given a calf who aspires to become one of Santa's flying reindeer.
Arthur's Perfect Christmas 2000 Animated special, based on the popular television and book franchise. Arthur and his friends hope to celebrate a perfect Christmas and other seasonal holidays, but discover that sometimes even if Christmas or their holiday of choice doesn't work out in the perfect manner they had planned, they can still have a wonderful holiday.
Babes in Toyland 1997 An animated adaptation of the Herbert operetta.
Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas 2006 This animated parody of A Christmas Carol casts Daffy Duck in the Scrooge-like role, with all of the other Looney Tunes characters offering support.
Barbie in a Christmas Carol 2008 An adaptation of A Christmas Carol starring Barbie and friends
Barbie: A Perfect Christmas 2011 Barbie tries to get to another country with her sisters for Christmas but get snowed in another town where they have to spend Christmas at a hotel.
The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas 1973 The story focuses on Theodore Edward Bear (Ted E. Bear for short) who is curious about Christmas, and who decides to go searching for it while the other bears hibernate for winter..
The Bears Who Saved Christmas 1994 A family gets stranded in a cabin on Christmas Eve, and two teddy bears - Christopher and Holly - venture into the woods to find a Christmas tree and save Christmas.
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas 1997 A holiday-themed sequel to the animated Disney theatrical film.
The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree 1979 Papa Bear and the cubs search the woods for the most perfect Christmas tree, but run afoul of the woodland animals who live in the trees they aim to cut down.
Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night 1998 An animated story about the creation of the song "Silent Night".
Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol 1979 An animated television special featuring the various Looney Tunes characters, with the role of Scrooge going to Yosemite Sam.
Casper's Haunted Christmas 2000 Casper the Friendly Ghost must scare someone before Christmas Day or be banished from the mortal realm.
A Charlie Brown Christmas 1965 A 28-minute animated special in which Charlie Brown searches for the true meaning of Christmas, by directing a Christmas play while shunning the hyper-commercialization of the holiday.
A Chipmunk Christmas 1981 A sick boy makes Alvin realize the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas Is Here Again 2007 A disabled orphan girl sets out to find Santa's stolen toy sack.
A Cosmic Christmas 1977 Three aliens visit Earth to learn about the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas Sing-Along Songs! 2010 Compilation of VeggieTales Christmas songs.
Father Christmas 1991 The story of what Father Christmas does the 'other' 364 days a year.
The Fat Albert Christmas Special 1977
Frosty the Snowman 1969 Animated special. A Magic hat brings snowman to life.
Frosty Returns 1992 Animated special. A Summer Wheeze aersol spray threatens Frosty.
A Garfield Christmas 1987 Animated special. Garfield, Jon, and Odie go to Jon's grandmother's house for Christmas, where Garfield finds a present for Grandma.
Gift of the Night Fury 2011 The Vikings are prepared to celebrate their annual holiday when all of the sudden all the dragons disappear, now Hiccup must figure out why while also trying to make a gift for Toothless.
Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes 2006 Animated special. Holly Hobbie and her friends help a widow and her twin boys to celebrate the Christmas holidays.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 1966 A mean and stingy green creature wants to ruin Christmas. (Animated; musical)
Kung Fu Panda Holiday 2010 Po is put in charge of hosting an holiday feast for other Kung Fu Masters, but wants to try to spend the holiday with his dad.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus 2000 A human orphan raised by the Faire Folke becomes the benefactor of all human children.
Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol 1962 An animated and musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous book, A Christmas Carol, with Mr. Magoo as Scrooge.
Niko & The Way to the Stars ("The Flight Before Christmas" in North America) 2008 A young reindeer must overcome his fear of flying.
Little Brother, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure 2012 The sequel of Niko & The Way to the Stars.
Olive, the Other Reindeer 1999 A dog called Olive wants to be a reindeer at Christmas time.
Shrek the Halls 2007 Animated special. An ogre prepares to celebrate Christmas with family.
The Christmas Tree 1991 Orphan children under the care of their cruel caretaker take comfort in a special pine tree.
The Snowman 1982 The tale of a boy who builds a snowman one winter's day. One night, at the stroke of twelve, the snowman comes to life and takes him on a magical adventure to the North Pole.
Toot and Puddle: I'll Be Home for Christmas 2006 Animated special. Toot and Puddle are two pigs that live together in Pocket Hollow. While Toot travels to Scotland to celebrate his grandmother's centennial birthday, Puddle stays home and gets things ready for Christmas with the help of their young cousin Opal. Toot wants to get home in time for Christmas, but a fierce snowstorm threatens to derail his plans.
Twas the Night Before Christmas 1974 A mouse and a clockmaker try to appease a disgruntled Santa after he has received an insulting letter.
A Very Merry Cricket 1973 We find Harry Cat, Tucker Mouse feeling down about all the commercial selling in the Big City of New York. People have forgotten the meaning of the Holiday, so off they go to Sunnyslope, Connecticut in search of Chester the musical cricket.
Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too 1991 Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too is a Christmas television special based on the Disney television series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, originally broadcast on Saturday December 14, 1991, on ABC.
The Wish that Changed Christmas 1998 Based on a 1958 children's book named The Story of Holly and Ivy — A story about an orphan girl named Ivy who gets off a train at the wrong stop and ends up finding a family who adopts her and her Christmas doll, Holly.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus 1974 An animated account of young Virginia.
Yes, Virginia 2009 CGI animated version of Yes Virginia, aired on CBS and produced in association with Macy's and Make-A-Wish Foundation
Ziggy's Gift 1982 Ziggy and his faithful dog Fuzz take a job as a street Santa to raise money for the poor.

Stop motion[edit]

Title Year Description
The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow 1975 Stop Motion special.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus 1985 Stop Motion Rankin/Bass Special.

The Great Ak calls a council of the Immortals to ask that Santa Claus be given immortality. And to justify it, he tells the history of Santa Claus.

Jack Frost 1979 Stop Motion A Groundhog named Pete tells the story of how Jack Frost wanted to become human so he can fall in love.
The Little Drummer Boy 1968 Stop Motion special. An orphan drummer boy who hates humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men en route to Bethlehem.
A Miser Brothers' Christmas 2008 Stop Motion sequel to The Year Without a Santa Claus. After Santa is injured, Heat Miser and Snow Miser must put aside their differences and work together to save Christmas.
Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey 1977 Stop Motion special.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1964 Stop-motion adaptation of the popular song. Rudolph, and Hermey the Misfit Elf, overcome rejection for their differences and help Santa Claus make his Christmas Eve trip.
Rudolph's Shiny New Year 1976 Rudolph helps Father Time find Baby New Year so that the New Year can start.
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July 1979 Rudolph tries to help Frosty and his family celebrate the Fourth of July and must also thwart the plans of an evil Warlock.
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 1970 Stop Motion A mail men tells the story of how a young orphan Claus is adopted by elves and tries to bring toys to sad children in a town where toys are banned.
The Year Without a Santa Claus 1974 (Stop Motion) Santa decides to take a holiday one year. So Mrs. Claus corrals Heat Miser and Snow Miser, along with children of the world, to show Santa that people still believe in him.
Will Vinton's A Claymation Christmas Celebration 1987 A stop motion claymation featuring the California Raisins and many Christmas songs.

Puppets[edit]

Title Year Description
The Christmas Toy 1986 Jim Henson tale of toys who come to life on Christmas Eve.
A Classic Christmas From The Ed Sullivan Show 1993 This VHS compilation includes a Muppet segment with Santa Claus' reindeer from 1968.
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas 1977 Jim Henson's telling of the true meaning of Christmas based around a struggling mother and son who each sacrifice an item of great importance in order to give the other the perfect gift for Christmas.

The Muppets[edit]

Title Year Description
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie 2002 Kermit is shown what life would be like for the rest of the Muppets without him, in this spoof of It's a Wonderful Life.
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together 1979 The Muppets join the singer for Christmas songs and sketches.
A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa 2008 After mistakenly intercepting three letters sent by children to Santa Claus, the Muppets must head for the North Pole to get them delivered before Christmas.
A Muppet Family Christmas 1987 Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm. Muppets from both the Muppet Show and Sesame Street are featured, as are Fraggles. Includes a rare cameo appearance by Jim Henson himself.

Sesame Street / Elmo's World[edit]

Title Year Description
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street 1978
Elmo's Christmas Countdown 2007
Elmo Saves Christmas 1996
Elmo's World: Happy Holidays 2002
A Sesame Street Christmas Carol 2006
A Special Sesame Street Christmas 1978

Live action[edit]

Title Year Description
An American Christmas Carol 1979 In this adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, the "Scrooge" figure is a miserly businessman in Depression-era New England.
The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue 1996 A Family Channel TV production: Three children travel to Washington in the hope of convincing President Hoover to release their wrongly convicted father from jail in time for Christmas.
Babes in Toyland 1986 A young girl travels to Toyland. Starring Drew Barrymore.
The Best Christmas Ever 1990 A Wee Sing production where a family helps an elf by traveling to the North Pole.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 1983 A church Christmas pageant touches the hearts of a family of juvenile delinquents.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 2010
Booky and the Secret Santa 2007 A young girl tries to make a happy Christmas for herself and her family during the 1930s Great Depression.
Borrowed Hearts 1997 A wealthy manufacturer pays an impoverished single mother who works in his factory, and her daughter, to pretend to be his "family" at Christmastime, in order to impress a visiting old-fashioned tycoon interested in buying his company.
A Boyfriend for Christmas 2004 Santa plays matchmaker and sets up a young couple for Christmas.
Call Me Claus 2001 Santa Claus is preparing to retire, and grooms an American businesswoman (Whoopi Goldberg) to be his replacement.
A Carol Christmas 2003 In a modern comic retelling of A Christmas Carol, Carol Cartman says "Bah, humbug" to the clichés of her fellow talk-show host, Dr. Bob, and especially to a live Christmas Eve show her producer has planned.
Carol for Another Christmas 1964 This modernization of A Christmas Carol was produced to promote American support for the United Nations.
A Chance of Snow 1998 A divorced couple get snowed in at Christmastime.
Chasing Christmas 2005 In a world where the holidays are run by the efficient Bureau of Yuletide Affairs, a bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a "mission" and leave his "target" stranded in 1965.
A Child's Christmas in Wales 1987 Screen adaptation of the classic Dylan Thomas story.
A Child's Christmases in Wales 2009 Comedic reminiscences of three 1980s Christmas, loosely adapted from the Dylan Thomas story.
Christmas at Water's Edge 2004 An Angel teams with spoiled college coed to organize Christmas concert at community youth center.
The Christmas Box 1995 Based on the bestselling book of the same name, a couple and their daughter move in with a widow and discover a box containing the answer to the first gift of Christmas.
Christmas Caper 2007 A Grinch-like thief retreats to her hometown for Christmas. Can the spirit of Christmas, combined with a stint babysitting her niece and nephew, rid her of her wicked ways?
The Christmas Card 2006 A soldier serving in Afghanistan receives a Christmas card from a Californian woman he has never met.
A Christmas Carol 1984 Starring George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
A Christmas Carol 1999 A Hallmark Channel adaptation of the famous story. Starring Patrick Stewart as Ebenezer Scrooge and Richard E. Grant as Bob Cratchit.
A Christmas Carol 2004 Kelsey Grammer is Scrooge in this musical adaptation of the Dickens classic,
Christmas Comes to Willow Creek 1987 Two truck-driving brothers attempt to transport a load of Christmas gifts from California to an economically strapped Alaska town.
The Christmas Cottage 2008 Tells the story of the inspiration behind Thomas Kinkade's painting The Christmas Cottage, and how the artist was motivated to begin his career after discovering his mother was in danger of losing their family home.
Christmas Cupid 2007 Sloan is beautiful, stylish, and on the fast track to success at her public relations firm. After her client Caitlin dies and becomes her own personal ghost of Christmas past, present, and future; she finds out first hand that her unethical ways needs to change and reuniting with a past jilted lover may be the answer.
Christmas Do-Over 2006 In a remake of the plot from Groundhog Day, a man has to repeat Christmas Day over and over until he realizes how selfish he has become and has to change his ways.
Christmas Every Day 1996 In a juvenile reworking of Groundhog Day a self-centered teenager is forced to relive the same Christmas over and over again after his sister wishes it were Christmas every day.
The Christmas Gift 1986 A widowed architect and his daughter visit a town where everyone believes in Santa Claus.
Christmas in Boston 2005 Two pen pals who have never met, decide to meet up at one of their home towns in Boston during the Christmas holiday. Only one problem though, they have both sent pictures of their better looking friends to each other.
Christmas in Connecticut 1992 Remake of the 1945 theatrical film.
A Christmas Kiss 2011 A romance movie.
Christmas Lilies of the Field 1979 Seasonal sequel to the theatrical film Lilies of the Field (1963) has its African-American protagonist returning to the chapel he had built in the Arizona desert for a group of German nuns.
The Christmas List 1997 A woman makes a list of things she wants for Christmas and learns the lesson, "Be careful what you wish for."
Christmas Mail 2010 A Postal worker falls for a mysterious woman who answers letters to Santa.
A Christmas Memory 1966 Award-winning adaptation of Truman Capote's poignant, nostalgic reminiscence about his childhood best friend — a childlike elderly relative with whom he makes fruitcakes and other gifts, in Depression-era Alabama.
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. 1977 Coal miners are trapped in a mine following an explosion on Christmas Eve, 1951.
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey 2007 A bereaved boy and his widowed mother commission a grumpy woodcarver to carve a nativity set and thus form a relationship that enables them all to put their sadness behind them and move on.
Christmas on Division Street 1991 A young boy befriends a homeless man, against the wishes of his mother.
A Christmas Romance 1994 A bank vice president is forced to spend Christmas with a woman whose house he was about to repossess after a blizzard hits.
Christmas Rush 2002 Suspended Chicago cop battles hostage-taking shopping mall thieves on Christmas Eve.
The Christmas Secret
(aka Flight of the Reindeer)
2000 A scientist sets out to prove that reindeer can fly, and along the way discovers the true meaning of faith, family, and Christmas.
The Christmas Shoes 2002 Trio of interlocking stories, adopted from the hit song of the same name.
Christmas Snow 1986 A widowed mother struggles to prevent her candy shop from being put out of business by a hard-hearted businessman.
A Christmas Snow 2010 A woman must face the hurts of her past while trapped with two strangers in her house for Christmas.
Christmas Spirit 2011 A mystical Christmas Spirit visits a cynical boy whose mom is about to lose her job. The boy entrusts her to help his family find their holiday spirit and, along the way, learns how to revive the happiness within himself.
The Christmas Star 1986 Two kids befriend an escaped convict who they believe is Santa Claus.
A Christmas Story 2 2012 Now-teenaged Ralphie Parker schemes to acquire a car for Christmas in this sequel to the theatrical classic.
A Christmas Too Many 2007 A Hollywood legend invites her not so normal family home for the holidays.
Christmas Town 2008 A single mom visits her estranged father for Christmas, and is surprised to discover his hometown oddly resembles the North Pole.
The Christmas Tree 1996 An elderly nun, who's been growing an evergreen tree for decades, forms a bond with a gardener who wants to fell it and display it at New York's Rockefeller Center for the holidays.
A Christmas Visitor 2002 A family decides not to celebrate Christmas for 11 years after their son dies, but when a stranger visits them for Christmas, they realize he is the miracle their family has been waiting for.
A Christmas Wedding 2006 2 people who meet on Christmas Day plan to marry on Christmas Day two years later.
A Christmas Wish 2012 A single mum prays for miracle when she and her children are left penniless and homeless just before Christmas.
The Christmas Wish 1998 A businessman tries to uncover a family secret for his grandmother after he returns to a small town to modernize his family's real-estate company.
Christmas with a Capital C 2010 Small Alaska town erupts into conflict over public Nativity scene.
A Christmas Without Snow 1980 Church choir members try to balance personal issues with practice as the holiday approaches.
Christmas in Wonderland 2009 Two children find a bag full of counterfeit money and Santa too.
Comfort and Joy 2003 Single businesswoman wakes up married and a mother after a car accident.
Crazy for Christmas 2005 A female limousine driver takes an eccentric elderly rich man around town on Christmas Eve, and it turns out he's her long lost biological father, that she didn't know she had.
The Custom Mary 2013 A young Latina in East Los Angeles meets an African-American Lowrider, and struggles to reconcile her faith and blossoming love affair while becoming dangerously involved in a religious attempt to clone Jesus.
A Dad for Christmas 2006 When a young man discovers that his girlfriend intends to give their baby up for adoption, he brings the baby to his grandmother for the holidays.
Deck the Halls 2005 Widowed mother and her young son come to believe their new neighbor may be Santa Claus.
A Dennis the Menace Christmas 2007 Dennis tries to inject his grinchy neighbor Mr. Wilson with the holiday spirit, with the help of an Angel of Christmas Past Present and Future.
A Different Kind of Christmas 1996 A father who many years ago gave up his job to be Santa Claus for other people moves to the town where his grown-up daughter and grandson live and turns his house into a year-round wonderland. Unfortunately his daughter has never forgiven him for not being there for her while growing up and is now the city attorney who has been given the job of making sure her father's all-year Christmas World is shut down.
A Diva's Christmas Carol 2000 A TV movie that premiered on VH1, now on Lifetime, portraying Vanessa Williams in the Scrooge role as "Ebony" Scrooge, one third of a late-'80's pop trio called "Desire" and now an egotistical, arrogant, grouchy solo diva.
Ebbie 1995 Made by Lifetime Television, this retelling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol features Susan Lucci in the title role of Elizabeth Scrooge, a hard-driven department store owner with no compassion and no time for Christmas joy until she receives a visit from three Christmas spirits. This is Dickens turned on its ear as all the major roles in this classic tale have been converted to female characters.
Ebenezer 1998 Western adaptation of A Christmas Carol has Scrooge (Jack Palance) as a corrupt land baron in the Old West.
Eve's Christmas 2004 A wealthy and successful career woman gets a second chance in life when a magical wish transports her back in time eight years to when she walked away from her fiance to lead a business life in New York.
A Fairly Odd Christmas 2012 A Christmas-themed live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's animated series The Fairly OddParents.
The Family Holiday 2007 A conman must show the executor of his uncle's will that he has changed his lifestyle, in order to receive his uncle's fortune.
The Fourth Wise Man 1985 The story of Artaban, the fourth Magi, who spends his life looking for Jesus his King.
The Gathering 1977 A dying man attempts to reconcile with the family he had abandoned years earlier, by having them come to visit for Christmas.
The Gift of Love 1978 An orphaned heiress in 1900s New York falls in love with a poor but honest immigrant in this moving adaptation of O. Henry's timeless Christmas story, "The Gift of the Magi." Marie Osmond, Timothy Bottoms, David Wayne, June Lockhart star.
The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story 1983 A woman reeling from business and marital failure is visited in a Christmastime dream by her deceased mother, who takes her on a journey back through her childhood.
A Grandpa for Christmas 2007 During the Christmas season, an old-time film-star/singer/hoofer, who is estranged from his daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter, suddenly finds himself bonding with his granddaughter when her mom is hospitalized.
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! 2011 Based on the Disney Channel Original Series Good Luck Charlie, the film follows the Duncan family, who get separated at Palm Springs on their way to visit Grandma and Grandpa Blankenhooper for Christmas.
The Greatest Store in the World 1999 A family lose their home at Christmas and in desperation, stay in a department store over the Christmas period.
His and Her Christmas 2005
A Hobo's Christmas 1987 A hobo decides to return home after being away for 25 years.
Hogfather 2006 It's Hogswatch on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.
Holiday in Handcuffs 2007 A struggling artist working as waitress kidnaps one of her customers to bring home and meet her parents at Christmas.
A Holiday to Remember 1995 Carolyn is leaving the big city with her daughter Jordi for her childhood village, deep in the forest.
Home Alone 4 2002 A made-for-TV sequel to theatrical original
Home Alone 5 2012 Another made-for-TV sequel.
Home & Alone for Christmas
(aka 3 Day Test)
2012 The father of a dysfunctional family locks them all in the house over the Christmas holidays.
Home for Christmas 1990 A thief befriends a young boy at Christmas.
Home for the Holidays 1972 Four sisters return home to visit their father for Christmas, only to discover that someone is trying to kill him.
Home for the Holidays 2008
A Home for the Holidays 2005 A woman struggles to adopt her orphaned relatives.
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story 1971 On Christmas Eve in 1933, the Walton family of rural Virginia awaits the return of the father, who had gone to look for work in a distant city. This film served as a pilot for the series The Waltons.
The House Without a Christmas Tree 1972 A widower, still grieving from his wife's death, refuses to allow a Christmas tree in the home, to the dismay of his young daughter.
I'll Be Home for Christmas 1988 A Massachusetts family holds down the WW2 home front during Christmas of 1944.
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 1984 After suffering a fatal heart attack, a man (Mickey Rooney) is granted a brief return to life so that he can show his California-bred grandson (Scott Grimes) his first white Christmas in New York.
It Happened One Christmas 1977 A young businesswoman, despondent over the circumstances of her life, contemplates suicide, but is shown the value of her life by a guardian angel, in this feminist remake of It's a Wonderful Life starring the then recently liberated Marlo Thomas.
It Nearly Wasn't Christmas 1989 A disillusioned Santa Claus (Charles Durning) quits Christmas. Through the selflessness of a little girl looking to reunite her parents for Christmas (and the help of his bumbling chief elf, Philpot (Bruce Vilanch)), Santa and the child travel across America and Santa discovers that people really do need him and care about other people.
John Grin's Christmas Carol 1986 A miserly African-American businessman is shown the spirit of Christmas by three ghosts in this update of A Christmas Carol.
J.T. 1969 Troubled inner-city youngster adopts a stray cat for Christmas, and must hide it from his financially strapped mother.
Like Father, Like Santa 1998 A ruthless toy tycoon who is also secretly the son of Santa Claus travels to the North Pole to put an end to an attempted coup.
Lucky Christmas 2011 An unlucky single-mother discovers her winning lottery ticket is in the glove compartment of her recently stolen car. She hopes her luck will change when she meets a new man in the run up to Christmas, but is he all he seems?
The Man in the Santa Claus Suit 1979 The lives of three different men are transformed by a magical Santa Claus costume rented to them by a mysterious shopkeeper.
The Man Who Saved Christmas 2002 Fact-based drama of toy inventor A.C. Gilbert, a pacifist toymaker who is forced by the U.S. government to turn his factory into a munitions plant during WWI, and is asked to convince consumers to buy bonds instead of toys.
Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas 2011 A girl stumbles upon the mystery of a long forgotten Christmas while visiting her school's forbidden attic.
Mary Christmas 2002 Widower's young daughter asks Santa for a new mother.
Meet the Santas 2005 Sequel to Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus.
Miracle on 34th Street 1973 Remake of the classic tale.
A Mom for Christmas 1990 A young girl desires to have a mother in her life gets her wish at the department store.
The Monster's Christmas 1981 A young girl helps the monsters from her storybook defeat an evil witch that has stolen their voices because they sang better at Christmas carols than she did.
Moonlight and Mistletoe 2007 A man runs a year-round Santa Town.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year 2008 A Retired policeman attempts to kindle romance between his daughter and a visiting chef.
A Mouse, A Mystery and Me 1987 A world-class mystery-writing mouse spends Christmas Eve with his sleuthing partner tracking down a missing Santa.
Mr. Krueger's Christmas 1980 A widowed apartment janitor daydreams to escape his lonely life.
Mr. St. Nick 2002 An aging Santa Claus is ready to retire but first he must convince his son to take over his job.
Mrs. Santa Claus 1996 Santa's wife ends up in New York in the early 1900s near Christmastime.
Mrs. Miracle 2009 A widower gets a babysitter for his twin sons in the form of a woman called Mrs. Miracle, who quickly becomes an irreplaceable nanny, chef, friend... and matchmaker!
Mrs Miracle 2: Miracle in Manhattan 2010 Sequel to Mrs. Miracle.
Ms. Scrooge 1999 A different twist on Charles Dickens classic starring Cicely Tyson.
Must Be Santa 1999 Santa must pass his powers on to his chosen successor, but mistakenly passes them on to an ex con.
My Santa 2013[1] The son of Santa Claus woos a single mom while masquerading as an ordinary man and working as a mall Santa.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure 2003 Cousin Eddie and his family get stranded on what they think is a deserted island for Christmas in this sequel to the 1989 theatrical film. Aired on NBC.
The National Tree 2009 A teenager has his Sitka Spruce tree chosen to be planted outside the White House as the new national Christmas Tree. He and his father end up driving the Tree throughout the country and the tree become a national icon.
The Nativity 1978 Biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Naughty or Nice 2004 A Chicago sports radio shock jock is changed by a Christmas season encounter with a 15-year-old fan who is dying of cancer who forces him to be nice for a day.
Naughty or Nice 2012 A woman finds herself in the possession of Santa's "Naughty or Nice book" and uses it for her own advantage.
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas 2010 A Hallmark Channel Original Movie about Angela and Wayne Fox who are workaholic parents.
The Night They Saved Christmas 1984 An oil company dynamites in the North Pole in search of an oil field, unaware that they are endangering Santa Claus.
November Christmas 2010 A father tries to provide an early Christmas for his seriously-ill young daughter.
Once Upon A Christmas 2000 Santa's daughter tries to change a family so they are no longer on the Naughty list, or else Santa will cancel Christmas.
Picking Up & Dropping Off 2003 A divorced father and a divorced mother start to meet at Denver International Airport when picking up and sending off their children to ex-spouses for holidays.
Recipe for a Perfect Christmas 2005 A struggling chef agrees to date a food critic's mother.
Red Boots for Christmas 2004 A bitter shoemaker gets a visit from an angel shortly before Christmas.
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish 1998 After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas Richie Rich, the richest kid in the world, wishes he'd never been born.
(Rich Little's) Christmas Carol 1978 Comedian Rich Little plays all of the characters, using his unique skills as an impressionist to apparently fill the cast with some of Hollywood's best-known stars.
Road to Christmas 2006 A high powered fashion photographer finds herself stranded in middle America on her way to her wedding in Aspen, Colorado. She gets a lift from a widower and his daughter, setting off a change of events that will change their lives forever.
Roots: The Gift 1988 Kunta Kinte and Fiddler, from Roots, accompany their owner to another plantation at Christmas time and they learn that the son of the owner helps slaves escape.
Samantha: An American Girl Holiday 2004 A wealthy girl visits an orphanage during the holiday season, and tries to house them.
Santa Baby 2006 Mary Class (Jenny McCarthy) is a highly successful business executive - who just happens to be the daughter of Santa Claus. But when her father falls ill, Mary returns to the North Pole and the life she left behind to take over for her dad and implement her innovative ideas for running Christmas.
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe 2009 Santa needs his daughter, Mary Class' help again.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 1964 The Martians kidnap Santa because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents. [2]
Santa, Jr. 2002 Santa's son, mistaken for the "Christmas Bandit", is held under house arrest two days before Christmas.
The Santa Suit 2010 A greedy toy CEO, who refuses to give his staff Christmas bonuses, is magically transformed to look like Kris Krandall (a department store Santa).
Santa Who? 2000 Santa (Leslie Nielsen) suffers an attack of amnesia shortly before Christmas, after falling out of his sleigh. Only the innocence of a small child can save Christmas for thousands of people around the world.
A Season for Miracles 1999 A homeless woman and her niece and nephew attempt to outrun the authorities during the holiday season.
Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! 1989 Horror sequel
Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation 1990 Horror sequel
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker 1991 Horror sequel
Silent Night 2002 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.
Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus 2004 A high-flying career woman and single mother with no time for love or Christmas is unexpectedly wooed by Santa's son and heir, Nick who must find a wife before Christmas because his father wants to retire.
A Smoky Mountain Christmas 1986 A singer retreats to an isolated mountain cabin for a quiet holiday, but finds seven orphaned children there.
Snow 2004 With only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden, heir to a certain Arctic toy business, must work hard to save Christmas after someone steals Buddy the reindeer and takes him to a California zoo.
Snow 2: Brain Freeze 2008 Sequel to 2004's Snow.
Snowglobe (film) 2007 A young woman discovers a Christmas-themed dream world inside a magical snow globe.
The Sons of Mistletoe 2001 A cold businesswoman threatens to close a boys foster home during the holidays, when she returns to her home town to settle her late father's estate.
Special Delivery 2000 A bumbling courier at a private adoption agency botches the delivery of a baby to its new parents in time for Christmas, when he misplaces their baby en route.
Stealing Christmas 2003 A criminal hides in a small town and takes a job as a Santa.
Stubby Pringle's Christmas 1978 A Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation about a young cowboy (Beau Bridges) who discovers that the joy of Christmas is in the giving, rather than the receiving.
CBC's The True Meaning of Christmas Specials 2002 Hosted by Dave Foley, this parody of Christmas specials and many classic Christmas stories follows David and friends as he seeks to learn the meaning of Christmas Specials, beyond selling knickknacks for $49.99.
Three Days 2001 An angel offers a literary agent, whose wife of ten years died just before Christmas, a chance to relive the last three days of his wife's life.
The Three Kings 1987 Three mental-hospital patients escape from a Christmas pageant and go search for baby Jesus while in costume as the Magi.
Three Wise Guys 2005 Three Gangsters are hired as hitmen during the Christmas season.
The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve 2004 A dying man has 12 days (12 chances) to achieve the "perfect" Christmas.
Twice Upon a Christmas 2001 Santa's daughter has lost her memory, and her new family is determined to help her get it back.
'Twas the Night 2001 A mischievous 14-year-old boy and his irresponsible uncle almost ruin Christmas when they decide to take Santa's new high-tech sleigh for a joyride.
The Ultimate Christmas Present 2000 A girl steals a weather machine from Santa Claus to make it snow on Christmas Day, but the machine breaks, and causes an out-of-control snowstorm.
Unlikely Angel 1996 A singer must work with St Peter to earn her wings at Christmas by re-uniting a family.
Vendetta: A Christmas Story 1997 1980s cop show spoof has two agents taking on Santa Claus.
Will You Merry Me? 2008 A Lifetime film, in which a newly engaged couple, one Christian and the other Jewish, must survive their families meeting for the first time during Christmas.

Christmas movies featuring dogs[edit]

Title Year Description
The 12 Dogs of Christmas 2005 A girl uses dogs to teach people about the true meaning of Christmas during the Depression.
The 12 Dogs of Christmas 2: Great Puppy Rescue 2012 The dogs of Doverville are in trouble again... but Emma is back to save them after mean-spirited mogul Finneas plots to shut down the local puppy orphanage, unless Emma can come up with the money to save it. With the help of some friends, she races against time to put together a musical holiday event that just might save the day.
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure 2011 A Christmas elf accidentally takes off in Santa's sleigh, crash lands in a small town, and loses the magic toy bag. Beethoven must rescue the elf, recover the bag from greedy crooks, and return the sleigh to Santa in time to save Christmas.
Benji's Very Own Christmas Story 1978 Popular screen pooch meets Kris Kringle while preparing for a Christmas parade in Switzerland.
Bone Alone 2013 Spoof of Home Alone, with dogs instead of a kid. Also known by the title "Alone for Christmas".
A Dog Named Christmas 2009
A Dog's Christmas Miracle 2011 A mischievous but lovable puppy, named Cinnamon, is determined to break-up her devoted “mummy’s” new relationship.
The Dog Who Saved Christmas 2009
The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation 2010
A Golden Christmas 2009 A Christmas romance film, in which a golden retriever helps to re-unite old friends.
Santa Buddies 2009 Puppy Paws, the only son of Santa Paws, does not want to follow in his father's footsteps. He then hi-tails it to Fernfield, Washington to be a normal puppy, just like Budderball (who is on Santa's naughty list for eating the Thanksgiving Turkey). Meanwhile, the icicle that holds the magic of Christmas is melting away due to children's and puppies' belief in Santa and Santa Paws dying. It is up to Puppy Paws and the Buddies to rediscover their belief in Christmas and save the holiday.
The Search for Santa Paws 2010 Sequel to Santa Buddies in which Santa loses memory in New York and it's up to his new friend Paws to save him.
Spot's Magical Christmas 2000 Spot the dog's magical Christmas adventure.

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