Family movies about New Year and Christmas

A list of the best family movies about the New Year and Christmas, according to members of our community: It's a Wonderful Life, Home Alone, The Polar Express, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Elf, Christmas Story, The Christmas Chronicles, Miracle on 34th Street, Klaus, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersAngels, Family, Millionaires
PlotFriendship, Depression, Fate, Dreams, Holidays
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching

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. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersChildrens, Heroes, Family
PlotRobbery, Relationship, Vacation, Holidays
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleFor children, Popular, Light, Cute, Soulful

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 ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersHeroes, Family, Santa Claus, Losers
PlotAdventure, Travel, Snow, Holidays, Gifts
PlaceTrains
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleTouching

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFamily
PlotVacation, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, To cry, Fancy

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 he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFamily, Elves, Santa Claus, Gnomes, Orphans
PlotSnow, Holidays
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleTo cry, Touching

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 doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryFinland
Duration01:23
CharactersFamily, Santa Claus, Orphans
PlotLife, Friendship, Snow, Mystery, Toys
PlaceVillage
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, Serious

Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year - at Christmas - Nikolas moves to a new home. To show his gratitude, Nikolas decides to make toys for the children of the families as good-bye presents. Over the years, Nikolas's former adoptive families become many, and soon almost every house has presents on its doorstep on Christmas morning. At thirteen, Nikolas is sent to live and work with Iisakki, a grumpy old carpenter, who forbids Nikolas to continue making presents for Christmas. Gradually, however, Nikolas wins Iisakki's trust. Together they begin to look after the Christmas traditional that Nikolas has begun. When the aged Iisakki has to leave Nikolas and move away, the tradition of Christmas presents is once again at risk. Thankfully, Nikolas comes up with a solution that brings children joy every Christmas, even continuing to today.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:40
CharactersFirefighters, Childrens, Santa Claus, Brothers, Single mothers
PlotTravel, Holidays, Gifts
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Siblings Kate and Teddy try to prove Santa Claus is real, but when they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash, they have to save Christmas.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersFamily, Santa Claus, Psychologists, Lawyers, Judge
PlotHolidays
PlaceCourt, Psychiatric hospitals, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleBy books, Fancy, Touching, Beautiful landscapes

Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy's following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountrySpain, United Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Santa Claus, Friends, Mice
PlotLove, Fight, Friendship, Snow, Cold
PlaceIslands, Ships, Small cities
TimeNew Year, 19th century
StylePopular, Soulful, Makes me think

When Jesper distinguishes himself as the Postal Academy's worst student, he is sent to Smeerensburg, a small village located on an icy island above the Arctic Circle, where grumpy inhabitants barely exchange words, let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up and abandon his duty as a postman when he meets local teacher Alva and Klaus, a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, musical, family
CountryUSA
CharactersInventors, Family
PlotHolidays
TimeNew Year

An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersHeroes, Family, Fairies, Santa Claus, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Saving the World, Dreams, Holidays
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Touching

When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Japan, USA
CharactersDogs, Monsters, Thieves, Losers, Single mothers
PlotAdventure, Fight, Snow, Justice
PlaceVillage, Party, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleFor children, Light, Soulful, Touching

The Grinch hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:16
CharactersMonsters, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Loneliness, Dreams, Holidays
TimeNew Year, Halloween, Dark ones, Winter
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gothic

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 Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersDogs, Family, Santa Claus
PlotSoccer, Adventure, Fate, Toys, Holidays
PlaceSchool
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching

Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish Santa's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole, where Scott learns he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed, Father Christmas.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists, Orphans, Reporters
PlotLove, Adventure, Intrigue, Snow, Mystery
PlaceCastle
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute, Fascinating, Makes me think

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?

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersSanta Claus
PlotFriendship, Holidays
TimeNew Year

A little girl discovers dreams can come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the 'secret' about Santa a long time ago. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all something to believe in.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersFamily, Santa Claus
PlotAdventure, Life, Jealousy, Toys, Family life
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Touching

Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company, is constantly kept busy at his job, disappointing his son. After he misses his son's karate exposition, Howard vows to make it up to him by buying an action figure of his son's favorite television hero for Christmas. Unfortunately for Howard, it is Christmas Eve, and every store is sold out of Turbo Man. Now, Howard must travel all over town and compete with everybody else to find a Turbo Man action figure.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotLife, Friendship, Family life, Holidays
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching

Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in town. She hides the reindeer in her barn and feeds it cookies, until she can return it to Santa. Her father finds the reindeer an decides to sell it to the butcher, not for venison chops, but as an advertising display.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersHeroes
PlotAdventure, Travel
TimeNew Year
StyleLight

Billionaire heir Richie Rich has it all, including Reggie Jackson as a batting coach and Claudia Schiffer as a personal trainer -- but no playmates. What's more, scoundrel Laurence Van Dough is scheming to take over the family empire. Uh-oh! Enter faithful butler Cadbury to save the day.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersFamily, Terminally ill, Priests
PlotLife, Family life, Pads, Holidays
PlaceChicago
TimeNew Year

Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersTeachers, Family
PlotLife, Obsession, Snow, Toys, Family life
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersFamily
TimeNew Year

Brad and Dusty must deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Elves, Santa Claus
PlotHolidays
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

Kris Kringle's daughter, Noelle, sets off on a mission to find and bring back her brother, after he gets cold feet when it's his turn to take over as Santa.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs
PlotDancing
TimeNew Year

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. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus' help to learn the meaning of Christmas.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:32
CharactersTeens, Harry Potter, Witch, Teachers, Childrens
PlotAdventure, Magic, Friendship, Superpowers, Teleportation
PlaceSchool, Forest, England, Castle, London
TimeNew Year
StyleInteresting, For children, Popular, Exciting, Kind

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryRussia
Duration01:30
CharactersBusinessmen
TimeNew Year
StyleFor winter evenings

A collection of several interlinked stories that happen on the New Year's eve...

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersFamily, Rich, Old man, Wizards
PlotTime travel, Money, Supernatural, Snow, Ghosts
PlaceEngland
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, To cry, For winter evenings

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 is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersHorses, Family, Maids, Orphans
PlotTravel, Snow, Holidays
PlaceEngland, Castle, Estate
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry

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. Feeling out of place as a commoner, she is determined to give her family a merry Christmas and surprises herself when she falls for a handsome prince.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
TimeNew Year

After his sudden firing, a popular radio DJ moves in with his aunt, bringing along his four spoiled children, and a plan to return to the airwaves.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, Norway
PlotTravel
TimeNew Year

Olaf is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff.





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