Movies about New Year and Christmas

A list of the best movies about the New Year and Christmas, according to members of our community: Home Alone, Die Hard, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Family Man, Miracle on 34th Street, Bad Santa, Four Christmases, Christmas Story, Surviving Christmas, Love Actually.

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

Home Alone (1990)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, family
CharactersChildrens, Family, Heroes
PlotRobbery, Relationship, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Cute, Light

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.

Die Hard (1988)
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersFBI, Terrorists, Reporters
PlotHostage, Skirmishes, Holidays, Robbery
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Disturbing

NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CharactersThieves, Heroes, Family, Partners
PlotAdventure, Holidays, Snow
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, To cry

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, he's determined to foil their plans to rob a toy store on Christmas eve.

The Family Man (2000)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersBusinessmen, Friends, Brides, Losers, Angels
PlotLove, Fate
TimeNew Year
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Touching, To cry, Cute

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 career, and to the horrifying discovery that his former life no longer exists. As he stumbles through this alternate suburban universe, Jack finds himself at a crossroad where he must choose between his high-power career and the woman he loves.

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantasy, family
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.

Bad Santa (2003)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryGermany, USA
CharactersFriends, Thieves
PlotHolidays, Money, Robbery, Cheating
TimeNew Year

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.

Four Christmases (2008)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryGermany, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Fancy

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 embarrassed to see their ruse exposed to the world by an overzealous television reporter. Now, Brad and Kate are left with precious little choice other than to swallow their pride and suffer the rounds.

Christmas Story (2007)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CharactersOrphans, Family
PlotSnow, Mystery, Holidays, Toys
TimeNew Year

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.

Surviving Christmas (2004)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
PlotHolidays, Loneliness
TimeNew Year

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 which he was raised is no longer the home in which he grew up.

Love Actually (2003)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
PlotFirst love, Love, Holidays, Love at first sight
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

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.

Six Degrees of Celebration 2 (2011)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
PlotLost memory
TimeNew Year

A lot of things happened in the life of "Yolki" hepes during the last year, but here it's again - the New Year's eve...

Six Degrees of Celebration (2010)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
TimeNew Year
StyleFor winter evenings

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

Love the Coopers (2015)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CharactersFamily, Dogs, Sisters, Jews, Gay, Writers
PlotSnow, Money, Happiness
TimeNew Year

When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.

Krampus (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA, New Zealand
CharactersDemons, Family, Monsters
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing, Creepy

A horror comedy based on the ancient legend about a pagan creature who punishes children on Christmas.

A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrecomedy, drama, family
TimeNew Year

Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.

Christmas Mail (2010)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
TimeNew Year

In this holiday romantic comedy, a mysterious woman who works at the post office answering Santa's mail captures the heart of a disillusioned postal carrier

A Christmas Tale (2008)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersFamily, Terminally ill
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Touching, Smart

When their regal matriarch falls ill, the troubled Vuillard family come together for a hesitant Christmastime reunion. Among them is rebellious ne'er-do-well Henri and the uptight Elizabeth. Together under the same roof for the first time in many years, their intricate, long denied resentments and yearnings emerge again.

The New Year's Rate Plan (2008)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy
TimeNew Year

Performing the traditional New Year's call on the unknown phone number Andrey didn't even suspected, that just after his return to Moscow, he had bought a magic starting pack of cellular communications operator. Getting through to the deserted in New Year's eve Alyona, Andrey almost falls in love with her, but there exists a temporal problem. Alyona is celebrating coming 2008 year and Andrey is going to meet 2009. Trying "to set a contact" with Alyona's «future variant» he comes to know the terrible truth about the events, that appended in the end of 2008. Now the main goal of Andrey and all his friends - to prevent the awful tragedy and to turn into reality the meeting of Alyona and Andrey...

The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! (1975)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
TimeNew Year

A group of old friends have a tradition of going to a public bathing house on New Years eve. Occasionally too much vodka and beer makes two of them unconscious. The problem is that one of them (Sasha) has to go to Leningrad but another one (Zhenya) goes. Zhenya wakes up at Leningrad airport. Believing that he is still in Moscow he takes a taxi and goes home. The street name, building and even apartment number, the way an apartment complex looks the same and the key coincide completely - just typical Soviet-type 'economy' architecture. Imagine the surprise of Nadya when she enters her apartment and finds a man without trousers in her bed. What's more - Nadya's fiancé also finds him there...

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantasy, adventure
CountryFinland, Norway, France, Sweden
CharactersHeroes, Archaeologists, Elves
PlotHolidays, Adventure, Expeditions
PlaceTomb, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleFascinating, Tense, Fancy

It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland and an "archeological" dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the one you want coming to town. When all the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa's elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare - a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.