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How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
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How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of a nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. Disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he decides to raid the village to steal all the Christmas things.

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traditional animation hand drawn animation cult classic 2d animation cult film 
Themes:
redemption obsession monster christmas surrealism 
Mood:
affection 
Locations:
village snow 
Characters:
girl 
Period:
christmas party winter 
Story:
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Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
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Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away… from the Whos which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
redemption monster christmas surrealism 
Mood:
affection 
Locations:
village 
Characters:
girl 
Period:
christmas party 
Story:
dr. seuss' how the grinch stole christmas christmas in danger christmas tree sleigh villain turns good based on children's book materialism santa claus holiday creature character name in title dog 

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The Polar Express (2004)
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The Polar Express (2004)

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.

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
christmas 
Characters:
girl 
Period:
winter 
Story:
christmas movie christmas gift christmas eve christmas tree based on children's book male protagonist santa claus voice over narration 

The Grinch (2018)
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The Grinch (2018)

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

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christmas surrealism 
Story:
dr. seuss' how the grinch stole christmas christmas in danger christmas movie christmas eve christmas tree lying to a child fictional town green hair santa claus suit villain turns good based on children's book male protagonist assumed identity pet dog voice over narration β€¦character name in title dog  (See All)

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
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A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

Six years have elapsed since Guantanemo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in hand, he inadvertently burns down Harold's father-in-la…w's beloved Christmas tree. To fix the problem, Harold and Kumar embark on a mission through New York City to find the perfect Christmas tree, once again stumbling into trouble at every single turn. (Read More)

Themes:
christmas 
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christmas party 
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christmas movie christmas eve christmas tree sleigh male protagonist santa claus holiday punctuation in title character name in title 

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Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)
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Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

Kevin McCallister is back. But this time he's in New York City with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his very own playground. But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv, still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New Yo…rk too, plotting a huge holiday heist! Kevin's ready to welcome them with more battery of booby traps the bumbling bandits will never forget! (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
christmas surrealism 
Period:
winter 
Story:
christmas movie christmas gift christmas eve christmas tree male protagonist burglary burglar holiday 

Arthur Christmas (2011)
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Arthur Christmas (2011)

Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family… in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. (Read More)

Themes:
christmas 
Story:
christmas gift christmas eve christmas tree sleigh santa claus holiday character name in title 

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

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 d…ue soon. (Read More)

Themes:
christmas 
Locations:
snow 
Period:
winter 
Story:
christmas lights christmas eve christmas tree santa claus suit pet dog dog 

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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
redemption christmas 
Locations:
snow 
Story:
christmas movie christmas eve compassion holiday voice over narration 

Scrooged (1988)
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Scrooged (1988)

Frank Cross runs a US TV station which is planning a live adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Frank's childhood wasn't a particularly pleasant one, and so he doesn't really appreciate the Christmas spirit. With the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Frank realises he must …change. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
redemption christmas 
Period:
christmas party 
Story:
christmas eve compassion santa claus holiday character name in title dog 

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004)
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The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004)

There's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom. Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and it looks like Mr. Krab, SpongeBob's boss, is the culprit. Though he's just been passed over for the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands by his boss, and along with his best pal Patrick, sets out on a treache…rous mission to Shell City to reclaim the crown and save Mr. Krab's life. (Read More)

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traditional animation hand drawn animation 2d animation cult film 
Themes:
monster surrealism 
Story:
male protagonist quest character name in title 

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Just Friends (2005)
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Just Friends (2005)

Chris Brander has always been friends with Jamie Palamino, but now decides it is time to take his relationship to the next step. The problem is that Jamie still wants to be 'Just Friends'. When he runs away and moves to L.A., he becomes an attractive music manager, whom everyone wants. When his jet …catches fire and is forced to land, when flying to Paris with his newest singing sensation, Samantha James, he ends up back home. To his surprise, he encounters Jamie again, and sets out to be more than 'Just Friends' this time. (Read More)

Themes:
christmas 
Locations:
snow 
Period:
christmas party 
Story:
christmas lights christmas eve christmas tree male protagonist santa claus holiday 

One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
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One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)

Pongo and Perdita have a litter of 15 puppies. Cruella De Vil takes a fancy to the pups, and wants to get hold of them, as well as more pups, to make herself a lovely dalmatian skin coat... Cruella hires some thugs to kidnap the pups and hold them at her mansion. Will Pongo and Perdita find them in …time ? (Read More)

Subgenre:
2d animation 
Themes:
christmas surrealism 
Locations:
snow 
Story:
christmas eve cartoon dog pet dog burglar quest dog 

The Night Before (2015)
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The Night Before (2015)

Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they're entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make… it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball - the Holy Grail of Christmas parties. (Read More)

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christmas 
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christmas party 
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Chri…stmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
monster christmas 
Story:
christmas in danger christmas tree sleigh cartoon dog dog 

Frozen (2013)
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Frozen (2013)

Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious… snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. From the outside Anna's sister, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret-she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It's a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can't stop. She fears she's becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
monster 
Locations:
snow 
Characters:
girl 
Period:
winter 
Story:
sleigh based on children's book mountain 

The Santa Clause 2 (2002) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
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The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best Santa ever. But Santa's got problems (he's even mysteriously losing weight) and things quickly go south when he finds out that his son, Charlie, has landed on this year's "naughty" list. Desperate t…o help his son, Scott heads back home, leaving a substitute Claus to watch over things at the Pole. But when the substitute institutes some strange redefinitions of naughty and nice, putting Christmas at risk, it's up to Scott to return with a new bag of magic to try to save Christmas. (Read More)

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christmas 
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snow 
Period:
christmas party 
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christmas tree sleigh santa claus character name in title 

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The Jungle Book (1967)
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The Jungle Book (1967)

Abandoned after an accident, baby Mowgli is taken and raised by a family of wolves. As the boy grows older, the wise panther Bagheera realizes he must be returned to his own kind in the nearby man-village. Baloo the bear however thinks differently taking the young Mowgli under his wing and teaching …that living in the jungle is the best life there is. Bagheera realizes that Mowgli is in danger, particularly from Shere Khan the tiger who hates all people. When Baloo finally comes around, Mowgli runs off into the jungle where he survives a second encounter with Kaa the snake and finally, with Shere Khan. It's the sight of a pretty girl however that gets Mowgli to go the nearby man-village. (Read More)

Subgenre:
traditional animation hand drawn animation 2d animation 
Themes:
surrealism 
Locations:
village 
Characters:
girl 
Story:
male protagonist voice over narration dog 

The Santa Clause (1994)
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The Santa Clause (1994)

Divorcee Scott Calvin is disgusted to learn that his ex and her husband have tried - and failed - to break it easy to their 6-year-old son Charlie that Santa isn't real. On Christmas Eve, Scott reads The Night Before Christmas... then receives an unexpected visitor on his roof. When he's startled by… Scott's calling out and falls, the Santa impersonator disappears, leaving only an 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit with instructions to put it on if he's involved in an accident. Scott does, and is transported around the town dropping gifts through chimneys until he's taken to the North Pole and informed by a group who claim they're elves that he is now Santa. Charlie is proud of his dad's new job, though Scott's convinced it's a dream. Until his hair turns white, his beard refuses to stay shaved, he gains weight inexplicably, even for his sudden love of junk food... Now he's accepted it, there's just one problem: how to keep it secret from his disbelieving family? (Read More)

Themes:
christmas surrealism 
Locations:
snow 
Story:
christmas eve christmas tree sleigh santa claus 

Fred Claus (2007)
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Fred Claus (2007)

During childhood, Fred Claus suffered his younger brother Nick's saintliness. Jump ahead: Fred is a fast-talking, genial but self-centered guy in Chicago looking for $50,000 to open an off-track-betting shop. When one scam goes awry, he calls Nick at the North Pole for a loan: Nick will give him the… money only if Fred comes up to help a few days with the Christmas rush. After his girlfriend dumps him, Fred heads north. Santa's facing an audit from an efficiency expert, and it's not pleasant. Fred's job is to review charts and determine who's naughty and who's nice. Is there any fraternal feeling left, can either learn from the other, and what about Santa getting fired? (Read More)

Themes:
christmas 
Locations:
snow 
Story:
christmas in danger christmas tree sleigh santa claus holiday character name in title dog 

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A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
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A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

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. (Read More)

Themes:
christmas surrealism 
Period:
winter 
Story:
christmas special christmas movie christmas lights christmas tree cartoon dog santa claus holiday character name in title dog 

Christmas With The Kranks (2004)
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Christmas With The Kranks (2004)

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.

Themes:
christmas 
Period:
christmas party 
Story:
christmas gift christmas eve christmas tree holiday 

Bad Santa (2003)
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Bad Santa (2003)

Willie T. Stokes is a convicted con man who's led a miserable life. He drinks heavily and constantly embarrasses himself publicly. He only works once a year dressed as Santa. But then come Christmas Eve, he and his pint-sized helper dwarf Marcus stage elaborate robberies and take their department st…ores for everything they got. This year, they hit a mall in suburban Phoenix, Arizona. This time around, Willie gets distracted by having sex with large women, a bartender who is attracted to Santas, and a kid who's convinced he's the real deal. However, this time around Marcus must once again put up with Willie's heavy drinking and a series of incidents that constantly shoot themselves in the foot. Not to mention a nosy department store security guard who's onto them and wants his cut of the loot. Will Willie and Marcus make it to next Christmas? Or will this be the year the dynamic duo finally face justice? (Read More)

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cult film 
Themes:
christmas 
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snow 
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girl 
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Little Women (1994)
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Little Women (1994)

'Louisa May Alcott' (qv)'s autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother, a very outspoken women for her time. The story tells of ho…w the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world. (Read More)

Themes:
christmas 
Mood:
affection 
Locations:
snow 
Characters:
girl 
Period:
winter 
Story:
christmas eve christmas tree pet dog 

A Christmas Carol (2009) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
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A Christmas Carol (2009)

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. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption christmas 
Locations:
snow 
Story:
christmas eve 

Elf (2003)
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Elf (2003)

Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had… no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities. (Read More)

Themes:
christmas 
Locations:
snow 
Characters:
girl 
Period:
winter 
Story:
christmas eve christmas tree sleigh santa claus voice over narration character name in title 

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Beauty And The Beast (2017)
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Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enc…hanted. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption obsession monster surrealism 
Locations:
village snow 
Characters:
girl 
Story:
compassion creature mountain voice over narration character name in title dog 

Gremlins (1984)
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Gremlins (1984)

Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious m…ayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house. (Read More)

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cult film 
Themes:
monster christmas 
Period:
winter 
Story:
christmas tree holiday creature voice over narration dog 

Pocahontas (1995) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
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Pocahontas (1995)

Pocahontas, daughter of a Native American tribe chief, falls in love with an English soldier as colonists invade 17th century Virginia.

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traditional animation hand drawn animation 2d animation cult film 
Story:
cartoon dog pet dog character name in title dog 

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Beauty And The Beast (1991)
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Beauty And The Beast (1991)

Having lived a life in selfishness, a young prince is cursed by a mysterious enchantress to having the appearance of a monstrous beast. His only hope is to learn to love a young woman and earn her love in return in order to redeem himself. Years later, his chance shows itself when a young maiden nam…ed Belle offers to take her ill father's place as his prisoner. With help from the castle's enchanted staff, Belle learns to appreciate her captor and immediately falls in love with him. Back in the village however, an unscrupulous hunter has his own plans for Belle. (Read More)

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2d animation cult film 
Themes:
obsession surrealism 
Mood:
affection 
Locations:
village snow 
Story:
pet dog character name in title dog 

Balto (1995)
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Balto (1995)

A half-wolf, half-husky named Balto gets a chance to become a hero when an outbreak of diphtheria threatens the children of Nome, Alaska in the winter of 1925. He leads a dog team on a 600-mile trip across the Alaskan wilderness to get medical supplies. The film is based on a true story which inspir…ed the Iditarod dog sled race. (Read More)

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2d animation cult film 
Themes:
surrealism 
Locations:
snow 
Characters:
girl 
Period:
winter 
Story:
cartoon dog character name in title dog 

The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
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The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

In this charming film based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possib…ly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage. (Read More)

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Tokyo Godfathers (2003) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
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Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Christmas in Tokyo, Japan. Three homeless friends: a young girl, a transvestite, and a middle-aged bum. While foraging through some trash, they find an abandoned newborn. Hana, the transvestite with delusions of being a mother, convinces the others to keep it overnight. The next day, using a key fou…nd with the baby, they start tracking down the parents, with many adventures along the way. (Read More)

Themes:
christmas surrealism 
Locations:
snow 
Characters:
girl 
Story:
christmas eve holiday 

Trading Places (1983)
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Trading Places (1983)

Louis Winthorpe is a businessman who works for commodities brokerage firm of Duke and Duke owned by the brothers Mortimer and Randolph Duke. Now they bicker over the most trivial of matters and what they are bickering about is whether it's a person's environment or heredity that determines how well …they will do in life. When Winthorpe bumps into Billy Ray Valentine, a street hustler and assumes he is trying to rob him, he has him arrested. Upon seeing how different the two men are, the brothers decide to make a wager as to what would happen if Winthorpe loses his job, his home and is shunned by everyone he knows and if Valentine was given Winthorpe's job. So they proceed to have Winthorpe arrested and to be placed in a compromising position in front of his girlfriend. So all he has to rely on is the hooker who was hired to ruin him. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
christmas 
Period:
christmas party winter 
Story:
christmas eve christmas tree santa claus suit santa claus 

Jingle All The Way (1996)
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Jingle All The Way (1996)

Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, he tries hard to come up with a way to make it up to him, this is when his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is a…n action figure of his son's television hero, Turbo Man. Unfortunately for Howard, it is Christmas Eve, and every store is sold out of Turbo Man figures, now Howard must travel all over town and compete with everybody else including a mail man named Myron to find a Turbo Man action figure, and to make it to the Wintertainment parade which will feature Turbo Man. (Read More)

Themes:
christmas 
Story:
christmas eve christmas tree raid santa claus quest 

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Babe (1995)
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Babe (1995)

Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, inclu…ding Fly's jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy? (Read More)

Themes:
christmas 
Mood:
affection 
Story:
christmas eve compassion voice over narration character name in title dog 

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
christmas 
Characters:
girl 
Period:
christmas party 
Story:
christmas tree burglary burglar santa claus voice over narration dog 

The Fisher King (1991)
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The Fisher King (1991)

After hearing a popular DJ rail against yuppies, a madman carries out a massacre in a popular New York bar. Dejected and remorseful, the DJ strikes up a friendship with Parry, a former professor who became unhinged and then homeless after witnessing his wife's violent death in the bar shooting. The …DJ seeks redemption by helping Parry in his quest to recover an item that he believes is the Holy Grail and to win the heart of the woman he loves. (Read More)

Themes:
redemption surrealism 
Story:
heart burglary compassion quest character name in title 

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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

Three pets (Chance, a young dog unfamiliar with the world; Shadow, an aging, wise dog; and Sassy, a snobby cat) are left behind when their family goes on vacation. Unsure of what happened, the animals set out on a quest to find their family. This journey across America is very dangerous and the anim…als risk never seeing their masters again. The group of pets travel across forested mountains and areas of wide-open countryside, while their family searches for them in the same areas. (Read More)

Mood:
affection 
Characters:
girl 
Story:
quest mountain dog 

Ice Age (2002)
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Ice Age (2002)

Back when the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and animals were scurrying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age, a sloth named Sid, a woolly mammoth named Manny, and a saber-toothed tiger named Diego are forced to become unlikely heroes. The three reluctantly come together when they have …to return a human child to its father while braving the deadly elements of the impending Ice Age. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
redemption 
Locations:
village snow 
Story:
compassion creature dog 

A Christmas Story (1983) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
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A Christmas Story (1983)

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, his mother's immediate reaction is that he'll put his eye out. He then decides on a perfect theme for his teacher but her reaction is like his. He fantasi…zes about what it would be like to be Red Ryder and catch the bad guys. When the big day arrives he gets lots of present under the tree including a lovely gift from his aunt that his mother just adores. But what about the BB gun? (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
obsession christmas 
Locations:
snow 
Story:
christmas tree voice over narration dog 

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Krampus (2015)
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Krampus (2015)

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks… loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family's home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive. (Read More)

Themes:
christmas 
Story:
santa claus holiday creature character name in title 

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
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The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

The elderly bat researcher, professor Abronsius and his assistant, Alfred, go to a remote Transylvanian village looking for vampires. Alfred falls in love with the inn-keeper's young daughter Sarah. However, she has been spotted by the mysterious count Krolock who lives in a dark and creepy castle o…utside the village... (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
monster 
Locations:
village snow 
Period:
winter 
Story:
sleigh 

One Night At Mccool's (2001)
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One Night At Mccool's (2001)

After another hard night at McCool's, bartender Randy runs into Jewel. The seductive lady seems to have evaded a rape pretty closely, and when the man comes back, she puts a bullet in his head. After all these events (and others), Randy takes Jewel home, and the two become a couple. Yet Jewel begins… to develop into a very demanding girlfriend and drives Randy into committing crimes for her and her elaborate lifestyle. Randy's cousin Carl is driven crazy by Randy's incredibly sexy girl as well as the investigating officer, Detective Dehling. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
obsession 
Characters:
girl 
Story:
materialism whip burglary punctuation in title voice over narration 

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Home Alone (1990) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
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Home Alone (1990)

It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the fam…ily was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
christmas 
Locations:
snow 
Story:
christmas eve christmas tree burglary holiday 

Clash Of The Titans (1981)
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Clash Of The Titans (1981)

Perseus is the favored son of the god Zeus, but he has unwittingly ticked off the sea goddess Thetis. Just to make things worse, Perseus falls in love with the lovely Princess Andromeda, who used to be engaged to Thetis's son. Soon Perseus is off on one quest after another, with Zeus helping, Thetis… hindering, and lots of innocent bystanders getting stabbed, drowned, and squished. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
monster surrealism 
Story:
whip quest creature 

Office Christmas Party (2016)
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Office Christmas Party (2016)

When the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he (T.J. Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their job…s. (Read More)

Themes:
christmas 
Period:
christmas party 

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The Brothers Grimm (2005)
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The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requir…ing genuine courage. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
monster surrealism 
Locations:
village snow 
Characters:
girl 
Story:
villain turns good creature character name in title dog 

Frankenweenie (2012) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
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Frankenweenie (2012)

When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his pa…rents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been. (Read More)

Themes:
monster 
Story:
pet dog creature dog 

The Holiday (2006)
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The Holiday (2006)

In London, Iris Simpkins writes a wedding column in a newspaper and nurtures an unrequited love for her colleague Jasper Bloom. Near Christmas, she is informed that Jasper is engaged to marry another colleague, and her life turns upside down. In Los Angeles, the movie-trailers maker Amanda Woods has… just split with her unfaithful boyfriend Ethan and wants to forget him. Through a house exchange website, Amanda impulsively swaps her mansion for Iris' cottage in Surrey for the holidays. While in Surrey, Amanda meets Iris' brother and book editor Graham and they fall in love with each other. Meanwhile, Iris meets her new next door neighbor the ninety year old screenplay writer Arthur, who helps her retrieve her self-esteem, and the film composer Miles, with whom she falls in love. (Read More)

Themes:
christmas 
Locations:
snow 
Period:
christmas party 
Story:
christmas tree holiday dog 

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