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7 Christmas Movies Like ‘Candy Cane Lane’ To Watch If You Loved the Film

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Candy Cane Lane is a fantasy-comedy film directed by Reginald Hudlin, from a screenplay by Kelly Younger. The Prime Video film revolves around Chris Carver, who makes a deal with a mysterious stranger to win the annual contest of who has the best-decorated home for Christmas in their neighborhood but what he doesn’t know is that the mysterious stranger is an evil Elf named Pepper, and she is about to make him a glass Christmas figurine. To save their father and Christmas the Carver family tries to stop Pepper from unleashing misery on everyone. Candy Cane Lane stars Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Ken Marino, and Nick Offerman. So, if you loved the Prime Video film here are some similar movies you could watch next.

Spirited (Apple TV+)

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Based on Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Spirited stars Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell in the lead roles. While the Apple TV+ film is based on the classic story, for the first time in history we see it through the eyes of the Ghost of Christmas Present (Ferrell), who has picked the wrong Scrooge to transform this time in Clint Briggs (Reynolds). The Apple TV+ film finds the Ghost of Christmas Present reevaluating his past, present, and future. Will Scrooge be transformed by Christmas this time or will he change the life of the Ghost of Christmas Present himself? Directed by Sean Anders, this film isn’t a straightforward adaptation of Dickens’ classic story but it does bring all the Christmas joy you found in Candy Cane Lane.

Fred Claus (Hulu, Max & Prime Video Add-On)

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From the minds behind the wildly popular comedy film Wedding Crasher, we get this Christmas comedy film reuniting Vince Vaugh and director David Dobkin. Fred Claus revolves around the lesser-known Claus brother, who is considered to be the black sheep of the Claus family Fred returns to the North and creates chaos in the community and almost destroys Christmas but when it’s his time he rises to the occasion and proves to his little brother that he is much more reliable than everybody believed him to be. Fred Claus is filled with Christmas spirit and the goofy humor you expect from Vince Vaughn.

The Santa Clause (Disney+ & Rent on Prime Video)

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The Santa Claus is a fantasy comedy film directed by John Pasquin and it revolves around a divorced father Scott, who has custody of his son on Christmas Eve. When Scott kills a man in a Santa suit, both he and his son are transported to the North Pole where an elf tells him that now he has killed Santa, he must take his place before the next Christmas. At first, Scott thinks that all of this is a dream but over a few months he starts gaining weight grows a white beard, and comes to the realization that he might be turning into Santa. Starring Tim Allen and Eric Lloyd as the father-son duo, The Santa Claus has become a classic and a must-watch during Christmas time.

Elf (Hulu, Max & Prime Video Add-On)

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One of Will Ferrell’s most iconic roles is of an Elf in a film aptly titled Elf. The Christmas film directed by Jon Favreau, begins with Ferrell’s character Buddy who crawls into Santa’s toy bag as a small child and is mistakenly taken to the North. He grows up with an Elf family, the only problem is that he is three times his Elf family’s size. Buddy decides to leave the North Pole to go to his birthplace but when he gets there he finds a cynical father and a stepbrother alongside the people who have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. Using his simple and kind ways, Buddy decides to save Christmas for New York including his family, and by doing he might just find where he belongs.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Rent on Prime Video)

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Jim Carrey brings the beloved Grinch from Dr. Seuss’ classic children’s tale to life in this iconic adaptation by director Ron Howard. The Christmas film sees the Green Grinch trying to ruin the Christmas fun for the lovely citizens of Whoville. He is joined by his dog, Max in this diabolical quest but his life turns completely upside down when he meets Cindy Lou, an endearing young girl who just wants to find the true meaning of Christmas.

Christmas With the Kranks (Prime Video)

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Based on John Grisham’s best-selling novel titled Skipping Christmas, the Christmas classic film titled Christmas With the Kranks directed by Joe Roth. It stars Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis as the Krank couple who want to skip the holiday season after their only daughter Blair leaves to live her own life. But this decision of theirs is not much appreciated by their neighbors and when Blair calls them on Christmas Eve to surprise them with her new fiancée. The Kranks must pull off an exceptional Christmas for their daughter’s happiness and in this mission they are joined by their neighbors.

Genie (Peacock & Rent on Prime Video)

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Genie is a Christmas fairytale film directed by Sam Boyd. Based on Bernard and the Genie by Richard Curtis, the Peacock follows the story of Bernard as his whole life is unraveling around him. Without knowing Bernard dusts off an old jewelry box and releases a genie named Flora who might just be able to help him with his family and career problems and as a bonus he also might find a beautiful friend in Flora. Genie stars Melissa McCarthy and Paapa Essiedu in the lead roles of Flora and Bernard.

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