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Are Any Marvel Movies Set at Christmas?

The holiday season is a time for joy, family, and of course, movies. One popular question that arises during this festive season is whether any of the Marvel movies are set at Christmas. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) consists of over 20 films, only a few have been set during the holiday season.

Iron Man 3

One of the most beloved Marvel movies set during Christmas is Iron Man 3. The film takes place during the holidays and we see Tony Stark dealing with his personal demons while trying to save the world from a new villain. The snowy backdrop and festive decorations make for a visually stunning movie.

The Avengers

While not entirely set during Christmas, The Avengers did have a memorable scene that took place on the holiday. In one particular scene, Tony Stark throws a Christmas party in his penthouse where we see all our favorite heroes gathering around and enjoying themselves.


Although Deadpool isn’t technically part of the MCU, it’s still worth mentioning as it’s set during Christmas time. The movie sees Deadpool fighting off bad guys while wearing a Santa hat and using candy canes as weapons. It’s definitely not your traditional Christmas movie but it does have some hilarious moments that will leave you in stitches.

Honorable Mentions

While not entirely set during Christmas, there are several other Marvel movies that do have brief scenes or references to the holiday season. These include:

  • Doctor Strange – features a scene where Stephen Strange listens to Christmas music while operating on himself.
  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – has a post-credits scene where Groot is seen dancing in front of a decorated Christmas tree.
  • The Punisher – although it’s not a movie but rather a TV series, The Punisher has several scenes set during Christmas.


In conclusion, while there aren’t many Marvel movies that are entirely set during Christmas, there are a few that have memorable scenes taking place during the holiday season. Iron Man 3 and The Avengers are definitely worth a re-watch during this festive season. So grab some popcorn, cozy up with your loved ones, and enjoy these Marvel classics.