‘The Christmas Chronicles‘, is an instant holiday classic and available to watch over the festive season on Netflix.
The film is a holiday adventure from producer Chris Columbus (best known for ‘Home Alone’, and ‘Harry Potter And the Sorcerer’s Stone’), and director Clay Kaytis, known for ‘The Angry Birds Movie’, which tells the story of sister and brother, Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis), whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.
After staking out Santa’s arrival, they sneak into his sleigh, cause it to crash and nearly derail Christmas. As their wild night unfolds, Kate and Teddy work together with Santa – as you’ve never seen him before – and his loyal Elves to save Christmas before it’s too late.
It’s a heartfelt tale that will make you laugh and cry – likely at the same time. Although it appears to be a children’s movie on the surface, there’s enough in ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ to appeal to both children – possibly from the age of 12 upwards – and adults alike.
Speaking of the film, Director Clay Kaytis said,
“No one is better suited than Kurt Russell to bring our version of a rugged, charismatic, and hilarious Santa Claus to life. From our first meeting, he completely threw himself into this iconic role – and grew an impressive beard in the process. It has been a dream come true to work with Kurt in creating what I believe will be the new definition of Santa Claus for generations to come.”
Producer Chris Columbus added,
“Kurt is the definitive Santa Claus. Charismatic, tough when needed with a wicked sense of humour. We’re really excited for audiences to see his performance onscreen and hope The Christmas Chroniclesbecomes a timeless classic.”