The Christmas Chronicles is a 2018 American Christmas film directed by Clay Kaytis.

Official trailers

Netflix on Thursday, November 01, 2018 released the trailer:
The Christmas Chronicles | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

In Lowell, Massachusetts near Christmas, widowed mother Claire (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) struggles to hold her family together after the death of her firefighter husband Doug (Oliver Hudson). Her son Teddy (Judah Lewis) has started stealing cars. Her younger daughter Kate (Darby Camp) nevertheless is trying to keep Christmas spirit alive. On Christmas Eve, Claire is forced to fill in for a coworker, leaving Teddy to look after Kate. While watching old Christmas videos, Kate notices a strange arm appear out of the fireplace. Kate believes this is Santa Claus and blackmails Teddy to help her prove it's him. The two set up a makeshift trip wire and a hidden camera. Kate is later woken up and sees Santa in the living room. However, he escapes to the roof. The two children follow. Kate decides to hide in his sleigh to get a closer look, and Teddy reluctantly follows her. Santa rides off with the kids in tow. When Kate decides to make her presence known, Santa and the reindeer are startled and he loses control of the sleigh. After teleporting to Chicago, Illinois, the sleigh breaks down, causing the reindeer to scatter and Santa's hat and bag of presents to be lost. Santa (Kurt Russell) introduces himself to the kids, and tells them that he has to get back to delivering presents as soon as possible or else Christmas Spirit will be gone. Without his hat, Santa can't move quickly or through tight spaces like he does. The kids are forced to help him after he threatens to list them as bad kids permanently. They stop at a bar where Santa tries to seek help from the patrons. When they get no assistance, they steal a car, which itself was already stolen by the bartender.

Cast

Judah Lewis
Teddy Pierce
Darby Camp
Kate Pierce
Kurt Russell
Santa Claus
Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Claire Pierce
Lamorne Morris
Officer Jameson
Oliver Hudson
Doug Pierce
Martin Roach
Officer Poveda
Goldie Hawn
Mrs. Claus
Vella Lovell
Wendy
Jesse Gervasi
3 Year Old Teddy
David Kohlsmith
5 Year Old Teddy
Kaitlyn Airdrie
3 / 5 Year Old Kate
Jack Bona
8 / 10 Year Old Teddy
Paskal Vaklev
Teddy's Friend #1
Abel Tekeste
Teddy's Friend #2
Jameson Kraemer
Freddy
Lauren Collins
Woman at Another Table
Solla Park
Min-Ju
Jonathan Kim
Korean Student #1
John Koo
Korean Student #2
Seth Mohan
Vijay
Kayla Lakhani
Beena
Glen McDonald
Larry
Danielle Bourgon
Sheila
Tony Nappo
Charlie
Chai Valladares
Valet
Ishan Morris
Thug #1 (as Ish Morris)
Jeremy Raymond
Thug #2
Chris LeBlanc
Thug #3
Debra Wilson
Lars (voice)
Kari Wahlgren
Jojo (voice)
Andrew Morgado
Hugg / Additional Voices (voice)
Debi Derryberry
Fleck (voice)
Michael Yurchak
Bjorn (voice)
Jessica Lowe
Mina (voice)
Steven Van Zandt
Wolfie
Marc Ribler
Dusty
Stan Harrison
Cellmate on Horn #1
Clark Gayton
Cellmate on Horn #2
Ravi Best
Cellmate on Horn #3
Ron Tooley
Cellmate on Horn #4
Eddie Manion
Cellmate on Horn #5
Anthony Almonte
Cellmate on Percussion
Jack Daley
Cellmate on Bass
Andy Burton
Cellmate on Organ
Lowell 'Banana' Levinger
Drunk on Piano
Richard Mercurio
Drunk on Drums
Maureen Van Zandt
Party Girl on Tambourine
Sara Devine
Party Girl #1
Tania Jones
Party Girl #2
JaQuita May
Party Girl #3
Jeff Teravainen
Vincent
Elizabeth Phoenix Caro
Alicia Sanchez

About

Principal photography began in January 2018 in Toronto, Ontario.

The film The Christmas Chronicles was scheduled to be released on November 22, 2018 by Netflix.

The duration of the film is 104 minutes.

Rating

The Christmas Chronicles got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

IMDB: The Christmas Chronicles

Wikipedia: The Christmas Chronicles

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