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, Christmas has been a cherished tradition in the Pierce household for many years until 2018 when the father Doug (Oliver Hudson), a firefighter, dies in the line of duty. The widow mother Claire (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) struggles to hold the family together, especially the older child, Teddy (Judah Lewis) who has started stealing cars. The younger child, Kate (Darby Camp) nevertheless hopes to keep the 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 asks Teddy to help her prove he exists. Teddy is skeptical and refuses to help, but Kate blackmails him with a video of him stealing a car earlier that day. The two set up a makeshift trip wire by the fireplace linking it to a Christmas bell and set up a camera behind a door with the knob removed where they wait. Kate is woken up by the bell and sees Santa in their living room, but he leaves before Teddy can see him. However, they hear him moving on the roof and go outside. When they get on the street, they see Santa's sleigh and reindeer floating above them. They also see Santa hopping from rooftop to rooftop at light speed. Kate decides to hide in the sleigh to get a closer look at Santa, to which Teddy objects, though he reluctantly follows her. Santa eventually returns to the sleigh and 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 the bag of presents to be lost.

Cast

Judah Lewis
Teddy
Darby Camp
Kate
Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Claire
Lamorne Morris
Officer Jameson
Oliver Hudson
Doug
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
Kurt Russell
Santa Claus
Vella Lovell
Wendy
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
Martin Roach
Officer Poveda
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
Goldie Hawn
Mrs. Claus

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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