"The Christmas Chronicles" is a 2018 American Christmas comedy film directed by Clay Kaytis.
The starring cast includes Kurt Russell, Judah Lewis, Darby Camp, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Lamorne Morris, Oliver Hudson, Jesse Gervasi, David Kohlsmith, Jack Bona, Vella Lovell and others.

Here are "The Christmas Chronicles" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Christmas Chronicles movie?

Netflix on Thursday, November 01, 2018 released the trailer for "The Christmas Chronicles" you can watch here:
The Christmas Chronicles | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is The Christmas Chronicles movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Christmas Chronicles" movie plot summary.

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 lost his Christmas spirit and has become a troublemaker, and engages in malicious activities such as stealing cars. Her younger daughter Kate (Darby Camp) nevertheless is trying to keep Christmas spirit alive while keeping a strong belief in Santa Claus (Kurt Russell).
Later on, Kate catches Teddy stealing a car from a parking lot, and films it , later she threatens to show the tape to Claire but changes her mind and tells Claire that Teddy had broken a picture frame instead.
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 and convinces Teddy to help her discover if it was really Santa by promising to destroy the mentioned tape in which Teddy commits felony. 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.


Who plays who in the The Christmas Chronicles movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Christmas Chronicles" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Kurt Russell  as Santa Claus / Saint "Nick' Nicholas a magical figure"
Judah Lewis  as Teddy Pierce a 16-year-old boy and Kate's older brother
Darby Camp  as Kate Pierce an enthusiastic 10-year-old girl
Kimberly Williams-Paisley  as Claire Pierce Teddy and Kate's widowed mother
Lamorne Morris  as Officer Mikey Jameson a police officer
Oliver Hudson  as Doug Pierce Teddy and Kate's deceased father and Claire's deceased husband
Jesse Gervasi  as 3-year-old Teddy Pierce
David Kohlsmith  as 5-year-old Teddy Pierce
Jack Bona  as 8 to 10-year-old Teddy Pierce
Vella Lovell  as Wendy a hostess at a restaurant and aspiring fashion designer
Martin Roach  as Officer Dave Poveda police officer
Tony Nappo  as Bartender Charlie Plummer an ex-con bartender
Debra Wilson  as Lars
Marc Ribler  as Dusty an inmate
Kari Wahlgren  as Jojo
Andrew Morgado  as Hugg / Additional Voices
Debi Derryberry  as Fleck
Michael Yurchak  as Bjorn
Jessica Lowe  as Mina
Goldie Hawn  as Mrs. Claus the wife of Santa Claus
Kaitlyn Airdrie  as 3 / 5 Year Old Kate
Paskal Vaklev  as Teddy's Friend #1
Abel Tekeste  as Teddy's Friend #2
Jameson Kraemer  as Freddy
Lauren Collins  as Woman at Another Table
Solla Park  as Min-Ju
Jonathan Kim  as Korean Student #1
John Koo  as Korean Student #2
Seth Mohan  as Vijay
Kayla Lakhani  as Beena
Glen McDonald  as Larry
Danielle Bourgon  as Sheila
Chai Valladares  as Valet
Ish Morris  as Thug #1
Jeremy Raymond  as Thug #2
Chris LeBlanc  as Thug #3
Steven Van Zandt  as Wolfie
Stan Harrison  as Cellmate on Horn #1
Clark Gayton  as Cellmate on Horn #2
Ravi Best  as Cellmate on Horn #3
Ron Tooley  as Cellmate on Horn #4
Eddie Manion  as Cellmate on Horn #5
Anthony Almonte  as Cellmate on Percussion
Jack Daley  as Cellmate on Bass
Andy Burton  as Cellmate on Organ
Lowell 'Banana' Levinger  as Drunk on Piano
Richard Mercurio  as Drunk on Drums
Maureen Van Zandt  as Party Girl on Tambourine
Sara Devine  as Party Girl #1
Tania Jones  as Party Girl #2
JaQuita May  as Party Girl #3
Jeff Teravainen  as Vincent
Elizabeth Phoenix Caro  as Alicia Sanchez

Release date

When is The Christmas Chronicles movie release date?

"The Christmas Chronicles" movie release date was scheduled to be on November 22, 2018 distributing by Netflix.


What are The Christmas Chronicles filming details?

The duration of the film is 103 minutes.

Principal photography began in January 2018 in Toronto, Ontario.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Christmas Chronicles movie?

"The Christmas Chronicles" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 67/100. The audience also likes the film.

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