Kurt Russell is Fun in The Christmas Chronicles
The Christmas Chronicles
Directed by Clay Kaytis
Written by Matt Lieberman
Like many Christmas films, this starts in the land of sad* so that we can find the true meaning of Christmas and get to the land of happy. The film brings Christmas magic by showing a brief glimpse of Santa caught on video which leads to an attempt to capture Santa** in action once again. There are hijinks, a ticking clock, some Santa magic, and even a blues performance in this very nice Christmas film.
The verdict: Good (-ish)
Cost: Netflix monthly fee ($8.99)
Where watched: at home
Consider also watching:
- Arthur Christmas
- A Christmas Story
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
*In this case, Teddy and Kate are sad because their fireman father has died.
**The always charming Kurt Russell. I could have done without his constant griping about being mistyped as fat.
- Why is Kurt Russell so damn charismatic?
- What’s your favorite Christmas film with children as main characters?
Favorite IMDB trivia item:
Santa’s list includes several of Kurt Russell’s grandchildren.
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