It’s about that time of year again when we start to see more trailers for holiday films. While there are many films to look forward to, Netflix will be releasing their own family friendly Christmas film called The Christmas Chronicles starring Kurt Russell as the jolly, but leaner and tougher, Santa Claus.
The streaming service has released a teaser trailer for the film, which you can check out below.
The film comes to us from director Clay Kaytis (The Angry Birds Movie) and producer Chris Columbus (Home Alone and the first Harry Potter). In it, a brother (Judah Lewis) and sister (Darby Camp) set out to catch Santa Claus in the act of giving gifts. While successful, they also sneak aboard his sleigh, which happens to crash. So they must work together with Santa and his elves to save Christmas before it is too late.
As far as Christmas plots go, this is pretty standard. But it’s not as though we are going to get something that has made for TV quality. Russell brings in a new kind of Santa. One that is leaner and tougher than the jolly iterations we’ve seen before. And he’s rocking a meaner beard. So Santa better watch himself because he’s on notice. Despite the somewhat blockbuster feel, he’s basically the only thing that could draw a huge audience in as of now. But who knows, there could be other aspects of the film that could be entertaining.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Christmas Chronicles:
THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES, a holiday adventure from producer Chris Columbus (“Home Alone”, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”) and director Clay Kaytis (“The Angry Birds Movie”), 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.
The Christmas Chronicles debuts on Netflix on November 22nd, 2018.