The Christmas Chronicles

Siblings Kate and Teddy try to prove Santa Claus is real, but when they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash, they have to save Christmas.

Directed by: Clay Kaytis
Genres: Comedy, Adventure, Family, Fantasy,
Production Company: 1492 Pictures, Madhouse Entertainment, Ocean Blue Entertainment,

The Christmas Chronicles - Santa's in town early this year - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 22-11-2018
  • Runtime: 104 Minutes
  • Popularity: 19.76
  • Vote Count: 1,532
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage:

Photo Name Character
Kurt Russell - Azwaad Movie Database Kurt Russell Santa Claus
Darby Camp - Azwaad Movie Database Darby Camp Kate Pierce
Judah Lewis - Azwaad Movie Database Judah Lewis Teddy Pierce
Martin Roach - Azwaad Movie Database Martin Roach Dave Poveda
Lamorne Morris - Azwaad Movie Database Lamorne Morris Mikey Jameson
Kimberly Williams-Paisley - Azwaad Movie Database Kimberly Williams-Paisley Claire Pierce
Oliver Hudson - Azwaad Movie Database Oliver Hudson Doug Pierce
Tony Nappo - Azwaad Movie Database Tony Nappo Charlie Plummer
Vella Lovell - Azwaad Movie Database Vella Lovell Wendy
Lauren Collins - Azwaad Movie Database Lauren Collins Woman at Another Table
Photo Name Department
Don Burgess-Camera Don Burgess Camera (Director of Photography)
Dan Zimmerman-Editing Dan Zimmerman Editing (Editor)
Chris Columbus-Production Chris Columbus Production (Producer)
Mark Radcliffe-Production Mark Radcliffe Production (Producer)
Ron Bartlett-Sound Ron Bartlett Sound (Sound Re-Recording Mixer)
Michael Barnathan-Production Michael Barnathan Production (Producer)
Christophe Beck-Sound Christophe Beck Sound (Original Music Composer)
Paul D. Austerberry-Art Paul D. Austerberry Art (Production Design)
Luis Sequeira-Costume & Make-Up Luis Sequeira Costume & Make-Up (Costume Design)
Albert Gasser-Sound Albert Gasser Sound (Sound Editor)

See Full Cast & Crew of The Christmas Chronicles


Decent watch at best, probably won't watch again, and can't recommend. Perhaps it's just that I don't like Kurt Russell and him injecting all his "Russellness" into Santa Claus ruins the magic of the character for me, but I really feel this portrayal of Santa Claus is lacking and borderline inappropriate. While the over all story structure and script are fine, there are just odd choices throughout the movie, particularly for the degree of life threatening risk in the adversity. I also hate the elves, they're basically furry smurfs. The really impressive thing is that Darby Camp can carry a movie. Despite everything happening, she is on it, mostly as a wide-eyed, dream filled kid, but she adds the charm of childhood spirit the movie requires.

id : 5fc50bc221c4ca00411dc0a1

Fun film, perfectly suitable for the festive period. I do enjoy Kurt Russell, I like most of the films that I've seen him in and this is another one to add to the list. He's great in the lead role, very much carrying the film. The other actors could've been better cast, but are still passable in their respective roles. There are also cameos for Goldie Hawn and Steven Van Zandt. The special effects are pleasant, the reindeer look alright but it's the elves that look the best. Plot-wise it's fine, nothing to shout about but it still makes for more than satisfactory viewing - they get the Xmas vibe right. There's only one scene I didn't rate, it involves a jail, yet it still kinda worked - in a cheesy way, of course. Without Russell I'd be rating 'The Christmas Chronicles' lower, admittedly. Still, an enjoyable film.

id : 5fcd18fb3f7e1d0042e62519
Peter McGinn

Pretty standard fare mostly. Dad died, son going off the rails, daughter still believes, let’s haul Santa in to help. (Which he does by letting them help him.) I found myself poking holes in the plot, which is a silly thing to do anyway in a Christmas fantasy film, such as If Santa can make presents magically appear in the jail, why can’t he get himself out of the jail without help? But the writers have the last laugh, when it turns out that this all seems to be a test for the kids. Or something. Okay, Kurt Russell isn’t your typical Santa, but he is the movie version I would most want to hang out with. It is all a little predictable and silly in the way Christmas movies are, but there are worse ways to spend your time. Like shoveling snow!

id : 5fdde4cdfd4a9600402dd978

Recommendate Movies

The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two

2020 - 6.6

Kate Pierce is reluctantly spending Christmas with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack. But when the North Pole and Christmas are threatened to be destroyed, ...

The Princess Switch

2018 - 7.1

When a down-to-earth Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess discover they look like twins, they hatch a Christmastime plan to trade places.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

2018 - 6.5

A year after Amber helped Richard secure the crown. The two are set to tie the knot in a royal Christmas wedding — but their plans are jeopardized when ...

The Holiday Calendar

2018 - 6.7

A talented photographer stuck in a dead-end job inherits an antique Advent calendar that may be predicting the future -- and pointing her toward love.

Christmas Wedding Planner

2017 - 5.5

Wedding Planner, Kelsey Wilson, is about to have her big break: planning her beloved cousin's lavish and exclusive wedding. Everything is going smoothly until Connor McClane, a devilishly ...

Christmas Inheritance

2017 - 6.4

To inherit her father's company, socialite Ellen must first visit his small hometown, where she learns the value of hard work and helping others.

Angela's Christmas

2017 - 6.8

A trip to church with her family on Christmas Eve gives young Angela an extraordinary idea. A heartwarming tale based on a story by Frank McCourt.

A Christmas Prince

2017 - 6.7

When a reporter goes undercover as a nanny to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding ...

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

2018 - 6.5

A human child raised by wolves, must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

2020 - 6.7

An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their ...

48 Christmas Wishes

2017 - 5.6

Holiday magic has never gleamed brighter as Santa’s Elves head out on an adventure to bring every boy and girl their Christmas wish while also bringing a ...

The Princess Switch: Switched Again

2020 - 7.0

When Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne & hits a rough patch with Kevin, it’s up to Stacy to save the day before a new lookalike — party girl ...

Around The Web