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The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

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The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.

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Clay Kaytis

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Matt Lieberman (screenplay by), David Guggenheim (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Hudson ... Doug
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Claire
Jesse Gervasi ... 3 Year Old Teddy
David Kohlsmith ... 5 Year Old Teddy
Kaitlyn Airdrie Kaitlyn Airdrie ... 3 / 5 Year Old Kate
Jack Bona ... 8 / 10 Year Old Teddy
Judah Lewis ... Teddy
Darby Camp ... Kate
Paskal Vaklev Paskal Vaklev ... Teddy's Friend #1
Abel Tekeste 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
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Storyline

The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

12/24 See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Color

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1.90 : 1
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Trivia

This movie features yet another Kurt Russell connection to Elvis Presley, of which there have been several in his career. Kurt Russell's first movie was "It Happened at the World's Fair" (1963), in which Elvis pays Russell to kick him in the shin. Sixteen years later, Russell was the lead in the TV movie "Elvis" (1979). Then, 15 years later, Russell lent his voice to the actor playing a young Elvis Presley in "Forrest Gump" (1994). Russell played an ex-con who robs a casino during an Elvis Impersonator Convention in Vegas in "3000 Miles to Graceland" (2001). And here in The Christmas Chronicles (2018), the song that Santa (Russell) sings in the jail scene is one of Elvis' most popular Christmas songs, "Santa Claus is Back in Town" (1957). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, the girl Kate is shown as a baby only a few weeks old on Christmas 2007. Later, on Christmas Eve 2018 when her brother Teddy takes her camera away from her in her bedroom, he says "you're ten years old, almost eleven." This doesn't make sense because at this point in time, she would've already turned eleven years old a few weeks ago. See more »

Quotes

Teddy: Can't you just wave your hand, and like, Jedi mindtrick the cops?
Santa Claus: I'm Santa Claus, Teddy, not Yoda.
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Crazy Credits

"For Peggy" (at the end of the credits). See more »


Soundtracks

Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
Written by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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The Ending Scenes Will Warm Your Heart
22 November 2018 | by dwebster83See all my reviews

This was a truely great film, and Netflix outdid themselves. The story is well written, the jokes are funny, the elves are cute, and Kurt Russell as Santa Claus is an amazing fit. Mrs. Claus was the best surprise! Everyone in our family, from aged 3 to 65, enjoyed watching on Thanksgiving morning.


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