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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.

Director:

Clay Kaytis

Writers:

Matt Lieberman (screenplay by), David Guggenheim (story by) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Teddy's Friend #2
Kurt Russell ... Santa Claus
Vella Lovell ... Wendy
Jameson Kraemer ... Freddy
Lauren Collins ... Woman at Another Table
Solla Park 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


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French | Romanian

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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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.90 : 1
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Trivia

One of the names on Santa's list is Bing Bellamy. Bing Bellamy is the real-life son of Kurt Russell's daughter, Kate Hudson, and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: The Search for Santa Paws (2018) 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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A Good Candidate to become a Christmas Classic
22 November 2018 | by RmatthewCSee all my reviews

This movie was very enjoyable for adults and kids in the family. Cinematic quality was excellent, had a good script, acting was great, and the Santa character is the best I've seen or read since The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. We'll watch this again a few times this Christmas season.


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