Santa & Mrs. Claus are back and they're going to save Christmas! If you haven't seen the first The Christmas Chronicles, you don't know what you're missing. Watch it now, and be ready for The Christmas Chronicles 2 coming to Netflix on November 25.
THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 Movie Review
We had the opportunity to screen THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 this week and it was everything we had hoped for. We loved the first one and we were very excited about this sequel. THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 is an action-packed Christmas adventure for the whole family that’s full of heart, humor, and holiday spirit.
Did you know that it's been 34 years since Kurt Russel and Goldie Hawn starred together in a movie? 1987's Overboard was the last time they couple paired up in a film together, save a quick cameo in the first The Christmas Chronicles in 2018.
In the 2 years since Kate and Teddy Pierce saved Christmas, a lot has changed. Kate, now a cynical teenager, is reluctantly spending Christmas in Cancun with her mom’s new boyfriend (Bob) and his son Jack. Kate decides to run away after having enough of this new version of her family. Santa Claus pulls in Kate and Jack to help save Christmas again when magical troublemaker Belsnickel threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good.
Throughout the film, there are several touching moments with the Clauses, the elves, and reindeer (no spoilers here), as well as a full-choir song-and-dance number in the airport featuring airline attendant Darlene Love trying to placate the stranded holiday travelers, joined by Santa himself. This original number by Steven Van Zant, “The Spirit of Christmas,” certainly creates another touching moment to the collection, along with the Pierce family singing “O Tannenbaum.”
While we loved the first film, and this second one definitely expands on the story and adds much holiday tradition and lore. The storyline additions that involve the Turkish origins of Santa Claus, the Icelandic legend of the Yule Cat (Jólakötturinn, which Nick calls “Jola” for short), and even the Star of Bethlehem (I instantly recognized the shape of the Moravian Star; we were gifted one at our wedding and it hangs in our home) are brilliantly woven in. You can't not love a film that has had so much fantastic research done for it!
THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 Best Quotes
As with any great movie, you're bound to find some excellent quotes. THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 is no different. Here are the best THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 quotes.
We’re not in Mexico anymore. -Kate
This doesn’t look like Kids Club. -Jack
Welcome to the North Pole, Jack. -Nick
Oh, you're not dreaming Jack. You’re in Santa’s Village—the real one. – Nick
Is that Kate Pierce? -Elves
Kate, how about an autograph? -Elves
She designed this place. I think it should be called Mrs. Claus’ village. -Kate
No eating the inventory! – Mrs. Claus
Without the star, the North Pole, the village of Father Christmas, Christmas is doomed. -Nick.
That’s right, you better run. There’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Jack Booker. -Jack
It doesn’t exactly scream aerodynamic. -Nick
They’re a long way from cool. -Nick
Watch the official trailer for THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2! Netflix begins streaming it globally on November 25.
About The Christmas Chronicles 2
It’s been 2 years since siblings Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis) saved Christmas, and a lot has changed. Kate, now a cynical teenager, is reluctantly spending Christmas in Cancun with her mom’s new boyfriend (Tyrese Gibson) and his son Jack (Jahzir Bruno). Unwilling to accept this new version of her family, Kate decides to run away. But when a mysterious, magical troublemaker named Belsnickel threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus (Kurt Russell). Written and directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter) and co-starring Goldie Hawn, THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 is an action-packed adventure for the whole family that’s full of heart, humor, and holiday spirit.
DIRECTOR: Chris Columbus
WRITERS: Matt Lieberman and Chris Columbus
PRODUCERS: Chris Columbus, p.g.a, Mark Radcliffe, p.g.a., Michael Barnathan, p.g.a., and Kurt Russell
CAST: Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Darby Camp, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Jahzir Bruno, Julian Dennison, Tyrese Gibson, Darlene Love with Judah Lewis.