Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Kurt Russell Is Santa Claus in Netflix's The Christmas Chronicles Teaser

Charles Bowen | 10 October, 2018, 21:19

Netflix has debuted the teaser trailer for The Christmas Chronicles, starring Kurt Russell as the jolly ol' elf himself, Santa Claus. That's right, the '80s action hero, and awful intergalactic father, is suiting up as Santa Claus in a new Netflix original movie, The Christmas Chronicles. In the director's chair is Clay Kaytis (The Angry Birds Movie), who steers the story of a brother and sister who plan to catch Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, only to accidentally crash his sleigh. Written by Matt Lieberman, the film also stars Darby Camp and Judah Lewis.

Feeling much like the Deadpool of Christmas characters, Russell's Santa breaks the fourth wall and looks directly at the camera when he declares that children "aren't stupid" and understand what goes into deciding whether they land on the naughty list or the nice list. The full cast includes Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Oliver Hudson, Judah Lewis, Lamorne Morris, Martin Roach, Darby Camp, and Lauren Collins. 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. Having an A-lister like Russell top-line a Christmas movie, something he's only ever done once before in the '70s, is sure to draw in viewers - even if just for the initial unbelievability of it all.

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This is basically the plot of the first act of The Santa Clause, albeit with some significant changes, but it doesn't really matter if this premise can hold an entire movie or not because this is Kurt Russell as Santa Claus. In the teaser trailer and newly-released photos for The Christmas Chronicles, Russell can be seen in the iconic red coat with flowing gray hair and a beautifully coiffed beard to boot.

Check out Netflix's official synopsis for The Christmas Chronicles below.

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