The Christmas chronicles movie review - Aussieboyreviews


In this kid-friendly Christmas comedy, there’s plenty of fun and adventure, of course, with Santa. Starring Kurt Russell, The Christmas Chronicles is a hilarious Christmas film for families, but there is some mild content.


When siblings Kate and Teddy try to capture Santa Claus on camera on Christmas eve, they end up teaming up with him to save Christmas before morning.

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Movie details

Director: Clay Katis
Cast: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Oliver Hudson
Writer: Matt Lieberman
Release Date (Australia): 22 November 2018
Runtime: 104 minutes/1h 44m
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film contains thematic content such as fantasy themes, references to criminal activity and grief, scenes of peril and characters being threatened.

Violence (PG)

The film contains scenes of mild violence, including depictions of characters being shoved and tackled, as well as a character being thrown out a window into a dumpster.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains infrequent uses of the words “hell”, “damn” and “crap”, as well as an unfinished use of the word “s**t”.

mpaa rating

PG (for mild action/violence and brief language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Kurt Russell is the witty and perfect Santa Clause in this Christmas-set adventure that takes families to amusing locations, but uses the overfamiliar Christmas spirit. On the holidays, there’s always a truckload of particularly-themed movies. This Christmas, we’ve been introduced to a funny and entertaining, but a mildly flat tale that lacks true originality, The Christmas Chronicles.

It’s a very well-paced and motivational Christmas story for families. However, compared to most holiday adventure-comedies, it’s genuinely forgettable and uses the overused themes. Kate and Teddy Pierce are these ordinarily appealing siblings who discover and meet Santa. The film honestly darts all over the pace, of course, within the single night of Christmas Eve. This concept makes a fun, but an unoriginal and predictable ride in Santa’s sleigh.

The bright and dazzling cast seems to construct the majority of the fun, but there’s also a handful of really good jokes, too. There’s plenty of bright holiday spirit and delightful moments. However, there’s still room for improvement.

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