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The Christmas Chronicles

Published December 24, 2018

The Christmas Chronicles

Film info

  • Title The Christmas Chronicles
  • Director Clay Kaytis
  • Year 2018
  • Run time 1hr 44m
  • Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, Family
  • Tagline Santa's in town early this year

After accidentally crashing Santa's sleigh, a brother and sister pull an all-nighter to save Christmas with a savvy, straight-talking St. Nick.

Live blog

TimeComment
0:57Wait, Hudson and Paisley? From being related to him and also both being in Nashville? Mind is blown right now.
4:44Brothers can only be so mean, I guess.
11:51I’m having a worrying amount of fashion envy for the 11-year-old.
17:21It’s all gone a bit Blair Witch!
17:54Santa, he ain’t so subtle.
21:21So Mission Impossible. Also, that kid is a bad-ass.
23:21“Teddy, are you okay? Where’s the camera?” Priorities!
27:05Santa did the Top Gear faceplant into snow.
27:20“Pilates?”
36:13Santa, the badass, just made a police scanner out of junk.
40:31But… do reindeers eat candy canes?
43:31The beard is incredible. Real, apparently.
51:35He kinda is that bad of a brother though. Bless her for trying.
1:00:55The presents thing, I will admit, is very cool.
1:01:44He does do videos!
1:04:05She may be awesome but she has piss-poor filing skills.
1:07:10Adorbz elves flossing tho.
1:10:46Wish I could magic up musical instruments like that.
1:29:13Loved all of that. ALL OF IT.
1:37:47NO FUDGING WAY.

Conclusions

We’re totally on board with the Netflix Christmas Universe and were happy to settle in for another relatively cheesy movie about kids and Santa and Christmas. This was a complete revelation - it was brilliant! I knew we were in for a better than expected time when it became clear these were two child actors who could actually act and weren’t going to be annoying.

Then you have the fabulous Santa and his ways, the adorable elves, the heart-warming story of finding yourself after the loss of a loved one, and, of course, that fabulous reveal at the end. It was just so good, I can see this becoming a yearly tradition in the same fashion as Love Actually.

Rating: 5 / 5

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