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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.

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Clay Kaytis

Writers:

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

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Country:

USA

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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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Color

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1.90 : 1
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Trivia

At one point Santa refers to having flown over Lake Shore Drive. In "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2," Kurt Russell plays Starlord's father. "Lake Shore Drive" plays near the beginning of the movie 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

References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Please Come Home for Christmas
Written by Charles Brown and Gene Redd
Performed by Eagles (as The Eagles)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Kurt Russell rocks as Santa!
22 November 2018 | by david-tolmieSee all my reviews

Kurt Russell brings total coolness to the magic of Santa. Without Russell's personality, it wouldn't feel original but his presence brings the story to life. Some moments feel a little twee admittedly but a lovely tale with just the right amount of wit and character from the young actors.


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