The Christmas Chronicles 2 is a Christmas comedy movie directed and co-produced by Chris Columbus and starring Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Judah Lewis, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley. It is a sequel to the 2018 film The Christmas Chronicles.
This year, Netflix has taken the role of playing Santa for the people bored at home and locked in due to the pandemic in this wonderful holiday season. It has launched some wonderful Christmas stories like Lily & Dash, Operation Christmas Drop, Holidate etc. Now in this shower of holiday-specific movies, it has launched a new gift in the name of The Christmas Chronicles 2.
The Christmas Chronicles was first released in 2018 around Christmas. The story revolves around two children, Kate and Teddy, helping Mr and Mrs Santa Claus in saving Christmas. Chris Columbus in the chair of the director has struck at the source of Yuletide cheer again with a plot to destroy Santa’s village in the North Pole.
Kate Pierce is a sulky teenager who is spending her 2020 Christmas in Cancun and she obviously misses the snow and bemoans her mother Claire who has brought along a new boyfriend along with his son. Kate seems to be in a dire need of an attitude adjustment and visiting the North Pole might just be something that can help her improve as a person.
But no movie is complete without a villain and here comes the role of Julian Dennison as Belsnickel who wages a war on Christmas. He appears to be more annoying rather than evil. After Belsnickel’s notorious plans start coming to fruition, it’s up to Mrs And Mr Santa Clause to save the holiday, along with their young companions.
When it comes to story, I think everyone is aware of what we are in for and hence no one expects more than just a fun and energetic holiday film that entertains and brings smiles. But there is always some way of bringing creativity to the table and that is what is done in The Christmas Chronicles 2. It is done by making our Santa Clause more understandable and relatable to the 21st-century audience.
The actors were successful to bring a warm feeling in our hearts as required by the story. The direction was good with accordance to the narration. The VFX team has done a brilliant job in making Santa’s village tangible and magical at the same time.
Many people have played the role of Santa and each one has imbibed in their role something different each time. There are only a few Santas who have made a place in our hearts and it is safe to say that after two heart-warming and generous performances, Kurt Russell is one of those Santas who will be remembered for a long time. Along with him, Goldie Hawn has also made a special place in the hearts of many children as Mrs Claus who has designed their beloved village in the North Pole.
The kids are definitely going to love The Christmas Chronicles 2 for the grandmotherly presence of Mrs Claus and the godly presence of Santa Claus. On the other hand, the adults might enjoy the part that Russell and Hawn are working together after such a long time. This is one of the most innocent forms of entertainment that Netflix can provide in this pandemic holiday season. If you have small kids in the house, you should definitely watch this Christmas miracle movie that will provide a smile on your face.
The Christmas Chronicles 2 is now streaming on Netflix.
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