THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: true believers save Christmas magic (Netflix 2018)

The Christmas chronicles

Santa is off and about dropping presents for his yearly tradition while problems pile up putting christmas in danger, in the Christmas chronicles. (Netflix 2018)

The Christmas Chronicles is a fantasy movie brought in action by the makers of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone and Home Alone.

Santa Claus is played by Kurt Russell who is an American Actor known for roles in movies like, Once upon a time in Hollywood (2019) and Guardians of galaxy vol. 2 (2017)

The movie was filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Genre: fantasy

Directed by: Clay Kaytis

Written by: Matt Lieberman

Produced by: Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, Michael Barnathan

Available on: Netflix

Age rating: 7+

The Christmas Chronicles CAST:

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The Christmas Chronicles CHARACTERS:

Santa Claus:

Santa claus

Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas (Kurt Russell) is the father of Christmas and a legend favourite among children all over the world. His favourite time of year is dropping presents for children on Christmas.

Kate Peirce:


Kate (Darby Camp) is a jolly young girl who believes in the magic of Christmas and the existence of Santa Claus.

Teddy Peirce:


Teddy (Judah Lewis) is Kate’s elder brother who has lost his love for Christmas over the years. He is emotionally distant and gets easily lured into bad habits.


Where Santa is completing his yearly voyage over the continents, Kate who is a true believer of christmas magic, films a video message for him.

Kate Pierce finds a way she could prove the existence of Santa Claus to her elder brother Teddy. She pleads Teddy to help her plan out a trap to catch Santa in the act.

The Christmas chronicles

The plan in turn causes the crash of Santa’s sleigh and the Reindeers get lost in the city. Guilty of their act, Kate and Teddy help Santa save Christmas while they discover the Christmas magic and elves.

The Christmas Chronicles STORY PLOT:


Kate Pierce a 10 year old girl cherishes her time spent with her father over the years by watching their cam recorder videos. After watching their yearly Christmas clips before her dad passed away, she decides to film a video letter to Santa.

Teddy, Kate’s elder brother comes in to annoy her and tries to snatch her camera. Teddy leaves to meet up with his friends and Kate follows him secretly. She is surprised to find her brother stealing cars from a parking lot and records everything on camera.

Teddy gets back home and is questioned by Kate on his act. Their mom comes home to them quarrelling over the tape. Kate hides the tape and keeps Teddy’s secret.

Mrs. Pierce gets an emergency call from work and has to leave mid way decorating cookies with Kate. Before she leaves, she gives Teddy the responsibility to look over Kate.

When Kate gets back to watching their Christmas clips on the cam recorder, she finds out Santa’s hand in the video. Kate goes to show the clip to Teddy and comes with an idea of catching Santa in the act. She pleads Teddy to help her set up a camera and a trap for Santa, in exchange of his tape.

Kate and Teddy fall asleep and are awoken by jingles and the sound of footsteps on the roof. They rush out of the house and spot Santa dropping presents. Kate feels her curiosity and jumps into the sleigh while Teddy follows her.

Santa drives up in the sky unaware of the children in the back. When Kate pats on Santa’s shoulder, he is shook by suprise and loses his control over the sleigh. This slips Kate off the sleigh. Teddy reaches out and pulls her back in. Meanwhile, the sleigh breaks away from the Reindeers and crashes down in Chicago.

Teddy and Kate guilty if putting Christmas in danger offer to help Santa find the Reindeers. The three reach a restaurant in hope of finding a care or a lift but end up stealing a car.

While the police chases them, Kate parts ways to find the Reindeers. Teddy runs away to Kate and Santa ends up in jail.

Teddy and Kate locate Santa’s bag and Kate gets in it, leading her way to the north pole. While Teddy is standing in the park, he is taken away by thugs. The thugs try to open up the bag to find what’s in it.

Kate conveys the incident to the elves and takes their help. The bag opens up and the elves come out scaring away the thugs. Elves reach out to Santa in jail and help him get out.

The Christmas chronicles ends when Kate, Teddy and the elves join in with Santa to help deliver the presents in time to save Christmas.


The Christmas Chronicles is a good family movie for a cozy Christmas with kids.

I do recommend it!


Rating: 4 out of 5.

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