It’s been two years since siblings Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis) saved Christmas, and a lot has changed. Kate, now a cynical teenager, is reluctantly spending Christmas in Cancun with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack (Jahzir Bruno). Unwilling to accept this new version of her family, Kate decides to run away. But when a mysterious, magical troublemaker named Belsnickel threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus (Kurt Russell). Written and directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter) and co-starring Goldie Hawn, The Christmas Chronicles 2 is an action-packed adventure for the whole family that’s full of heart, humor, and holiday spirit. (synopsis via Flickering Myth)
I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a most un-jolly, Ho! Ho!Ho!-less year.
Which is why it’s beyond wonderful, lovely and joyous that the poster and trailer have dropped for The Christmas Chronicles 2, the follow-up to 2019’s festive delight, The Christmas Chronicles, starring Kurt Russell as Santa, which I adored:
“The Christmas Chronicles is that rare festive film, an instant heartwarming Christmas classic that is supremely smart and clever, funny and emotionally-reverent in equal measure, possessed of both sentimentality and postmodern self-awareness in a rousingly-pleasing balance, and a dedication to the spirit of Christmas that is so pronounced and effervescently-celebrated and yet to happily down to earth, that we should be safe from wars and pestilence for quite some time to come yet. (Oh, and you will need to allow a little extra time for your annual festive must-see viewing ritual which just got crowded out by one more film.)”
The sequel looks just as action-packed and heartfelt as its predecessor with the added bonus, for me at least (and any other Christmas-aholics who share the same big day), that it drops on my birthday!
Maybe 2020 will be a little okay, after all …
The Christmas Chronicles 2 premieres on 25 November on Netflix.