The Christmas Chronicles Reviews

November 5, 2019
In the end, the film succumbs to the tropes and emotional contrivances of the family melodrama at its core, ending up as a serviceable yet mostly forgettable addition to the already overstuffed genre of holiday-themed films.
November 5, 2019
Its spirited Santa performance isn't enough to carry the rest of this lame, otherwise dull family feature.
November 5, 2019
The film doesn't know how to get out of its own way and foreground what's working, namely the dynamo of screen presence placed more prominently in the advertising than the feature itself.
May 29, 2019
The protagonists are not interesting characters, and the situations in which they are involved lack dramatic tension. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 25, 2019
The story of looking for our inner child is good when you do things well and do not resort to the least to get by. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 5, 2019
'Kurt Russell as Santa'...works. Unfortunately, not a lot else does in this cheesy, TV movie-level effort.
December 28, 2018
Kurt Russell is an endearing marvel, playing a much more prickly than warmhearted Santa.
December 6, 2018
With its easy messaging and forced dialogue, The Christmas Chronicles is, without question, an exceptionally lame movie.
November 29, 2018
Hot Santa is a premise that requires a few risks, but this movie falls just short of making the leap. Still the film has a few interesting points to make as to the way the idea of how Christmas has changed over the years.
November 29, 2018
Russell makes for a very fine Santa Claus, but he can't elevate a fairly dull script and a plot so familiar that even the youngest viewers will see all the twists coming.
November 26, 2018
The film simply doesn't have the je ne sais quoi of its peers-that literal "I don't know what this is" feeling you simply must get from watching a good original Netflix holiday movie.
November 26, 2018
The masculine Jesus was all I could think about when watching The Christmas Chronicles... This is a Santa who, in the parlance of the times, can get it.
November 23, 2018
The Christmas Chronicles would be another bland, soulless holiday film without Kurt Russell's show-stealing presence, which for the standards of family-friendly yuletide slop pretty much makes it a tepid recommendation.
November 22, 2018
The Christmas Chronicles is a lighthearted children's fantasy that is big on light, and low on heart.
November 21, 2018
If this movie comes your way, you'd better watch out.
November 21, 2018
The Christmas Chronicles has all of the elements of only the most mediocre Lifetime holiday movies.
November 21, 2018
Between the atrocious green-screen work, the blatant stock footage helicopter shots of city skylines and painfully obvious Toronto-for-America locations, you would be forgiven for thinking this movie was made in 1992.
November 16, 2018
The Christmas Chronicles is a passable enough lark, and may well be on the upper end of the spectrum when it comes to modern cinematic Christmas fare
November 14, 2018
With its saccharine score, saturated cinematography, and trite platitudes, the film is formulaic and forgettable except for Kurt Russell's performance as the lovable legend.