Remmy’s Review: The Christmas Chronicles w/ Trailer

The Christmas Chronicles (22 Nov 2018) In everyone’s hearts there is always the hope of something better, and The Christmas Chronicles delivers. Santa is played by Kurt Russell, yeah I know it is a little hard to believe, but he does it well. This is a fantasy, for children, just remember what I say at the end of this and make sure the children know it. There are several child actors that play Teddy and Kat at different ages, all did well. Judah Lewis plays the oldest who is not a believer and you actually feel for him. His little sister is played by Darby Camp, who by the way, steals the show.

If your children see this as a fantasy, then all is well. If they are expected to believe it, shame on you. It will be a great Christmas Story the whole family will enjoy. Based on that I give it a 4.5 out of 5, taking off a little for the cartoonish elves. I guess they didn’t want to pay for short kids or adults to play them, so sad. Personally, I would have preferred kids, or short people playing those parts, after all, that is what you expect in a Christmas Story… Don’t worry, the children in your house won’t notice… I hope. This was an enjoyable movie.

As a youngster I never believed in Santa Claus, however, I do believe in Sinter Klaus ie Saint Nick who was a robber baron in the old world, by all intents and purposes gave out candy to children, but when he left the town he took several with him, they were never to be seen again. a demon by any name. Let’s face it when kids first see Santa Clause, they scream bloody murder wondering why their parents forsook them. Then they are taught that the evil clown brings them presents. That lasts for several years until, at nine to eleven, their schoolmates tell them the truth! Bad parenting. Now they will never trust you 100% anymore. You lied about the tooth fairy, you lied about the Easter bunny, and you lied about Santa Clause, not to mention all the lies Disney tells them.

I would not buy this, and if my arm was twisted I may watch it again.

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2 thoughts on “Remmy’s Review: The Christmas Chronicles w/ Trailer

  1. Steven Fritchie

    Considering that this is a sanitized version of Sinter Klaus, I am a bit surprised that you watched this. I have not seen this yet, so any comment will have to be based on the trailer and the review. I have seen the Tim Allen Santa Clause series where they used children as the elves and I found that to be endearing. To use “cartoonish elves” would spoil any joy in watching this movie.
    I will, however, watch it in the interest of fairness. It would also be nice if there is more to the film that the standard story line about Santa Claus.
    Saturday Nov.24,2018: I just watched this movie and it has become my new favorite Christmas movie. I would give it 5 stars despite the animated elves.

  2. PaulM

    This looks like a good movie and I have added it to my watch list.
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    I enjoyed this movie and it was even better than what I thought it would be. It was funny, serious and sad all at the same time and would rate as one of the best Christmas movies I have seen.

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