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Kurt Russell is Santa in Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles

Kurt Russell is Santa Claus in Netflix’s upcoming festive movie The Christmas Chronicles.

Released globally on 22nd November 2018, The Christmas Chronicles is directed by Clay Kaytis and produced by Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe and Michael Barnathan. The film is written by Matt Lieberman.

The Christmas Chronicles tells the story of sister and brother, Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis), whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about. After staking out Santa’s arrival, they sneak into his sleigh, cause it to crash and nearly derail Christmas. As their wild night unfolds, Kate and Teddy work together with Santa – as you’ve never seen him before – and his loyal Elves to save Christmas before it’s too late.

Director Clay Kaytis says, “No one is better suited than Kurt Russell to bring our version of a rugged, charismatic, and hilarious Santa Claus to life. From our first meeting, he completely threw himself into this iconic role – and grew an impressive beard in the process. It has been a dream come true to work with Kurt in creating what I believe will be the new definition of Santa Claus for generations to come.”

Producer Chris Columbus adds, “Kurt is the definitive Santa Claus. Charismatic, tough when needed with a wicked sense of humour. We’re really excited for audiences to see his performance onscreen and hope The Christmas Chronicles becomes a timeless classic.”

Take a look at some stills from The Christmas Chronicles in our gallery below:

For more information, please visit netflix.com/ChristmasChronicles.

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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