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The Christmas Chronicles 22020

The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020)

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Critic Consensus: While it's missing some of the magic of the original, The Christmas Chronicles 2 serves up a sweet second helping of holiday cheer that makes the most of its marvelously matched leads.

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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.

Cast

Amanda Cleghorn
as Self - Dancer
Julian Dennison
as Belsnickel
Danny Dworkis
as Salvation Army Santa
Patrick Gallagher
as Airport security
Goldie Hawn
as Mrs. Claus
Camille Marty
as Nose Picking Kid
Kurt Russell
as Santa Claus
Tessa Tamura
as Self - Dancer
Nicholas Dohy
as Airport Passenger
Michael Yurchak
as Bjorn (voice)
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All Critics (59) | Top Critics (13)

"The Christmas Chronicles 2" - so typical of holiday fare in the streaming era - is more convincing as a reminder that we're sometimes justified in lamenting what we've lost.

December 11, 2020 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

The Christmas Chronicles 2 is better than your average Christmas movie, even if it offers many familiar touches.

December 1, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Chris Columbus takes over the reins as director and binges on the cheesy digital effects, but his story does dash off into an exciting new direction as it revisits the origins of Santa.

November 25, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

[A]n unremarkable if far from unpleasant sequel arriving just in time to brighten your locked-down holiday festivities.

November 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Russell and Hawn do their best to power through, but after almost two increasingly stilted hours of this stuff - which is far too long for a film of this type - the couple's kindly twinkles look a little strained.

November 25, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Kids will eat it all up, but let's face it, they also love the food at Chuck E. Cheese.

November 25, 2020 | Full Review…

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