Netflix has debuted the teaser trailer for The Christmas Chronicles, starring Kurt Russell as the jolly ol’ elf himself, Santa Claus.
The footage also introduces many elements of the classic story, with flying reindeer, tally of who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, and even the elves, who in this incarnation are tiny, excitable and furry. But, of course, even with a bushy beard, Russell doesn’t quite match the popular image of Old Saint Nick. “Well, billboards add 80 pounds,” he explains in the teaser.
It also gives a hint towards the plot of the film, which follows brother and sister Teddy (Judah Lewis) and Kate Pierce (Darby Camp). After they try to record Santa while he’s delivering presents on Christmas Eve, they end up forced to help him get back on schedule and save the holiday.
Directed by Clay Kaytis (The Angry Birds Movie) and produced by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter), The Christmas Chronicles stars Kurt Russell, Kimberly Williams, Oliver Hudson, Judah Lewis, Lamorne Morris, Darby Camp, Lauren Collins, Martin Roach, Elena Khan, Kayla Lakhani, and David Kohlsmith. The film arrives Nov. 22 on Netflix.
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