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10th Oct 2018

The first look at Netflix’s newest holiday movie is here and sorry, is it Christmas yet?

Keeley Ryan

We know, we know.

Hallowe’en hasn’t even passed yet, so it feels awfully early to be using anything related to the ‘C’ word just yet.

But, still, there’s something about a Christmas movie that we just can’t resist – no matter the time of year.

Which is why we were particularly excited when Netflix shared the first look a The Christmas Chronicles, their newest holiday movie.

The streaming service released the first look at the movie on Twitter, where they shared the official poster – as well as the release date: November 22.

The Christmas Chronicles is a new holiday adventure from Chris Columbus, the producer of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and director Clay Kaytis, The Angry Birds Movie.

It tells the story of brother and sister, Teddy and Kate Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus 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 said:

“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:

“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.”