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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Netflix is in the business of creating movies for absolutely every occasion possible. Last year, however, they hit a whole new level when the truly terrible (though impossible not to watch) A Christmas Prince hit it big. Along with the likes of Hallmark, they too could ring those Yuletide bells and bring in the holiday cheer for audiences. But I know I’m not alone in thinking they could do better than A Christmas Prince.

Luckily, Home Alone producer Chris Columbus has our back, and is giving us the Christmas movie we deserve in the form of The Christmas Chronicles. If the man behind one of the best Christmas movies ever isn’t enough to convince you, perhaps the knowledge that Kurt Russell himself is playing Santa Claus WILL convince you. In the first trailer for the film, we get to see Kurt Russell hit it big as jolly old Saint Nick, and I’ll be damned if this isn’t the best Christmas movie since Elf.

The official synopsis for The Christmas Chronicles is below:

The Christmas Chronicles, a holiday adventure from producer Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter) and director Clay Kaytis (The Angry Birds Movie), 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.”

So what do you think of this brand-new trailer for The Christmas Chronicles? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Netflix

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.