Casting Kurt Russell as Santa Claus was the coup of the holiday season for Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles, as was releasing the movie on Thanksgiving. It gave everyone a chance to get a belly full of wine and then fire up the streaming service to watch a sexier version of Santa lift a Hallmark movie to new heights.
But does he succeed? The Captain Ron star is a terrific actor, but is even he enough to make The Christmas Chronicles a staple on people’s viewing calendars? Our Christmas expert Sam Johnson is back for another December episode as we dissect this potential entry into the holiday movie pantheon.