Does Kurt Russell as Santa Save 'The Christmas Chronicles'?

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.

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