On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and Vixen: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are hopping back in their sleigh for another fun-filled Christmas movie.
Netflix announced last year that the longtime couple will return for a sequel to The Christmas Chronicles this upcoming holiday season. In celebration of the news, the streaming platform also released a first-look photo of the couple all done up in their Santa and Mrs. Claus attire. However, now that the holidays are rapidly approaching, Netflix has released brand-new details on the movie, including a release date. Keep reading for everything we know about The Christmas Chronicles 2.
1. What is the Christmas Chronicles 2 about?
In short, in the forthcoming Netflix original, aptly titled The Christmas Chronicles 2, Kate Pierce is now a teenager who’s unexpectedly reunited with Santa Claus when a troublemaker named Belsnickel threatens to destroy the joy of Christmas forever. Yikes.
Netflix’s official synopsis reads, “It’s been two years since siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce saved Christmas, and a lot has changed. Kate, now a cynical teenager, is reluctantly spending Christmas in Cancun with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack. Unwilling to accept this new version of her family, Kate decides to run away. But when a mysterious, magical troublemaker named Belsnickel threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus.”
2. Who’s in it?
The film stars Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Jahzir Bruno, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Julian Dennison and Tyrese Gibson, with Judah Lewis and Darby Camp.
3. Is there a trailer?
In addition to the first-look poster, the streaming platform has also released a teaser trailer that brings us back to the North Pole. However, since the film’s release date is quickly approaching, we imagine a full-length trailer will be released in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, you can watch the teaser above.
4. When and where does it premiere?
The Christmas Chronicles 2 hits Netflix globally on November 25, 2020.
5. Anything else we should know?
So will this Christmas movie be as good as the last? Probably. Matt Lieberman, who wrote the original, teamed up with Christopher Columbus (no, not that one. The one who wrote Christmas with the Kranks and directed several Harry Potter movies) for this iteration. Columbus directed the movie and produced alongside Mark Radcliffe and Michael Barnathan, who both produced the first movie, The Help and much more.
We’ll see you after Thanksgiving, Goldie and Kurt.