Netflix is releasing an early Christmas treat in the form of The Christmas Chronicles 2, a sequel to the hit festive film starring Kurt Russell as a straight-talking Santa Claus.
This second instalment will centre around some familiar faces as Kate Pierce (Darby Camp) and Santa work together to prevent a mysterious troublemaker from stealing the all-important Christmas star.
And this time around, Santa and his miniature CGI-ed elves will be joined by the no-nonsense Mrs Claus (Goldie Hawn), who’ll have a bigger part to play this holiday season, and the official trailer teases a new villain determined to wreck everyone’s Christmas.
Netflix previously revealed that a sequel to last year’s festive caper The Christmas Chronicles would be released on the streaming platform later this year in November, exactly a month before Christmas.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Christmas Chronicles 2.
When is The Christmas Chronicles sequel on Netflix?
The Christmas Chronicles 2 will be available to watch for Netflix subscribers from 25th November 2020 – exactly one month before Christmas Day itself.
It's time for Mrs. Claus to get her due.
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) September 15, 2020
The Christmas Chronicles 2 cast
Kurt Russell returns as the wisecracking Santa Claus, while the actor’s real-life wife Goldie Hawn stars as Mrs Claus – a character the famed actress debuted right at the end of the first Christmas Chronicles film, in a cameo appearance.
However, if Netflix’s teaser trailer was anything to go by, we can expect that her role will be front-and-centre in the sequel, following the streamer’s tease announcement: “It’s time for Mrs. Claus to get her due.”
A year later and I’m still ringing Santa’s jingle bells ???????? I couldn’t be happier to be working on Christmas Chronicles again with Kurt Russell, my real life Santa ???????? @netflix 2020 pic.twitter.com/aLEXcrns5N
— Goldie Hawn (@goldiehawn) December 6, 2019
The Netflix title tease for the sequel reveals that the film focuses on Kate Pierce (Darby Camp), who, along with her brother Teddy, featured in the first film and lead the younger stars in The Christmas Chronicles 2 cast.
“Kate Pierce, now a cynical teenager, is unexpectedly reunited with Santa Claus when a mysterious troublemaker threatens to cancel Christmas… forever,” the title description reads.
But there’s a new menace who is intent on ruining Christmas for everyone. Belsnickel (played by Hunt for the Wilderpeople star Julian Dennison) threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good by stealing the Christmas star.
Well, one things for sure – if there’s trouble brewing in the North Pole, Mrs Claus will know how to fix it. The Netflix teaser trailer revealed her to be a genius architect and the sole designer behind Santa’s Village.
The Christmas Chronicles 2 official trailer is out!
The official trailer for The Christmas Chronicles 2 was released on 19th October and features Santa Claus reuniting with Kate and Jack, who have somehow wound up in the North Pole after starting out on a tropical vacation with their family. Bad boy Belsnickel was behind their relocation and he’s also behind the plot to steal the Christmas star and “make everyone forget that Santa ever existed”.
Will he succeed and win the battle for Christmas? And what’s his beef with December 25th?
The Christmas Chronicles 2 will be in selected cinemas and streaming on Netflix from Wednesday 25th November.