Parents' Guide to

The Christmas Chronicles 2

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Lengthy Christmas adventure has some peril and scares.

Movie PG 2020 115 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 8+

Christmas Chronicals 2

I was really bored by this movie. I thought it was way too long. I didn't even watch the last 30 minutes so maybe it got better. It didn't really seem very cheery and Christmas like. I like Kurt and Goldie but this could have been a better written movie.
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age 18+



This title has:

Too much violence
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11):
Kids say (39):

The Christmas Chronicles 2 is a holiday blend of action, adventure, comedy, and some drama packed into one gift-wrapped package. The bow on top is Russell, who is charming as Santa and commands every scene, including a hilarious song and dance number at Logan Airport during a disgruntled holiday traffic day. (The acrobatic dance moves of Santa and an airport police officer shouldn't be missed.) By his side, real-life partner Hawn is maternal and sweet as Mrs. Claus. The animated characters, particularly the snuggly elves, complement the actors.

It does feel like there's one idea too many stuffed into this stocking, and the film gets a little tiring at nearly two hours long. Could the opening act be shortened? Is the Boston Airport scene, while full of emotions, entirely relevant to the plot? Is the Santa origin tale, told by Mrs. Claus as a bedtime story, totally necessary? Parents might get a chuckle out of Belsnickel's naughty behavior, which includes a whoopee cushion, some graffiti on Santa's sleigh, and cursing to the degree of "Bah humbug!" But they'll also be the first to wish the editors had been just a little more disciplined in wrapping up this holiday gift.

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