The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of Santa Claus by Tim SloverIn this new holiday classic, Tim Slover crafts a marvelous, magical novel about how Santa Claus became the man he is today. After reading The Christmas Chronicles, you’ll believe all over again in the magic of the season.
Snow is falling, and the clock ticks toward midnight on Christmas Eve while countless children, too excited to sleep, anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus. But in Tim Slover’s deeply charming and utterly thrilling new novel, that’s the end rather than the beginning of the story. In this richly imagined tale of Santa’s origins, the man in full finally emerges. The Christmas Chronicles is at once an action-packed adventure, an inspiring story of commitment and faith, and a moving love story.
It all starts in 1343, when the child Klaus is orphaned and adopted by a craftsmen’s guild. The boy will grow to become a master woodworker with an infectious laugh and an unparalleled gift for making toys. His talent and generosity uniquely equip him to bestow hundreds of gifts on children at Christmas—and to court the delightful Anna, who enters his life on a sleigh driven by the reindeer Dasher and becomes his beloved wife.
Still, all is not snowfall and presents. Klaus will be shadowed by the envious Rolf Eckhof, who will stop at nothing to subvert him. But in the end, Santa’s magic is at last unleashed, flying reindeer come to his aid, and an epic battle between good and evil is waged in the frosty Christmas skies.
By turns enchanting, hair-raising, and inspirational, The Christmas Chronicles is a beguiling tale destined to become a holiday favorite for the ages.
The Christmas Chronicles - Official Trailer - Netflix
The Christmas Chronicles trailer: Kurt Russell is Santa in Netflix's new film
Wish List. Rating: 4. Overview Teddy and Kate Pierce are the ultimate sister and brother act. They may be small, but they are mighty. When these siblings combine forces, it's rare for them not to accomplish their goals. And this Christmas, their goal is to capture on camera one of the most elusive figures of all time, Santa Claus himself. When their plan quickly backfires, however, suddenly the two find that they have embarked upon the adventure of a lifetime.
O ver the past 10 years, Hollywood has been hesitant to put much effort behind Christmas movies. There have even been years without a major studio release bearing any holiday themes or connections. But Netflix is ready to fill the void by releasing a series of original films operating somewhere between the Hallmark channel and the multiplex in terms of production values. Sure enough, dear old Dad Oliver Hudson died tragically on the job, heroically saving families from a burning house. This leaves Mom Kimberly Williams-Paisley juggling her demanding job at the local hospital with single parenting her teenage son Teddy Judah Lewis and year-old daughter Kate Darby Camp. Meanwhile, Teddy is quickly devolving into juvenile delinquency from underage drinking to stealing cars — an action that is portrayed with shockingly little repercussion in a film aimed at families.
The film stars Kurt Russell as Santa Claus. Other stars include Martin Roach and Vella Lovell. The film was released on November 22, , produced by Pictures and Wonder Worldwide, and distributed by Netflix. When the plan goes awry, the kids join forces with a somewhat jolly Saint Nick and his loyal elves to save the holiday before it is too late. The film features Elvish , a constructed language , which is spoken by Santa and the elves throughout the film.