The Christmas Chronicles 2

critic Reviews

, 70% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Johnny OleksinskiNew York Post
    It is mercifully not as bad as "Pixels."
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    Jesse HassengerAV Club
    Columbus can shake it up with as much mayhem as his heart desires, but the movie always settles back down to the same static scene.
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    Owen GleibermanVariety
    At a harmless piece of hokum like this one, you giggle and grin a few times, you see the ruptures healed by Christmas, and you get to hang out with a Santa who's traditional but nearly cool.
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    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap
    Columbus and Lieberman have clearly done their Christmas research, crafting a storyline that weaves in everything from Santa's Turkish origins to the Icelandic legend of the Yule Cat (Jólakötturinn, "Jola" for short here) to the Star of Bethlehem itself.
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    Austin BurkeAustin Burke/Flick Fan Nation
    Kurt Russell brings a certain energy to Santa Claus in a way that no other actor before him has.
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    Brad GullicksonFilm School Rejects
    It may or may not be better than the first film ... What matters is that the sequel reflects and even ignites a glimmer of love when we need it most.
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    Brian OrndorfBlu-ray.com
    Columbus summons a hearty fun factor with this lively adventure.
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    Matt FowlerIGN Movies
    The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two, like the first film, is largely carried on Russell's capable shoulders, but adding Hawn to the mix gives this sequel a gratifying reason for existing outside of "just more Christmas Chronicles."
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    Clint WorthingtonConsequence of Sound
    It's hard not to think of The Christmas Chronicles series as a series of wasted opportunities. Kurt Russell as Santa Claus, with Goldie Hawn his doting wife, is such an inspired casting choice that it's a real bummer to see them do so little with it.
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    Andrew ParkerThe Gate
    The Christmas Chronicles: Part 2 isn't much of a film. It can be more easily classified as "content," or more charitably as "a product."
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