The Christmas Chronicles 2

critic Reviews

, 68% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • While it's missing some of the magic of the original, The Christmas Chronicles 2 serves up a sweet second helping of holiday cheer that makes the most of its marvelously matched leads.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    Chris Columbus takes over the reins as director and binges on the cheesy digital effects, but his story does dash off into an exciting new direction as it revisits the origins of Santa.
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    Justin ChangLos Angeles Times
    [A]n unremarkable if far from unpleasant sequel arriving just in time to brighten your locked-down holiday festivities.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Robbie CollinDaily Telegraph (UK)
    Russell and Hawn do their best to power through, but after almost two increasingly stilted hours of this stuff - which is far too long for a film of this type - the couple's kindly twinkles look a little strained.
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    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    Kids will eat it all up, but let's face it, they also love the food at Chuck E. Cheese.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Natalia WinkelmanNew York Times
    The movie starts to feel mechanical, like the Village's churning candy cane mill. But its output is always as sweet.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com
    Even though it succeeds at staying busy, The Christmas Chronicles 2 opts more for chintzy spectacle than the inspired touch that made the original so special.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Brett WhiteDecider
    All the action movie stuff is great, eye-catching wrapping paper, but Russell and Hawn are the real gift.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jo BerryMovies4Kids
    Watching real-life partners Russell and Hawn on screen is always a treat, and they both look like they are having tons of fun amongst the animated elves and CGI reindeer.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jonathon WilsonReady Steady Cut
    When The Christmas Chronicles 2 hones in on the essential spirit of the season it's a good time - it just isn't a good time as reliably or convincingly as it once was.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Fred TopelShowbiz Cheat Sheet
    Christmas Chronicles 2 is in the bigger, badder sequel mold, and even when it is blatant about it, the Christmas spirit is irresistible.
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