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THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO

"Keeping the Light Alive"

Quality:
Content: +1 Discernment required for young children.
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What You Need To Know:

THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO is an adventure-filled family Christmas movie about a greedy former elf who wants to take the star that powers the North Pole. Santa Claus and his team, including a teenager named Kate and her future stepbrother, Jack, must band together to stop him. If they fail, the North Pole will cease to have light, and Christmas will be gravely impacted!

THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO has a strong moral worldview with both Christian and Romantic elements. For instance, the star that powers the North Pole draws from the energy of the star of Bethlehem. Regrettably, there are some strong magical elements and Santa is the only one who can harness the star’s power and no mention of the star as God’s creation. However, the imagery of the star does promote light, which is viewed positively. Overall, “the spirit of Christmas” is valued more than Jesus as the reason for the season. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children due to this, plus the Santa Claus magic and light action violence in Part Two of THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES.

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview focuses on family with both Christian and Romantic elements, the star that powers Santa’s kingdom on the North Pole draws from the energy of the Star of Bethlehem, and the star provides light, which is viewed positively, but “the spirit of Christmas” and being a “true believer” in Santa Clause are valued more than Jesus as the reason for the season, there’s no mention of the star as a creation of God, there are some magical elements, and Santa is the only one who can harness the star’s power, plus one villain complains about humans, but it’s clear he’s just crabby

Foul Language:
No obscenities or profanities, but one “I swear,” elves put a whoopie cushion out as a joke, one “suck,” and an elf sticks his tongue out

Violence:
A menacing bobcat wounds a reindeer, but there’s no blood, Santa gets shot in the rear with an arrow but is okay, boy uses toy guns to shoot at the villain’s gadgets, villain gets lit on fire but puts the fire out with snow, and Santa swings a bobcat so it can’t hurt others

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Greedy elf vandalizes Santa’s sleigh, but it’s clear he’s a villain, teenager shows light disrespect towards her mother but ultimately corrects her behavior, and holiday travelers get irate when their plane rides get cancelled.

More Detail:

THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO is an adventure-filled family Christmas movie about a former elf who wants to take the star that powers the North Pole for his own greedy motives, unless Santa and his team band together to stop him.

The movie begins in the most unlikely of places for a picturesque holiday, Mexico. Kate, who’s now a teenager since the last time viewers saw her in the first CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES, sits on a beach with her big brother and watches her mother and her mother’s boyfriend, Bob, dance. Although she’s in a worldly paradise, Kate can’t help but feel she’s missing out on all the Christmas festivities with her friends back in Boston.

Kate hatches a plan to go home early. However, when Bob’s son, Jack, stows away on the golf cart that’s supposedly taking them to the airport shuttle, things get complicated. Turns out, the golf cart driver is the villain who wants to get into The North Pole! The villain, who’s still unnamed at this point, tosses Kate and Jake into a wormhole that leads them to the North Pole, where Santa rescues them from the cold.

Santa’s wife, Mrs. Claus, comforts Kate and Jack and before tucking them into bed, reads a story, The Christmas Chronicles, where viewers learn about the power of the star that powers the North Pole, which draws from the real star of Bethlehem from the Bible. During this storytime, Kate and Jack also hear about Belsnickle, an elf who became greedy and naughty to the point where he lost his elf body and became a human as punishment.

Unknown to Kate and Jack, Belsnickle was the golf cart driver in the wormhole, and he’s now at the North Pole. If Santa and the others don’t watch out, Christmas could be gravely impacted for the rest of time!

THE CHRISMAS CHRONICLES is an engaging Christmas movie that has high stakes, plenty of jeopardy, and a conflict with a clear resolution. In fact, the movie functions similarly to THE SANTA CLAUS movies with Tim Allen but with a fun flare for current audiences. The writers do a great job of linking both the first movie in the series to this one. Older viewers who are familiar with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn will enjoy seeing them in their roles as Santa and Mrs. Claus.

THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO has a strong moral worldview with both Christian and Romantic elements. For instance, the star that powers the North Pole draws from the energy of the Star of Bethlehem. Also, the star’s imagery provides light, which is viewed positively. That said, there are some magical elements, and Santa is the only one who can harness the star’s power, so there’s no mention of the star as God’s creation. Also, “the spirit of Christmas” is valued more than Jesus as the reason for the season. Finally, one villain complains about humans but it’s clear he’s just crabby.

MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children due to the Santa Claus magic, the vague Christmas message and light action violence in Part Two of THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES.

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