Netflix has a much-advertised new original picture, “The Christmas Chronicles,” a save-Christmas movie starring Kurt Russell as an off-course Santa; its main points of interest are its production design and Lamorne Morris in a small role as a Chicago cop. Better is “Angela’s Christmas,” an animated short based on a children’s book by Frank McCourt (“Angela’s Ashes”), in which Angela, age 6, confiscates baby Jesus from the local church nativity because it’s freezing in there and he’s practically naked. And because it wants to be all things to all people, it is also producing Hallmark-style holiday movies, on a slightly bigger budget, to equally slight effect. Look them up and sort them out for yourself.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times