When it was first announced that Kurt Russell had signed on to play Santa Claus in an upcoming holiday adventure film, it seemed like a pretty amazing bit of casting. The fact that it was also being produced by Chris Columbus (Home Alone) only seemed to solidify the possibility that we may have a new yuletide classic on our hands. Unfortunately, now that I’ve seen the first trailer for The Christmas Chronicles, I’m not so sure. This is a Netflix original directed by Clay Kaytis (The Angry Birds Movie), and despite a cute concept that involves a brother and sister teaming up to help Santa save Christmas, it looks like borderline direct-to-DVD material. Perhaps my expectations were too high? The Christmas Chronicles arrives on Netflix on Nov. 22nd; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.