Kurt Russell Sings The Blues as Santa Jailed with Little Steven in ‘Christmas Chronicles’




By JOHN DALY

There are plenty of unusual places to be at the holidays but one of the oddest would be to be in jail with Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul.

In Christmas Chronicles, Kurt Russell is a modernized Santa, who through a series of mishaps finds himself in jail. But fortunately he’s cellmates with none other than Little Steven and his musical crew. Santa is the frontman on “Santa Claus Is Back in Town.”

Russell also takes a turn in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Related: Check out Al Pacino and Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Little Steven without headscarf-bandana in Christmas Chronicles - Courtesy of Netflix
Little Steven without headscarf-bandana in Christmas Chronicles – Courtesy of Netflix

The Christmas Chronicles

The producer is Chris Columbus, the storyteller known for “Adventures in Babysitting.” Another similar adventure with a very young person’s perspective. 

Columbus has called on Van Zandt in the past. He used Van Zandt’s “All Alone on Christmas” in another holiday flick, “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.” Van Zandt’s favorite pal, Darlene Love, was the singer.

OK storyline: Two kids wrangle Santa’s sled, make it crash, it’s pure craziness. Santa winds up in jail. And his cell buddies? Wolfie, played by Van Zandt and The Disciples of Soul. It’s the first time we’ve seen Van Zandt without the bandana except for his coiffed days on The Sopranos.

Watch Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul – ‘Merry Christmas’ here:

Marc Ribler is Dusty and even Maureen Van Zandt, Steven’s wife, can be seen in the jail.

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul most recently dropped Soulfire Live!. The band is on the second leg of the “Soulfire Teacher Appreciation Tour 2018.”

Watch the trailer for The ‘Christmas Chronicles’ here:’




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  1. Thoroughly enjoyed the film and the song was brilliant. Do you know if the single or indeed an album will be released? I want to add it to my Christmas playlist!!

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