Netflix has announced the release date for its newest Christmas film, The Claus Family, it will launch on December 7 in the Netherlands and Belgium, just in time to get you into the holiday spirit. However, the global launch for the film is yet to be decided as it is currently scheduled to premiere sometime in 2021 on Netflix.
The film is directed by Matthias Temmermans and it stars Bracha van Doesburgh as Suzanne (mother of Jules), Jan Decleir (Noël Claus), and Mo Bakker (Jules Claus).
Jules Claus doesn’t like Christmas. After his father died last year, he no longer wants anything to do with it. While his mother is working, Jules is spending lots of time in his grandfather’s toy shop. One day he finds a magic snow globe, which takes him to the farthest parts of the world. He discovers something out of the ordinary: His grandfather is the real Santa Claus! The tradition has been in the family for years and years, and now that his father is no longer there, grandfather Claus has taken on this job once again.
When grandfather Claus breaks his leg, Jules decides to help him. But before he is able to bring on the Christmas feeling, he has to learn how to love and appreciate the world’s “most wonderful time of the year” again.
The film features cast such as Josje Huisman (The Masked Singer), Renée Soutendijk (Moordvrouw), Eva van der Gucht (Oogappels), Janne Desmet (The Twelve), Stefaan Degand (De Ronde, Eigen Kweek), Bert Haelvoet (De Dag, Torpedo), Sien Eggers (Spitsbroers), Carly Wijs (De belofte van Pisa), Wim Willaert (Undercover), and Pommelien Thijs (#Likeme).
The film is produced by the production company Dingie film in collaboration with Dutch FilmWorks and realized with the support of Screen Flanders, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, and the Belgian Tax Shelter.
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