It hasn’t been the easiest of years—do we win a prize for Understatement of 2020 and 2021?—and at times, when the daily grind was a bit much, you’ve just got to have some proof that everything’s going to turn out alright.

No such thing is guaranteed, of course, but there are certain people you can watch, in movies or on TV, who are clinically proven to help you believe in all the good stuff again. You know, things like love, devotion, soul mates—the whole romantic ball of wax.

For instance, there was a reason why viewers were cheering for Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles 2 back in November—and it wasn’t just because it meant the Yuletide season was officially in full swing. Rather, it was because Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn play Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus!

The partners of 37 years met on the set of 1984’s Swing Shift, and starred in the 1988 rom-com Overboard, but that marked the first time the two had really acted together since. (Hawn as Santa’s wife was introduced in a surprise cameo at the end of 2018’s The Christmas Chronicles, but that was just an extra little gift to up the holiday cheer.)


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