If you were asked to name a Hollywood star couple that seems to have defied all doubts or misgivings about their relationship in an industry both celebrated and abhorred for its penchant for instant gratification, fleeting attractions, and gossip galore, you’d be hard pressed to find an example more definitive than Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
Hawn, the Oscar-winning star of Cactus Flower, and Russell, of Escape to New York fame, first met in 1968 when they both appeared in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. They did not begin their relationship until 1983, when Hawn, the mother of performers Oliver and Kate Hudson, had divorced from Bill Hudson, and Russell, who had a son of his own, had separated from his first wife, actress Season Hubley. The two welcomed a son (actor Wyatt Russell) a few years later and have long served as an example of Hollywood love done right.
Oh, and they know how to make killer Christmas cards.
kurt russell and goldie hawn playing mr and mrs claus in the christmas chronicles is all i need in life rn
— han (@wesandersvn) December 16, 2018
In the photo, Russell and Hawn, joined by their dogs, dress as Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, but there’s nothing fuddy-duddy about this interpretation. The two are perched in leather chairs in a room filled with dark wood and fur carpets. They both have devilish twinkles in their eyes. What could they be thinking about? (You’ll figure it out.)
The caption, from Hawn, reads: “Never thought I’d be sleeping with Santa!”
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The photo is a perfect tie-in to Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles, in which Russell currently stars. Hawn, who has been semi-retired since 2002 and who didn’t make another onscreen appearance until she starred in 2017’s Snatched, has a surprise cameo at the end of the film as Mrs. Claus.
There’s every indication that The Christmas Chronicles is a crowd-pleaser. People loved the hell out of this.
But really… how could they not?
Couple goals, indeed.
(We might be a bit jealous.)
I enjoyed the Christmas Chronicles. It’s one of the best Christmas movies ever! #TheChristmasChronicles
— Author Lesley E. Hal (@mslediva) December 14, 2018
I loved the Christmas Chronicles!! My new favorite christmas movie🎄🎥
And more than a few people were crushing on Russell as Santa.
— brummymummyof2 (@brummymummyof2) December 17, 2018
SEXY SANTA SAVES CHRISTMAS is such a basic concept I can’t believe it took this long.
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) December 16, 2018
Hey Parents : Just letting y’all know that the 6th viewing of Christmas Chronicles is just as incredible as the first 5. 🎅🏼 ❤️🎥 #mykidlovesKurtRussell
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) December 13, 2018
Who Doesn’t Love ❤️Kurt Russell 🎄⭐️🔥
— Anne (@WindyCityFunk) December 13, 2018
Hawn and Russell last worked together in 1987’s Overboard and in 1984’s Swing Shift.