A Christmas Story was released 30 years ago. From the 24 hour marathon on television during the holidays to it’s completely quotable dialogue, it’s hands down one of the most beloved movies of the holiday season. You know what’s not beloved? A sequel.
That’s right, Hollywood finally thought it was time to squeeze a few more bucks outta the franchise and make a sequel to A Christmas Story and release it this fall. Watching the trailer it appears all the parts of the movie we love are there but ya know, not nearly as great as the original. Director Brian Levant (Snow Dogs, Jingle All the Way) is on hand to keep the flick festive.
The story revisits Ralphie and his family a few years after the events of the original film but instead of a Red Rider BB Gun, Ralphie wants himself a car… teens. Daniel Stern plays the role of the father this time around. While I give him credit for narrating my childhood with The Wonder Years I’m pretty sure he’s doing me no service here in this flick. Oh wait, they brought back the leg lamp, nevermind, we’re good!
A Christmas Story 2: Electric Boogaloo coming to DVD this holiday season.