EDITORS NOTE: It’s come to my attention that writer Chris has never heard of A Christmas Story. *shakes head* We apologize for her depraved childhood. 100 nerd demerits! We’ll be strapping her to a chair Clockwork style and force her to watch…
I didn’t even know there was an A Christmas Story ONE. But it existed and now there’s an “official sequel” skipping the theaters and homeward bound for the DVD shelf.
Apparently they’ve stamped this the “official sequel” because they think some fuckers out there would be interested in ripping this shit off. They are sadly mistaken. I want those couple of minutes back.
Anyway. It’s pretty terrible.
Years after realizing his childhood dream of getting a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, 16-year-old Ralphie (Braeden Lemasters) sets his bespectacled sights on a gift of the four-wheeled variety in this belated sequel to the Bob Clark’s beloved 1983 classic A Christmas Story. As the snow begins to fall and the carolers start to sing, Ralphie dreams of waking up on Christmas morning to find the keys to a 1938 Hupmobile Skyline Convertible dangling from the tree, and embracing a whole new world of freedom as he cruises the streets of Hohman, Indiana in style. Home Alone alumni Daniel Stern takes over for the late Darren McGavin as The Old Man, with Stacey Travis, David Buehrle, David W. Thompson, and Valin Shinyei sounding out the supporting cast as Mrs. Parker, Schwartz, Flick, and Randy respectively.
The release date is October 30… just in time for Halloween.