Ralphie is now all grown up and must deal with Christmas and all that comes with it…as a dad.
Runtime: 120 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Family
Stars: Peter Billingsley, Erinn Hayes, Zack Ward, Julie Hagerty, Mark Arnold, Scott Schwartz, R.D. Robb, Julianna Layne, Ian Petrella, River Drosche, J.R. Esposito, Chris Jarman, Sam Parks, Henry Miller, Ian Porter, Owen Davis, Derek Morse, Davis Murphy
Director: Clay Kaytis
MariaLBD - 8 January 2023 A Charming Sequel As a devotee of the original movie, I didn't know what to expect. Would it be a cheesy remake? Would I be sorely disappointed? I loved the first one so much that I had to check this one out. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised. It has callbacks to many of the key scenes of the original movie but puts enough of a twist on each one so that they're not just pathetic repeats of the original movie. The casting is great -- both the new cast (mom, wife, and kids) and the old (Flick, Schwartz, Scut, Randy). The nostalgia of 1973 is just as touching as the nostalgia of the 1940s was in the original. I loved how Ralph, Flick, and Schwartz had all matured into adults but still retained some of their childhood personalities. (Other movies would have them outright behaving like children.) I'm not sure if the movie would be enjoyable for someone who hasn't watched the original -- and watched it enough times to remember every scene -- but for fans of the classic A Christmas Story, I highly recommend giving this a watch.
brooksidebro - 28 December 2022 Surprise sequel that hits the mark! I watched the movie expecting to see a train wreck. It started slowly but made progress towards making this a stand alone movie. The ability to use the original characters all grown up, used the same spirit as the original. Swartz and Flick did what normal childhood kids do, talk smack. Ralphie's character although true to the original didn't try to act like a kid. Julie Haggarty a replacement made a solid performance. We still will watch the original every Christmas and add this movie as well. I'm certainly glad all holiday movies aren't remade or sequeled. The writers and directors made a solid stand alone movie. You won't regret it.