Well this certainly is…something! Cult-like holiday classic and my mother’s all-time favorite film, A Christmas Story has a sequel. “At long last!” screamed nobody. “You’re welcome,” said Hollywood. So here we are: set a few years after the original, Ralphie and his family are back for the teen years version of their customary holiday antics. This straight-to-DVD film has all the tropes of the original: accidents, santa claus, and leg lamps (oh my)! Hysterical mothers and awkward children! Costumes!
Of course, this isn’t the first sequel of the film. Wait, you didn’t know that? It’s true! There are actually two: a TV movie (Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss) and a Charles Grodin-starring film It Runs in the Family, both of which were written by the original Christmas Story author, Jean Shepherd. Which raises the question: why is this one being touted as the “official sequel” when the other ones had Shepherd involved but this one doesn’t. Still unsure? Be our guest and formulate your own opinions on the film with the trailer below.
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