Don’t hate me. I have never been a huge fan of A Christmas Story. I know it’s a classic. I know it’s hilarious. I’m just not a fan. My husband thinks it’s a classic and remembers laughing uncontrollably when he first saw it. There is no accounting for taste, I guess. So, it was with a little trepidation that I agreed to watch A Christmas Story Christmas.
Now, the story picks up 30 years later. Little Ralphie is all grown up with kids of his own, struggling to follow his dream. When life forces Ralphie to return home for Christmas, it will force him to look back upon his youth and his family and determine what mind of father he wants to be and whether he can measure up to his old man’s Christmas skill.
So how do they compare? Well, A Christmas Story Christmas is not a non-stop laugh fest. It deals with real life issues. The kind of thing you deal with when you move from childhood to adulting. It is a lot more relatable to me. In short, A Christmas Story Christmas is definitely a movie I will be watching again.
ABOUT A CHRISTMAS STORY CHRISTMAS
The wait is over! “A Christmas Story Christmas”—the long-awaited follow-up to the enduring favorite that fans everywhere keep on their annual must-watch list—is finally arriving, just in time to kick off the holiday season. This heartwarming and humor-filled next chapter in Ralphie Parker’s tale finds him grown, with a family of his own, determined to create an unforgettable Christmas for his kids. Of course, as is tradition in the Parker household, despite “dad’s” best efforts to make hose spirits bright, things go comically awry and hijinks ensue in this endearing, relatable slice of family life.
Thanks to our friends at HBO Max, we had the opportunity to interview the amazing Peter Billingsley.
During our interview, I asked Peter if he had any fond memories of Darren McGavin from the original movie.
Check out the details below!
A CHRISTMAS STORY CHRISTMAS debuts November 17, 2022 on HBO Max
Disclosure: We received an advanced screener of A Christmas Story Christmas to assist us with our review. Regardless, all opinions are still 100% our own.