Peter Billingsley is Back in 'A Christmas Story Christmas' Sequel Trailer
"My Dad made this all look so easy." "That doesn't mean it was easy…" WB & HBO have debuted the full official trailer for A Christmas Story Christmas, the "long-awaited, highly anticipated" follow-up to the beloved holiday classic A Christmas Story. Did anyone actually want a sequel…? Then again, it's no surprise because they're bringing everything back from the past. This film will take place in the 1970s following an adult Ralphie catching up with his old childhood friends. Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz, R. D. Robb, and Zack Ward will reprise their roles of Randy Parker, Flick, Schwartz, and Scut Farkus, respectively. Erinn Hayes, River Drosche, and Julianna Layne will play Ralphie's wife and his kids while Julie Hagerty will play Mrs. Parker in a role originated by Melinda Dillon (who retired from acting in 2007) in the original film. The film will be dedicated to the memory of Darren McGavin (who played Ralphie's Old Man in the original film), who died in 2006. The original Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, is back again - even though he's gone on to start a career as a filmmaker instead of an actor. They did actually make A Christmas Story 2 in 2012, but no one saw that. This looks like good, harmless fun but, once again, it won't live up to the original.
Here's the full official trailer for HBO Max's A Christmas Story Christmas, direct from YouTube:
Now Ralphie is all grown up and must deal with Christmas and all that comes with it… as a dad. Peter Billingsley returns to the role that has made kids of all ages anticipate Christmas morning like no other. This sequel follows Ralphie, now an adult, who returns to the house on Cleveland street to give his kids a magical Christmas like the one he had as a child, reconnecting with childhood friends, and reconciling the passing of his Old Man. A Christmas Story Christmas is directed by the American filmmaker Clay Kaytis, director of the films The Angry Birds Movie and The Christmas Chronicles previously, plus two "Snoopy Presents" TV specials. The screenplay written by The Mule writer Nick Schenk, who also executive produces. Peter Billingsley, the main character of the original film, stars in and produces this film with Vince Vaughn via Wild West Picture Show Productions. It was filmed in Hungary and Bulgaria earlier this year. HBO will debut Billingsley & Kaytis' A Christmas Story Christmas film streaming on HBO Max starting November 17th, 2022 coming soon this fall. Anyone excited to watch this movie? Or is a sequel entirely unnecessary?