I’m not sure if A Christmas Story would be the runaway holiday classic it seems to be without TBS playing it on repeat non-stop throughout the season, but here we are. We’re getting a sequel titled A Christmas Story Christmas from HBO Max on November 17th.

This time,  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. 

Starring alongside Billingsley as Ralphie Parker are Erinn Hayes (“Bill & Ted Face the  Music”) as Ralphie’s wife, Sandy; Julianna Layne (“Prodigal Son”) as their daughter, Julie; River Drosche (“Miracle Workers”) as son Mark; Scott Schwartz returning as Flick; RD Robb returning as Schwartz; Ian Petrella reprising his role as Ralphie’s brother, Randy; Davis Murphy (“Looking for Dr. Love”) as Delbert Bumpus; with Zack Ward returning as Scut Farkus; and Julie Hagerty (“Instant Family”) as Ralphie’s mom, Mrs. Parker. 

Clay Kaytis (“The Christmas Chronicles”) directed from a screenplay by Nick Schenk (“Cry  Macho”) and Kaytis, screen story by Schenk and Billingsley, based upon the book In God We  Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.

It looks like this isn’t just going for the nostalgia heartstrings like so many other “legacy sequels” these days. We’ll have to see when it releases on HBO Max on November 17th.

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