All little Ralphie Parker wanted for Christmas was an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. When he finally unwrapped it on that memorable Christmas morning, a tradition was born. Every year that I can remember, my family has watches A Christmas Story during the Holiday season. Now, the most iconic Christmas movie of all time is getting an “official sequel” (it had an un-official sequel in 1994, which you can read more about here).
Will It Shoot Our Eyes Out?
Usually, when a movie has a direct-to-DVD release, that isn’t a good sign. Especially when it’s a sequel to one of the most beloved Christmas movies ever. So I think it’s safe to say that A Christmas Story 2 won’t live up to it’s predecessor. Check out the trailer below and decide for yourself.
A Christmas Story 2 Trailer
A Christmas Story 2 trailer courtesy of Yahoo!
Years after realizing his childhood dream of getting a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, 16-year-old Ralphie (Braeden Lemasters) sets his bespectacled sights on a gift of the four-wheeled variety in this belated sequel to the Bob Clark’s beloved 1983 classic A Christmas Story. As the snow begins to fall and the carolers start to sing, Ralphie dreams of waking up on Christmas morning to find the keys to a 1938 Hupmobile Skyline Convertible dangling from the tree, and embracing a whole new world of freedom as he cruises the streets of Hohman, Indiana in style. Home Alone alumni Daniel Stern takes over for the late Darren McGavin as The Old Man, with Stacey Travis, David Buehrle, David W. Thompson, and Valin Shinyei sounding out the supporting cast as Mrs. Parker, Schwartz, Flick, and Randy respectively.
What Do You Think?
Will the straight-to-DVD A Christmas Story 2 be an instant classic like the original? My guess is no, but let us know what you think in the comments below.