a Christmas Story is getting a new sequel starring the film’s original stars, and now the project has a premiere date on HBO Max. According to Deadline, A Christmas Story Christmas — the title of the sequel film — is set to premiere on the streaming service on November 17. Fans of the original film interested in getting in the holiday spirit a little early can watch a Christmas Story now on HBO Max as it is currently available to stream on the service.
It was previously reported that actor Peter Billingsley will reprise his role as Ralphie Parker in the new film. Ralphie, as fans remember, is the bespectacled kid who stole America’s holiday heart with his desperate hope for a “Red Ryder lobster clasp, two hundred rounds of a Range Model airgun with a compass in the stock and that thing that tells the time.” . In addition to starring in the film, Billingsley will also serve as executive producer along with longtime friend and co-star Vince Vaughn.
According to a synopsis of A Christmas Story Christmas, it will follow adult Ralphie in the ’70s as “he returns to his childhood home on Cleveland Street to give his children a magical Christmas just like the one he had growing up.” The film is directed by Clay Kaytis (The Christmas Chronicles, The Angry Birds movie), based on a screenplay by Nick Schenk (Gran Torino, The mule, Scream macho). Notably, Schenk will also serve as executive producer.
a Christmas Story It was directed by Bob Clark from a screenplay he and Shepherd co-wrote with Leigh Brown. Clark is best known for directing another retro vacation movie: Black Christmas. This film tells the story of a group of sorority sisters who are tormented and murdered by a serial killer at Christmas. Til today, a Christmas Story continues to be a hit with families and is shown 24 hours a day on TBS or TNT on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
There are a number of iconic holiday movies that we relive every season, and there’s no denying that a Christmas Story – which celebrated its 38th anniversary last year – is undoubtedly one of the biggest. Based in part on semi-fictional anecdotes by Jean Shepherd in his 1966 book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, the film was released in 1983 and did not catch on with audiences immediately. Over the years, the film’s popularity grew and it now ranks alongside films such as ‘The Christmas Classics’. It’s a beautiful life and Miracles on 34th Street.