A Christmas Story Christmas Featurette Teases Holiday Hijinks

A Christmas Story Christmas, still one of the worst titles of the year, released a featurette this afternoon. The short clip shows all of the crazy hijinks that we can expect from this new entry in the "franchise," along with the catchphrases you all know and love. Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) is here to do an old-school Christmas like his father used to do. This is the exact kind of thing that people hate about nostalgia filmmaking, and I really wish this didn't exist. Remember last year's Home Alone film? This could be worse.

A Christmas Story Christmas Synopsis

"A Christmas Story Christmas by director Clay Kaytis and producers Irwin Zwilling, Marc Toberoff, Cale Boyter, Jay Ashenfelter, Peter Billingsley, and Vince Vaughn follows Ralphie, who is all grown up now. He must deal with Christmas and all that comes with it, this time as a dad. Peter Billingsley reprises his role as Ralphie. Erinn Hayes, Julianna Layne, River Drosche, RD Robb, and Scott Schwartz, along with Zack Ward and Julie Hagerty, also star." I am a born and raised Clevelander, so the collective cheer that rang out in the streets when this news broke could be heard for miles. That being said…nope. This is a terrible idea. Unless they went full-on drama and made it super sad and depressing, that would have been the only way I would have cared.

A Christmas Story Christmas Featurette Teases Holiday Hijinks
Credit HBO Max

I knew one of these damn streaming services was going to do this. A Christmas Story is too popular to ignore, and when you spend your entire life surrounded by it as I have, you wish it would just go away. Leave it to HBO Max, who did release the better than it had any right to be 8-Bit Christmas last year, to become the ones that we will forever blame for this. The film hits HBO Max on November 17th.

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Jeremy Konrad has written about collectibles and film for almost ten years. He has a deep and vast knowledge of both. He resides in Ohio with his family.
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