Watch out for Bumpass’ dogs and protect your face from Santa’s mighty boot because HBO Max is unpacking A Christmas Story Christmas trailer it triple dog dares you to feel the nostalgia in this long-awaited holiday sequel.
The anticipated sequel stars Peter Billingsley, now 51, reprising his role as Ralphie Parker. That A Christmas Story Christmas trailer takes us back to Ralphie’s stomping ground, where familiar faces await and chaos reigns. Ian Petrella (Randy), Zack Ward (Scut Farkus), Scott Schwartz (Flick) and RD Robb (Schwartz) join Billingsley for the ’70s sequel. Erinn Hayes (Kevin can wait) plays Ralphie’s wife, River Drosche (Miracle workers) and Julianna Layne (lost son) star as their son and daughter, with Julie Hagerty (What about Bob?) plays Ralphie’s mother, originally played by Melinda Dillon.
IN A Christmas Story Christmasa grown up Ralphie “returns to the house on Cleveland Street to give his children a magical Christmas like the one he had growing up,” says the official logline. “With the same attention to real life as the first, Ralphie reconnects with childhood friends, reconciles the passing of his old man, and sows the seeds for the origins of the beloved holiday classic.”
A Christmas Story Christmas will not be the first sequel to the original film, as several TV movies followed as installments American Playhouse. A Christmas story director Bob Clark also returned with My summer story in 1994, and a direct-to-video sequel was released in 2012. Hopefully, this latest sequel has more imagination than any of the above projects.
In addition to unpacking A Christmas Story Christmas trailer, HBO Max shared a gallery with pictures from the upcoming holiday sequel:
You’ll find key art from the film below, featuring Billingsley’s Ralphie with luggage in hand, hoping to enjoy a peaceful holiday break with his family. Little does he know that old enemies still roam the streets of his hometown, and Old Saint Nick isn’t done teaching him the magic of Christmas. Will Ralphie get another boot in the face before the holidays? We’ll find out when A Christmas Story Christmas coming to HBO Max on 17 November.