Here's a teaser from the sequel to 'A Christmas Story' when Ralphie Returns 39 Years Later. Thanks to HBO Max, we can jump on the nostalgia bus in the upcoming sequel to the 1983 classic 'A Christmas Story' which makes it's debut Nov. 17th. OH RALHIE!! Let the Movie Quotes and the Pink Nightmare begin! Familiar sets, movie lines and sounds with an all grown up Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) and his highly coveted Red Ryder BB gun ("You'll shoot your eye out, kid.")
A Christmas Story is directed by Clay Kaytis. The film is written by executive producer Nick Schenk. The film is also produced by Billingsley, now 51 and Vince Vaughn through their Wild West Picture Show Productions for Legendary and Warner Bros.
The original movie is set in the 1940s and follows 9-year-old Ralphie and his desire to obtain a Red Ryder BB rifle for Christmas. The sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter, "will take place in the 1970s and sees an adult Ralphie return to his house on Cleveland Street to deliver his kids a magical Christmas like the one he had growing up"
The creators hope to recreate the same real-life tone of the first movie by showing a grown Ralphie reconnect with childhood friends and reconcile the passing of his Old Man (Darren McGavin in the 1983 movie)
They also plan to include "callbacks to the initial film," which previously inspired several related projects including television film adaptations, a theatrical sequel, a direct-to-video sequel and stage play and musical adaptions. Fox aired A Christmas Story Live! in 2017, starring Matthew Broderick, Maya Rudolph, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jane Krakowski, Ana Gasteyer and more, featuring Andy Walken as young Ralphie.