“You’ll shoot your eye out!” and “I triple dog-dare you.” are two of the most iconic lines from “A Christmas Story”. The movie, considered a holiday classic, follows a little boy named Ralphie who is celebrating Christmas with his family. In the film, all Ralphie really wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB gun. He deals with bullies, holiday traditions, and the challenges of being a youth that adults just can’t relate to. His father, using a tough-love approach, to parenting tries to make the holidays a joyful time for their family.
A Holiday Classic
Christmas represents time with loved ones and family traditions. Families across the US gathered around the tv on Christmas Eve to watch holiday classics. One of the most iconic is “A Christmas Story”. Now,39 years later they’ve released a sequel. HBO just added an extended trailer for viewers to get a sneak peek.
A Visit from Old Friends
Ralphie, played by the same character, is all grown up and has become a father in his own right. He and his family head to his hometown for the holidays but there’s one major character missing. Ralphie’s father has sadly passed away and his mother bestows upon him the task of keeping the Christmas spirit alive. Additionally, in “A Christmas Story” the reprisal Ralphie is joined by his friends Flick and Schwartz. Also, played by their original actors. His friends attempt to offer their support, with Flick stating, “I suggest you start drinking and don’t stop till New Year’s”.
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In the remake of “A Christmas Story,” Ralph struggles to keep the holiday spirit alive. He can be heard telling his wife, “My dad made this all look so easy.” Finally, he seems to get the hang of being in charge of the holiday spirit. Tune in to see how Ralphie faces the harsh realities of adulthood and parenthood.
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