‘A Christmas Story Christmas’: Ralphie returns in first HBO Max sequel teaser



CNN

Most would agree that it’s not Christmas without re-watching the 1983 classic “A Christmas Story,” and this year there’s an extra reason to rejoice.

On Monday, the first teaser for the upcoming sequel, “A Christmas Story Christmas,” was released, and it promises to be a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

The new film follows a now adult Ralphie Parker, the blond protagonist again played by actor Peter Billingsley.

In the clip, a snowy Cleveland street is seen, before the camera enters the Parker home as beloved items are seen again – including a familiar lampshade, now in disrepair.

As iconic bits of dialogue from the original film are heard – like young Randy’s bellowing lament (“I can’t give up!”) and the staring old man “”Fra-GEE-lay”; that must be Italian – a photo of adorable Ralphie and his friends is briefly shown.

The teaser ends with a close-up of adult Ralphie, still blue-eyed and bespectacled, as he smiles at the camera.

“A Christmas Story Christmas” premieres on HBO Max on November 17. (CNN and HBO Max are both part of the same parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery.)

Other actors reprising their iconic roles include Ian Petrella as Randy, as well as Zack Ward, the original Scut Farkus.

Attempts to revisit the world of “A Christmas Story” have been made in the past and have included TV movies, a 1994 theatrical sequel starring Kieran Culkin, a direct-to-video sequel, and a musical.

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