I don’t know any child of the 1980s who doesn’t remember “You’ll shoot your eye out!” or “I triple-dog-dare you!” from the beloved, quirky, and somewhat off-beat family holiday film A Christmas Story. The original film, released in 1983, is a nostalgic look at childhood in the 1940s. Well, nearly 40 years later, Ralphie is back. Peter Billingsley returns as a now grown-up Ralphie coming home for the holidays with his own family in tow in A Christmas Story Christmas, premiering on HBO Max on Thursday, November 17. Bringing his wife (Erinn Hayes) and kids to his childhood home, Ralphie hopes to recreate the kind of magical Christmas he remembers. But is the pressure to much to believe in a perfect holiday? Ralphie returns to give his kids a magical Christmas like the one he had as a child.
Set in the 1973, 33 years after the original, the film sees the return of all of the original child actors, including Ian Petrella as Ralphie’s brother Randy, and Zack Ward, R. D. Robb, and Scott Schwartz as his childhood friends, still hanging out in the old hometown. Erinn Hayes plays his wife, and Julie Hagerty plays his mother, Mrs. Parker, in a role originated by Melinda Dillon. Read on for more on how to watch A Christmas Story Christmas.
Where to Watch A Christmas Story Christmas
A Christmas Story Christmas airs exclusively on HBO, and the easiest way to watch it is with HBO Max. A subscription to HBO Max costs $14.99 per month for their ad-free plan and $9.99 per month for their ad-supported service (meaning a few commercials with every episode). You can sign up here. HBO Max is supported on Android, iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, Playstation, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and more. You can check out my review of HBO Max for more details on this streaming service.
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- A selection of acquired series and movies
- All of HBO
- An exclusive collection of new HBO Max Originals
- Select favorites from the WarnerMedia brands Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, DC, CNN, the Turner library, and more
- A selection of acquired series and movies (South Park being a notable example)
Trailer for A Christmas Story Christmas
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