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A Christmas Story is getting a sequel according to various media sources, including The Hollywood Reporter. Peter Billingsley, who starred as a child in the Christmas cult classic as Ralphie, returns to the Cleveland Street home of his childhood to recreate Christmas magic for his children. The original was set in the 1940s, this sequel will be set in the 1970s.
(So, instead of a Red Ryder BB Gun will the coveted gift be an Easy Bake Oven?)

The film will premiere on HBO Max and will be produced by Billingsley and Vince Vaughn. Rumors suggest that Julie Haggerty will play the role of Ralphie’s mother. Filming begins next month in Hungary.
News reports ignore the fact that A Christmas Story...

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DixieBelle

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I had no idea this was in the works. I have mixed emotions about it, to be honest. I don't have HBO, so hopefully it will be on dvd soon.
 

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I LOVED the original, but I gave up on the sequel about half-way through. I tried, but it was just too slow. I may need to give it another try.
 
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KimB

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Did any of you watch the first sequel? It took place when Ralphie first learned how to drive? I didn't like that one at all.

The new one on HBO/MAX was very slow at first. I really enjoyed many of the original characters, especially during the last half hour.
 

LadyLynn

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Did any of you watch the first sequel? It took place when Ralphie first learned how to drive? I didn't like that one at all.

The new one on HBO/MAX was very slow at first. I really enjoyed many of the original characters, especially during the last half hour.
Sounds like I need to slough through the first part to get the the fun part!
 

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I LOVED the original, but I gave up on the sequel about half-way through. I tried, but it was just too slow. I may need to give it another try.
I made it all the way through but found it disappointing. The script needed another pass or two, in my opinion. While it was nice to see so many of the original actors back, and also nice to just see an old fashioned kind of Christmas movie, it suffered from simply being boring.
 
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