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A Christmas Story 2 To Be Released October 30th

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A Christmas Story 2You can now see the full trailer for the upcoming move “A Christmas Story 2″ online, thanks to Yahoo! Movies. The film will be heading directly to DVD and Blu-ray on October 30th. “A Christmas Story 2″ is the official sequel to the 1983 film “A Christmas Story.” There were previous attempts at a sequel in 1994 with “It Runs in the Family” that was released on video as “My Summer Story.”

This time around, Ralphie is a teenager. But he is no longer aching for a Red Ryder BB Gun. Instead, now he is desperate to get a 1938 Hupmobile Skyline Convertible. Very few things have changed over the years. There are still triple dog dares, and The Old man is still very much obsessed with fishnet stocking adorned leg lamps. “A Christmas Story 2″ will star Daniel Stern as the dad and Braeden Lemasters will play a teenaged Ralphie.

Just like the original, this sequel is again based on the writing of Jean Shepherd. Shepherd’s stories of the Parker family have been made into a few films, though not quite as well known as “A Christmas Story.” As I previously mentioned, in 1994, “My Summer Story” was filmed, starring Kieran Culkin, Charles Grodin and Mary Steenburgen. There were also three television movies based on Shepherd’s stories that aired on PBS, including “Ollie Hopnoodle’s Have of Bliss.” Three of the short stories that the film is based on were originally published in Playboy magazine between 1964 and 1966.

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“A Christmas Story” actually was the original inspiration for the hit television show, “The Wonder Years.” It also just so happens that Daniel Stern, who stars as the dad in “A Christmas Story 2″, was the adult voice of Kevin Arnold in “The Wonder Years.”A Christmas Story

Earlier this year it was announced that “A Christmas Story” would be coming to Broadway as “A Christmas Story, The Musical!” The show was going to be shown on TBS. The musical actually toured through the country last year, but this year you can check it out in New York City between November 6th and December 30th.

We all know that every year, TBS airs a 24 hours marathon of the original “A Christmas Story.” What with the musical, one kind of wonders if this sequel is simply a ploy to try and rack in some more money. When “A Christmas Story” was originally released a week before Thanksgiving in 1983, it had some moderate success and earned nearly $2 million its first weekend. Many critics were severely divided on the film however. Most of the reviews were quite negative. But thanks to many television airings since then, the film has now become quite popular and the film is now considered to be one of the best in 1983. It has even been ranked as the number one Christmas film of all time by AOL in 2007.

Hopefully the sequel will be just as good if not better than the original, but that may be a hard thing to do now. We’ll see on October 30th!

See the Trailer Below

Keaven Neely

Keaven is a stay at home mother of two little girls. She writes her blog This Mama Is Crazy and also sells her arts and crafts on her Etsy site. Writer of “The No BS Zone”

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