This Review may contain some spoilers, please keep in mind when reading my review.
Summary: Follows the now-adult Ralphie as he returns to the house on Cleveland Street to give his kids a magical Christmas like the one he had as a child, reconnecting with childhood friends, and reconciling the passing of his Old Man.
Title: A Christmas Story Christmas
Runtime: 1 Hour 38 Minutes
Cast: Peter Billingsley, Erinn Hayes, River Drosche, Julianna Layne, Julie Hagerty, Scott Schwartz, R.D. Robb, Ian Porter, Sam Parks, Davis Murphy, Zack Ward and Ian Petrella.
Director: Clay Kaytis
Writers: Jean Shepherd, Nick Schenk, Peter Billingsley and Clay Kaytis.
Sequel to a beloved classic Christmas movie Ralphie loses his dad, struggles to get his book picked up by publishers, so decides to go home giving his kids a Christmas like his was. Though things don’t go according to plan and everyone struggles to find Christmas as they hoped it would be.
I wanted to love it but I just didn’t, it was really sweet and cute in places though. I personally found the lead actor that played Ralphie a little irritating at times. I did like that this movie connected to the original, seeing him with his old friends, thinking back to his childhood. I thought it was a great way to make the older one and this one connect together.
I loved Julie she was so cute and precious, she had so much personality and she was adorable. The kids shenanigans were hilarious, fed up of being bullied and finally decided to hit back at them it was funny how they plotted to go against them. And little Julie walking around grumpy with her eye patch was funny, poor thing though.
The family at times seemed a bit disconnected though. Some scenes made them not really feel like a connected family. It was weird to me that no one was actually grieving the dad that died. I found it strange honestly. I get people grieve differently but everyone just seemed to carry on with what was going on in their lives that they didn’t seem to show the sadness for his loss much.
The movie was good, it had spirit and it seemed very retro as though it had almost been made In the 70’s era set in. I loved that things worked out in the end and we had a sweet ending was so super sweet that everyone in town all got a great Christmas together. It was cute and I liked that it had a lesson within it that plans at Christmas don’t always work out. I think that people that love the old movie will adore this one it has the same type of vibe and connected in many scenes to the original. It was a really interesting movie and was a different type of Christmas film than you usually see.