When it comes to Christmas films, the creativity of the writers is often hard to find. Even more than with romkoms, the genre is completely driven by clichés. And that is exactly what the public craves in these confusing times. A well-known pattern is the main character who goes back to his, her or his roots in the busy big city and then finds out what life and especially Christmas is really about.
Often the protagonist in the village of birth also comes face to face with a loved one from the past and old feelings are evoked. That is not the case in A Christmas Story Christmas, because old acquaintance Ralphie Parker already has a wife and three children. He has given himself until the end of the year to sell his 2,000-page book to a publisher. Then the death of his father throws a spanner in the works and Ralphie travels with his family to his hometown in Indiana.
A Christmas Story Christmas is a sequel to the eighties classic A Christmas Story after several television films with the same main character and a DVD sequel were previously made. We largely see the actors of the time in their familiar roles, which will be a nice gimmick for fans of the original. The only question is to what extent the actors with their current appearance still evoke any memory of 1983.