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A Christmas Story 2 (2012)

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Five years later, Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Schwartz (as David Buehrle)
Flick (as David W Thompson)
Drucilla Gootrad
Shawn Macdonald ...
Assistant Manager (as Shawn MacDonald)
Higbee's Santa
Dr. Gunter Strassen
Heating Guy
Angry Customer
Angry Customer


Five years later, Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for language and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Uma História de Natal 2  »

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Did You Know?


Almost all gags in the film were inspired by A Christmas Story (1983). See more »


Black students are seen in Ralphie's school in 1946. However, Indiana schools were not integrated until 1949. See more »


Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Worst Films of 2012 (2013) See more »

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Christmas Story 2 Doesn't Exist
6 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's never been a sequel to The Christmas Story. You may have seen a movie you THOUGHT was Christmas Story 2, but there never was a Christmas Story 2. Daniel Stern never tried to replace Darren McGavin. There's never been a Christmas Story sequel that shovels every memorable moment into the sequel just because. There's never been a Jean Shepard soundalike that would fit right at home with a video game version of the film.

I know the filmmakers were trying hard but let's be honest, was this film really necessary? I mean, I'm sure there was a love and devotion to the film because they were huge fans of the original but if that's the case, everyone should just make their own spin on Christmas Story 2. That's what it seems like anyway.

The film takes place with Ralphie in his teen years. I will say one good thing that they did pick a decent Ralphie. Heck, I even liked Flick and Schwartz in this. Ralphie wants a car for Christmas as opposed to the Red Rider BB Gun. There's a miss opportunity here where instead of "You'll shoot your eye out" it could be something like, "You can't drive, kid" or something to that effect. Then Ralphie ends up damaging the car and the car owner wants him to pay for it so he and his friends go get demeaning jobs.

The problem with this movie is that it's not nearly as fun as Christmas Story. It tries hard, but it doesn't succeed. Ralphie even has these imagination sequences that seem too juvenile for someone at his age. They refer to Christmas Story like it was last year when it's supposed to be years later. Wouldn't they be talking about a different Christmas by now? It's just not very good. Oh, and Daniel Stern (as good as an actor he is) just comes off as annoying and I can't see The Old Man anywhere in him.

I'll end this review on a good note though. The love interest is insanely hot. I see Ralphie has good tastes. Unfortunately how he talks to her at the end is shoehorned in and-- OK I'm trying to end on a good note here. The girl is gorgeous. That is all.

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