A Christmas Story 2 (2012)

PG  |  Video  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  30 October 2012 (USA)
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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
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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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Rated PG for language and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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30 October 2012 (USA)  »

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Uma História de Natal 2  »

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Daniel Stern plays The Old Man. He was the narrator on The Wonder Years (1988), which itself was 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 »


References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Not what I wanted for Christmas.
9 March 2013 | by (Greenfield, IN USA) – See all my reviews

Ralphie obsesses over what he wants for Christmas, doesn't get it, then gets it after all. He says, "Oh Fudge!", wears an embarrassing animal costume, isn't able to have turkey for Christmas, and eats at the Chop Suey Palace. Mrs. Parker overdresses Randy for the cold weather. The Old Man yells 'It's a clinker!' fights the furnace, and gets a leg lamp. And, of course, Flick gets his tongue stuck to something.

You may think I'm talking about A Christmas Story, but sadly this is also the description for the completely unnecessary sequel, A Christmas Story 2. Clearly, there is no attempt made here to capture the magic of the original, only a blatant attempt to cash in on its success by recycling all its funny moments and adding tired family movie formulas. At one point, Ralphie blurts out what I'm sure the entire audience is already thinking, "Oh no! Not again!" It could easily have been the tag line for the movie posters.

Despite all this, A Christmas Story 2 is certainly not as bad as it could have been, considering the current family movie genre's obsession with vomit and flatulence. If you're just feeling a bit nostalgic for A Christmas Story, A Summer Story and Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss are far better sequels with fresh material, though they, too, pale in comparison to the original classic.

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