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A Christmas Story Live! (2017)

TV-PG | | Musical | TV Movie 17 December 2017
A live broadcast of the Broadway hit "A Christmas Story: The Musical" in which Ralphie wishes for nothing more than a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas.


Jean Shepherd (based on the screenplay by), Leigh Brown (based on the screenplay by) | 7 more credits »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Maya Rudolph ... Mother Parker
Chris Diamantopoulos ... Old Man Parker
Ana Gasteyer ... Mrs. Schwartz
Tyler Wladis ... Randy
Ken Jeong ... Christmas Tree Man / Chinese Restaurant Owner
Brandon Arreaga Brandon Arreaga ... Hohman Indiana Caroler
Nick Mara Nick Mara ... Hohman Indiana Caroler
Edwin Honoret Edwin Honoret ... Hohman Indiana Caroler
Austin Porter Austin Porter ... Hohman Indiana Caroler
Zion Kuwonu Zion Kuwonu ... Hohman Indiana Caroler
David Alan Grier ... Santa Claus
Fred Armisen ... Elf
Bebe Rexha ... Opening Number Singer
Andy Walken ... Ralphie Parker
Jane Krakowski ... Miss Shields


A live broadcast of the Broadway hit "A Christmas Story: The Musical" in which Ralphie wishes for nothing more than a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas.

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The most beloved Christmas movie becomes the biggest live holiday musical event.






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Release Date:

17 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Christmas Story Live! See more »

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


This remake has the longest running time of 133 minutes, exactly 40 mins longer than the original film which runs at 93 minutes. See more »


You can see Flick's tongue come off the flagpole a couple of times. See more »


Santa Claus: What's your name, little boy?
Elf: Come on, kid. Come on.
Elf Woman: The store's nearly closing!
Santa Claus: Yeah, what do you want for Christmas?
Ralphie as an Adult: Oh, no. My mind had gone blank. I was blowing it. Blowing it.
Elf: Hurry up, kid!
Elf Woman: Come on!
Santa Claus: Hey, how about a nice football?
Ralphie as an Adult: Football, football? What's a football? Without conscious will my voice squeaked out...
Ralphie Parker: Football.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: A Christmas Story Live! (2017) See more »


Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana
Performed by Andy Walken and Tyler Wladis
Written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
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Everybody associated with this production needs to be blackballed from the entertainment industry...
18 December 2017 | by KeldrickSee all my reviews

Having been thoroughly disappointed by Peter Pan Live, The Sound of Music Live and Grease Live, I'm not sure why I expected A Christmas Story Live, based on one of my favorite movies of all time, to be any better. (ed. It was worse. Far worse than I could have possibly imagined.)

The good: The kid playing Ralphie did look kinda like Peter Billingsley.

That's it for the good.

Everything else, from the awful pre-intro by some atrociously auto-tuned and over-mixed pop thing, to the horrible finale, was just wave after wave of telecinematic diarrhea. It was like the producers, director and Matthew Broderick went out on a weeklong bender of Pabst Blue Ribbon, dubious quality burritos, chili-cheese fries and buckets of MSG, then proceeded to explosively defecate this show on the consciousness of the North American people.

Broderick, your career was pretty much dead. You should have let it die completely, rather than sign on to this.

Every character, completely mis-cast, and without getting into specifics, the liberal-agenda political correctness B.S. sprinkled throughout was glaringly obvious and contrived.

Everybody associated with this production, from the executive producers, all the way down to the youngest performer, even the poor kid from the catering company who put out the napkins, needs to be blackballed/blacklisted from the entertainment industry, and be forced to eke out their existence flipping burgers. And not the good $15/hr burger-flipping jobs in Washington state. The crappy $10/hr burger-flipping gigs where the employees still get treated like scum.

Sadly, IMDB does not allow me to give this piece of excrement a zero-star rating. I'm looking at the other reviews, and anything that is not a 1star, I'm thinking "What the hell did you watch? Because you clearly saw something different than what I was watching."

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