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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 »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 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


Drenched in nostalgia, and full of music and excellent choreographies, this live TV musical pivots around 1940s Indiana, a kid's warm desire to get the best present, and his adventures leading up to Christmas Eve. More than anything in the world, nine-year-old Ralphie Parker wants to get a powerful Red Ryder Lever Action BB gun for Christmas. Instead, Mother Parker gives him a warning, and to get his hands on the ultimate gift of the holiday season, Ralphie embarks on a mission to talk everyone into seeing things his way. Of course, all the vignettes, the lines, and the gags of the classic original, A Christmas Story (1983), show up, including the Old Man's leg-shaped lamp, the neighbourhood bullies, the flagpole incident, and the little dirty word. Will Ralphie convince adults that he will not shoot his eye out? Written by Nick Riganas

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





Did You Know?


Chris Diamantopoulos and Maya Rudolph worked together previously on NBC's "Up All Night". See more »


One of the helpers singing the Higbee's song accidentally threw his present in the air, but recovered nicely. See more »


Schwartz: Here they are, right where I left them yesterday.
Flick: You left your books here
[on the bench in the schoolyard]
Flick: overnight?
Schwartz: If I take them home, my mom makes me open them.
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Crazy Credits

The credits started with all the actors coming out starting with the students and ending with the major characters as Bebe Rexha's "Count on Christmas" played again. Then while the actual end credits run as an instrumental version of "It All Comes Down to Christmas" plays, the cast and crew celebrated the end of the production, plus some behind the scenes footage is shown. See more »


Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) See more »


Ralphie's Nightmare
Performed by Andy Walken, Maya Rudolph, and Chris Diamantopoulos
Written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
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You'll wanna shoot your eye out, kid.
16 January 2018 | by jonathan-972-150139See all my reviews

I have no words. Every horror you could've conceived about this anathema has come to fruition. For the sake of you and your family, if you loved the original, stay as far away as you possibly can.

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17 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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