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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.

Writers:

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 »

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Cast

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
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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.

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Christmas Story Live! See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

This movie is based on the screenplay by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark, which is based on the stage musical "A Christmas Story," which is based on the novel "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" written by Jean Shepherd. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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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 »


Soundtracks

At Higbee's
Performed by The Christmas Story Live! Adult Ensemble
Written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
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HEARD THE ORIGINAL ON RADIO IN LIKE 1959.
19 December 2017 | by walterdennisleenSee all my reviews

Now age 75 , I can related to this story and best evaluate its merits versus all 4 prior medium versions, down to the fact that TV did not exist at the time of the story or in my house either but bith hosuies had coal fired heating and I really wanted that RR BB gun, Yes, every adult told me " YOU WILL SHOT YOUR EYE OUT" In life that RR BB gun was the only thing I really wanted that I never obtained, but I always loved and respected my parent anyhow. I I Enjoyed this 5th level version and saved it on tape to share some ( but not all ) with my grandchildren who always ask about the "Leg " nitelite in my home. Down to the playground "monkey bars" the stage set were as valid as the songs were bad and rushed. The openning jazz seen was unnecessary but the coming attractions( live or made to appear live -fooled me ) was awesome. However, I am one of the few peopel who can say that i heard the original the first time told ny the "Shep' on NYC WOR radio on Christmas eve 1959 ( or so) and then read the book ( In God We Trust All Others Pay Cash" --like JamesBond- first published in Playboy Magazine ), long before the movie . Two years ago I saw the PLAY off-broadway. Only true Jean Shepherd fans/followers realized how much is lost at evey new levelwhile perhaps adding something new-- like music ,or as in this live TV production some political correct stuff. Hiowever, while I can't remember 1959 so well ( it was 250,000 miles of air travel ago ) Schwartz was in fact a Jewish family so those new additiions may well be more valid than the movie. It is hard to please the young today or capture their attention , but I do hope i will not live to see" A Christmas Story- the Video Game".


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