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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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Aspect Ratio:

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


Matthew Broderick catches himself saying the wrong word a few times. At the 2 hour 25 minute mark (with commercials), he starts to say "reinbeer" but quickly corrects himself to "reindeer". Later, he starts to say "pretend a 14 year old girl", but corrects himself to say "perpetually a 14 year old girl". See more »


As the teacher sings to herself while standing near the chalkboard (after a commercial break), the door to the "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" set opens up by itself on the left side of the screen, briefly revealing the white interior. 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 Nostalgia Critic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) See more »


What a Mother Does
Performed by Maya Rudolph
Written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
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Awful, horrible, waste
18 December 2017 | by schobinSee all my reviews

Absolutely awful. Complete waste. Should not have been a musical. The reasons the film is so popular and never loses its charm are the nostalgic feelings it churns up no matter how many times you watch it and the authentic portrayal of that era. Throwing in a bunch of poorly written modern show tunes sung even worse than the lyrics themselves completely disconnected the great story and the era it came from.

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