Release dateOctober 30, 2012 (2012-10-30) Based onCharacters created
by Jean Shepherd WriterJean Shepherd (based upon the novel written by: "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash"), Nat Mauldin (teleplay by) Film seriesA Christmas Story film series CastDaniel Stern (The Old Man), Braeden Lemasters (Ralphie), Stacey Travis (Mother), Valin Shinyei (Randy Parker), Gerard Plunkett (Hank Catenhauser), David Michael Paul (Schwartz) Similar moviesElf, The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, Scrooged, The Ref, The Holiday
TaglineThe Genuine, Authentic, 100% American Christmas is Back.
Teenage Ralphie (Braeden Lemasters) wrecks his dream car before he even gets it off the lot, so he and his friends get jobs to earn enough money to fix it before the Old Man (Daniel Stern) finds out.
A Christmas Story 2 (also known as in the trailer A Christmas Story 2: Official Sequel) is a 2012 film directed by Brian Levant and starring Braeden Lemasters. The movie is a sequel to the 1983 & 1994 films A Christmas Story & My Summer Story respectively, and was released straight to DVD on October 30, 2012.
The original traditional one-hundred-percent red-blooded two-fisted all-american christmas contiunues five years later with Ralphie, Randy mom and the old man. This time Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.
The movie takes place in 1946, six years after the events in the first movie which took place in 1940, showing Ralphie as a teenager, almost 16, who only wants a used 1939 Mercury convertible for Christmas. He accidentally causes the car to roll back out of the used car lot and gently tap a light pole causing a plastic reindeer on the pole to loosen and fall through the convertible top, so he bands together with Flick and Schwartz to raise enough money to fix it before Christmas so that the car dealer wont have Ralphie thrown in jail.
Braeden Lemasters as Ralphie Parker
Daniel Stern as The Old Man
Stacey Travis as Mrs. Parker
Valin Shinyei as Randy Parker
David W. Thompson as Flick
David Buehrle as Schwartz
Tiera Skovbye as Drucilla Gootrad
Dan Payne as Ensign Payne
Initial reception to the films trailer was predominantly negative, with Slash Film calling it "sad".
A Christmas Story 2 and A Christmas Story are part of the same movie series. A Christmas Story 2 and My Summer Story are part of the same movie series. Brian Levant directed A Christmas Story 2 and Jingle All the Way. Surviving Christmas (2004). The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009).
FleshEatingZipper panned the movie, writing that the slapstick elements in the film detracted from the movie while praising the attempt to "replicate a 40s-era Midwest". Brian Orndorf of Blu-ray.com wrote, "Shamelessly derivative and plasticized, A Christmas Story 2 will only have you wondering why youre not watching the original picture again."