CLEVELAND (WJW) – Now we have a first look “A Christmas Story Christmas,” the sequel to the holiday classic coming out next month.
HBO Max has announced new teaser trailer Monday. It pays homage to the 1983 holiday classic, which depicts the iconic house where Ralphie, played by Peter Billingsley, grew up. A “fragile” leg lamp, or what’s left of it, even makes an appearance.
Audio clips from the original film play in the background and we see Billingsley reprising his role for the first time.
The sequel follows a grown-up Ralphie in the 1970s, who returns to his Cleveland Street home to bring his children a magical Christmas like the one he had as a child.
“A Christmas Story” will premiere on HBO Max on November 17.
Several other actors will reprise their roles in the sequel, including Ian Petrell (Randy Parker), Zack Ward (Scut Farkus), Scott Schwartz (Flick) and RD Robb (Schwartz).
Clay Kaytis, who was behind Netflix’s “The Christmas Chronicles,” will direct the sequel for Legendary and Warner Bros.
Much of the original film was shot in Cleveland, a The “Christmas Story” house. in Tremont has become a popular tourist attraction over the years.