304: Ralphie, Promise Me We’re Gonna Make This A Wonderful Christmas. That Would Make Your Father So Happy. (A Christmas Story Christmas)
Happy Thanksgiving week, Christmas fanatics! We can't believe November is always over! Now is the time of year we wish time would slow down a bit! Nevertheless, we are in the midst of the holiday season and we couldn't be happier about that! This week, Julia, Thom, and Anthony are joined by Jay Skipworth, of "Film Strip Podcast", and April Ryley to discuss the highly anticipated legacy sequel to the universally beloved classic, "A Christmas Story" - HBO Max's, "A Christmas Story Christmas"!
Is Ralphie Parker's long awaited journey home worth it to fans of the original, Anthony, April, and Jay? Can adult Ralphie throw a more entertaining Christmas for his family than his father did in the eyes of Julia and Thom, who loathe the original film? And is this movie able to stand on its own while serving as a fitting tribute to Darren McGavin and his iconic "Old Man" character and while managing to avoid the pitfalls that entrap so many legacy sequels? All of this, and much more, is debated and answered by your hosts in this entertaining episode full of holiday cheer! Also discussed this episode: Mastodon; Thanksgiving plans; what we're all thankful for this year; Star vs. Angel tree toppers; and much, much more! So, settle in with your favorite holiday beverage and enjoy this extraordinarily fun episode! And keep your eyes out, because this upcoming Thursday - Thanksgiving day itself! - you will find a full-length bonus episode waiting in your main feeds as a gift from us, to you, to express just how thankful we are for your love and support each and every day!