The original, traditional, one-hundred-percent, red-blooded, two-fisted, All-American Christmas continues five years later with Ralphie, Randy, mom and the Old Man. When 15 year-old Ralphie accidentally wrecks his dream car before even getting it off the lot, he and his friends Flick and Schwartz band together to raise the money to fix it by Christmas Eve -- before the car dealer tells the Old Man. They all get their (first!) jobs, but run into trouble at every turn. When things look most bleak, Ralphie finds the true meaning of Christmas with the help of his family and his friends.
This is a really good movie. I just saw it today, and I was just like the other two reviewers who open their big mouths and give a review, without the courtesy of even watching the movie. I was prepared to hate it, and couldn't see why they would want to mess with a classic. I was wrong. This is set and plays just like the original. Even the narrator sounds exactly like Jean Shepherd. There are many references to events in the original movie that are well done and some surprises as well. This is not a campy movie at all, and I think that once we get over the shock of someone making another Christmas Story movie, that you give it a chance. I am very glad I did.