Box art for A Christmas Story 2

A Christmas Story 2

children & family, comedy


The original, 100%, All-American Christmas continues 5 years later with Ralphie, Randy, mom and the Old Man. Now, Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    N/A
  • Audience Score
    40%

common sense

ON for kids age 9
Consumerism
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5
Language
2 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Sex
1 out of 5
Violence
1 out of 5

Silly jokes abound but it's no original Christmas Story.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that A Christmas Story 2 is the sequel to the classic 1983 period comedy, A Christmas Story. The language is fairly strong for a family film -- several instances of "son of a bitch," for example, and deals more with adolescent attraction (Ralphie is smitten with the prettiest girl in his class) than the original. Otherwise there's the standard physical comedy and silly jokes that will make kids laugh aloud. Like with the first Christmas Story, the overarching message is that no matter what you get, the important thing about the holidays is spending them with family.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the relationship between Ralphie and his dad. Is "The Old Man" as cranky in this as he was in the first Christmas Story?
  • How does the sequel compare to the original? Do you think it's as funny as the first Christmas Story?
  • How has Ralphie's Christmas wish matured since he wanted his Red Ryder BB gun?