Fox is already getting in the holiday spirit. On Friday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the network is getting set to air a A Christmas Story live musical this winter. The 1983 comedy has become a cult classic, with multiple marathons of reruns playing across networks during the holiday season. It's only fitting that the timeless story makes its way to a live musical show that's still totally relatable and will get audiences in the Christmas spirit.
Here's a little bit of intel. The production will not only be based on the classic film, but will probably get inspiration from the Broadway show A Christmas Story: The Musical (which debuted in 2012 and has earned three Tony Awards since). The team behind the TV musical will likely make pure nostalgic magic come to life. Marc Platt, who served as executive producer on both Grease Live! and the award-winning La La Land, is behind this project as well.
It's likely that Platt and his team will stay true to the original story. And why wouldn't they? Over the years, fans continue to love and quote adorable 9-year-old Ralphie Parker, who's caught in his family's crazy Christmas shenanigans. Ralphie, dreaming of his perfect gift (a Red Ryder BB gun) while warding off school bully, still has his family (including his crabby dad and helicopter mom) to deal with while making it through Christmas. Basically, he still embodies the ultimate holiday mood.
Joining the family of fellow TV musical broadcasts (The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live!, The Wiz Live!, Grease Live!, Hairspray Live!) and upcoming ones (Bye Bye Birdie and Jesus Christ Superstar Live), A Christmas Story's TV adaption surely won't disappoint.
Fans should get their goofy costumes and quotable lines ready, because they'll be in good company come the holiday season.