A Christmas Story Live
Growing up watching A Christmas Story was something that I did every holiday season. And I have since instilled that tradition into Liz and we continue to watch it each year. But now we can rewatch A Christmas Story Live on DVD year after year because it is being released on November 13, 2018!!
Brought to you by my friends at Warner Brothers Home Entertainment, you can pick up the Blu-Ray VIA the Warner Archive Collection while you wait.
BURBANK, CA (July 30, 2018) – Get set to experience one of the most beloved holiday tales of all time, A Christmas Story, as an exciting, live television musical event with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s release of A Christmas Story Live! available on DVD November 13, 2018. Featuring an all-star cast, and an Emmy®-nominee for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics*, A Christmas Story Live! is a three-hour, live television production that tells the story of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, who dreams of getting a Red Rider BB Gun for Christmas. A Christmas Story Live! will retail for $24.98 SRP. Christmas Story Live! is available now to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.
A Christmas Story Live! will also be available on Blu-rayTM courtesy of Warner Archive Collection on November 13, 2018. Warner Archive Blu-ray releases are found via wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.
The live musical event A Christmas Story, based on the Tony® Award-nominated Broadway production A Christmas Story: The Musical, is a three-hour live television production that originally aired on FOX. The musical is based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, which was written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and the novel, In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, which was also written by Shepherd. The now classic 1983 feature film, which became a sleeper hit, has since taken on a new life, along with growing critical acclaim, to become a perennial holiday favorite.
Produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television and Marc Platt Productions, A Christmas Story Live! stars Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live), Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Lion King), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Ana Gasteyer (Mean Girls, Saturday Night Live), Emmy® Award nominee Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley) and Andy Walken (NCIS).
Award-winning film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (Grease: Live, La La Land) and Adam Siegel (Grease: Live) are executive producers. Jonathan Tolins (The Good Fight) and Robert Cary (Grease: Live) are co-executive producers. Music and lyrics are composed by Benj Pasek (La La Land, The Greatest Showman) and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman).
A Christmas Story Live! originally premiered on FOX December 17, 2017 and reached an audience of nearly 5.2M total viewers.**
“A Christmas Story Live! is a hilarious and touching musical that perfectly captures the innocence of childhood and that sense of longing, and anticipation we have as kids in the days leading up to Christmas,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. She added, “A Christmas Story has become a holiday classic and now viewers can enjoy this treasured story in a whole new way, as an exciting, live television musical. If you’re a fan of seasonal television specials and movies, this is a title you won’t want to miss. We are delighted to bring A Christmas Story Live! to consumers this holiday season.”
* 2018 Emmy-nominated song: “In the Market For a Miracle” with Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
** Source: Live + 7 Day ratings, 12/17/2017
A Christmas Story Live! is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others.
A Christmas Story Live!
Street Date:November 13, 2018
Running Time: 135 min. (feature)
Configuration 1 DVD-9
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Warner Archive Collection (WAC) continues to serve as host to some of the most beloved films, television series and animated entertainment in history – and many are now available on Blu-ray. WAC’s canon runs the gamut from restored and remastered Blu-ray classics such as The Americanization of Emily, The Big Sleep, The Great Race, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Victor/Victoria and Yankee Doodle Dandy to adored TV offerings such as Longmire (on Blu-ray), Alice and Family Matters (on DVD) to feature-length animated films, including the recent Blu-ray release of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, to animated TV series headed by recent Blu-ray releases such as Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice, as well as a wealth of classic animated series on DVD including dozens of Hanna-Barbera classics. WAC offerings can be found via wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.