Why I’m Afraid of ‘A Christmas Story Live’

Every Christmas, I have to watch ‘A Christmas Story.’ Ever since I was a kid, and TBS started playing it 24hrs, I would watch it. Yes, I have the dvd, but I don’t care, on Christmas Day, it will be watched.

A few weeks ago, I saw a preview for the live performance, and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it? Honestly, it scares me. How many movies were remade or had a sequel and you instantly regretted or wished that they hadn’t touched it at all? (Transformers, Footloose, Weird Science, etc)

The most recent for me was Dirty Dancing thirty year anniversary. F’cking horrible! Everything about it was painful. The actor who played Johnny scowled the entire time and tried too hard to be tough. It was in musical form and there was no lift. Umm excuse me, no lift? If you are going to cast a larger leading lady (which I enjoyed..she wasn’t your typical stick figure actress), the guy should be able to lift. I mean when you think of Dirty Dancing, you anxiously waited for the final dance number.

It took everything in my power not to annihilate my television that night. So now, when I think of ‘A Christman Story,’ I’m just not sure if I can do it? I know this is a play/theatrical verision, but I still have my reservations. I’m hoping it will be good, but I can’t bring myself to watch it.