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“A Christmas Story 2” Podcast Movie Review

A Christmas Story 2A Christmas Story 2 (2012; Brian Levant) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 29

“Not again!”

Hosts Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell head to the front lines of the War on Christmas to review Brian Levant’s straight-to-VOD atrocity A Christmas Story 2, a holiday-themed pit of despair that serves as a direct sequel to the beloved 1983 classic.

A mean, angry, assaultive and annoying series of nostalgic callbacks and nasty characters that society has elected to erase from its collective memory, A Christmas Story 2 is the perfect cinematic lump of coal for the naughty-lister in your life.

Daniel and Corky stop their jingle-fighting long enough to discuss elf labor unions, dental torture, Little Timmy Ragamuffin, hair-sniffing and pneumatic tube-tonguing.


VOD release date: October 30, 2012

Critic scores: n/a (audience score of 38 on Rotten Tomatoes)

This week’s craft beer: Alaskan Brewing‘s Smoked Porter 2018 (6.5% ABV)

This week’s Darer: Matthew Barnes

Why did Matthew dare Daniel and Corky to watch A Christmas Story 2?  “Dare-y Daniel Corkymas! I am recommending the maligned 2012 sequel of the beloved original where Daniel Stern takes over the role of The Old Man. I have not seen the sequel, but I saw the trailer and it looks like a Dare Daniel feast!”

IMDB synopsis: “Five years later, Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car.  But trouble is sure to follow.”

This week’s referenced movies: A Christmas StoryMy Summer StoryJingle All the WayThe Perfect HolidayThe Preacher’s Wife (1996); GildaOnce Upon a Time in AmericaHome AloneThe Marathon ManLittle Shop of HorrorsFifty Shades of Grey trilogyWilly Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryIshtarSerial MomThe StepfatherGottiKirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas

Ratings for A Christmas Story 2: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare


The original trailer for A Christmas Story 2

Flick gets his tongue stuck in a tube

“Streets of Philadelphia”

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