A Christmas Story 2 (2012; Brian Levant) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 29
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 Story; My Summer Story; Jingle All the Way; The Perfect Holiday; The Preacher’s Wife (1996); Gilda; Once Upon a Time in America; Home Alone; The Marathon Man; Little Shop of Horrors; Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy; Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory; Ishtar; Serial Mom; The Stepfather; Gotti; Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Ratings for A Christmas Story 2: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare