Irate fans create social media storm about ‘A Christmas Story 2′

WASHINGTON – Remember when everyone waited until after Thanksgiving at least to get ready for Christmas?

Not anymore. To compound matters, Santa is helping to roll out a movie that some say is sacrilege.

A Christmas Story 2 is headed straight to DVD, rather than to theaters. In the new movie, Ralphie and the gang are all back. Only this time it’s not a daisy rifle he wants, but instead, a car.

Irate fans have flooded social media sites. They consider the movie to be a Hollywood classic that’s right up there with Casablanca. But in the world of movie sequels, it now seems nothing is sacred.

Here’s the trailer:

WTOP’s Del Walters contributed to this report. Follow WTOP on Twitter.

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