The “A Christmas Story” movie is one of the most legendary and iconic Christmas movies ever made for the yuletide season and it was announced that on December 24th and December 25th, which is a Thursday and Friday, there will be an annual 24-hour marathon of the movie and it will air on TNT and TBS.
It was also announced that a number of AEW Stars will be reenacting iconic scenes from the movie as part of the marathon.
All Elite Wrestling announced that the scenes from the movie will air as interstitials during TNT and TBS’ 24-hour “A Christmas Story” marathon and online at TNT.tv and TNT’s YouTube page.
The movie cast includes “The Demo God” “Le Champion” Chris Jericho as Santa Claus, Frankie Kazarian as the Head Elf, MJF as Ralphie, Cody Rhodes and Brandi Rhodes as Mr. and Mrs. Parker, Scorpio Sky as Randy, Ortiz as Flick, Eddie Kingston as Schwartz, Dr. Britt Baker as Miss Shields, Ricky Starks as Farkus, Allie as Dill and Luchasaurus as The Freight Man.
Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone will reportedly handle the narration and stage direction. The scenes were reportedly filmed inside the squared circle at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida.
Below is All Elite Wrestling’s full announcement:
TNT’s AEW Wrestlers Reenact Iconic Scenes from “A Christmas Story” in Celebration of TNT and TBS 24-Hour Marathon on December 24-25
Scenes Will Run As Interstitials On-Air and Online to Raise Awareness for AEW’s Nonprofit Partner KultureCity “AEW Dynamite” to Also Air Special “Holiday Bash” Episode on December 23 on TNT Following NBA Game
LOS ANGELES – December 16, 2020 – TNT is bringing “A Christmas Story” into the ring as AEW’s wrestlers reenact iconic scenes from the beloved film. Beginning December 24, the scenes will air as interstitials during TNT and TBS’ 24-hour “A Christmas Story” marathon, as well as online at TNT.tv and TNT’s YouTube page. Fans voted online to help re-create the cast, including:
• MJF as Ralphie
• Cody and Brandi Rhodes as Mr. and Mrs. Parker
• Chris Jericho as Santa Claus
• Eddie Kingston as Schwartz
• Scorpio Sky as Randy
• Ortiz as Flick
• Dr. Britt Baker as Miss Shields
• Ricky Starks as Farkus
• Allie as Dill
• Frankie Kazarian as the Elf
• Luchasaurus as the Freight Man
• Narration and stage direction read by AEW announcers Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone
Scenes include Ralphie’s cringe-worthy Santa Claus visit, the pink bunny suit bit and the unforgettable “Triple Dog Dare You” and leg lamp moments. Online and on social media, this exclusive activation will help raise awareness for AEW’s nonprofit partner KultureCity, the nation’s leading nonprofit on sensory accessibility for those with autism, PTSD, anxiety and other sensory ailments. Starting Wednesday, December 23, fans can logon to AEWCares.com to donate to KultureCity.
Additionally, “AEW Dynamite” will air a special “Holiday Bash” episode on December 23 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT following the NBA game on TNT.