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Music Video Relive 10 Musical Numbers From A Christmas Story Live! In case you missed it: Here’s a video recap from the event starring Maya Rudolph, Jane Krakowski, Ana Gasteyer, and more.
Andy Walken, Sammy Ramirez, and Ana Gasteyer Ray Mickshaw/FOX

On December 17, the musical adaptation of the beloved Christmas movie A Christmas Story hit the small screen in the live television event A Christmas Story Live! With music by Tony and Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land), there was much anticipation leading up to Fox’s second live musical broadcast. (The network first jumped into the scene with Grease: Live in 2016.)

Co-directed by eight-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis (She Loves Me) as the stage director and Alex Rudzinksi as the live television director, the broadcast starred Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph as Mrs. Parker, Chris Diamontopoulos (Waitress) as Mr. Parker, Tony winner Jane Krakowski as Miss Shields, Ana Gasteyer as Mrs. Schwartz, and Andy Walken as Ralphie Parker.

Just as Grease: Live kicked off with a pop star performance from Jessie J, Bebe Rexha opened the broadcast with the new song “Count on Christmas”:

Tony winner Matthew Broderick served as the “grown up” version of Ralphie Parker, narrating the story of the kid desperate for an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. In this clip, Broderick narrates the opening scene and audiences meet Walken as young Ralphie singing the Act 1 opener, “It All Comes Down to Christmas.”

Viewers got to know Ralphie’s dad, played by Diamontopolous, a bit better in the next number “The Genius On Cleveland Street” as he dreams of being the best crossword-puzzle solver. It’s the simple things in life:

At school, Ralphie struggled with bullying problems. In this song on the playground, the kids of A Christmas Story Live! sing “When You’re a Wimp.”

In another dream-like sequence, Ralphie saves the day in “Ralphie to the Rescue”:

The famous leg lamp, now symbolic of A Christmas Story, inspires the next number, “A Major Award”:

Pasek and Paul wrote a new song for the December 17 event: “In the Market for a Miracle.” Drama Desk winner Gasteyer played Mrs. Schwartz, the mother of one of Ralphie’s friends, and sang the new song about celebrating Chanukah amidst the typical Christmas festivities. Watch her belt it out here:

In this iconic moment from the movie, Ralphie’s friend Flick gets his tongue stuck to the flagpole in “Sticky Situation”:

In this fantasy sequence, Ralphie’s teacher Miss Shields (Krakowski) wows in a traditional musical theatre showstopper. Zach Woodlee’s choreography takes center stage in this number. Complete with sequins and top hats, Krakowski sings and taps to “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out” to explain to Ralphie why his theme will never work:

Like any kids, Ralphie and his brother, Randy, can’t sleep on Christmas Eve because they’re too busy tracking Santa’s path in “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana”:

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