• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 17, 2017
User Score
3.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11

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  1. Dec 17, 2017
    0
    The worst! Why did they take a great movie and turn it into a stupid musical! Good thing I recorded it. I didn't have to waste so much time watching this ridiculous show!
  2. Dec 24, 2017
    0
    This is the worst remake of any show that has ever existed. How can they turn one of the best Christmas movies into a musical that is more about Hanukkah than Christmas? Can you tell the writers are Jewish? I have nothing against being Jewish but if it is called “A Hanukkah Story” don’t make 1/2 of the show singing about Christmas, and vice versa. Terrible remake.....
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Dec 18, 2017
    40
    Packed too densely with needless smarm and excess songs, A Christmas Story Live! stretched itself to three precisely executed but tedious hours Sunday night--including gobs of commercials.
  2. Reviewed by: Kevin Fallon
    Dec 18, 2017
    50
    [Matthew Broderick's] wry delivery, always somewhere on a spectrum from understated to unenthused, serves the story well, tempering the erstwhile loudness of the musical’s staging. ... The latent grin of the music is relentless to the point of off-putting, especially considering that nothing from the score sticks in your head long enough to keep you humming once the curtain falls
  3. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Dec 18, 2017
    80
    Many will quibble about the choice of a musical that's not widely known, but on the whole, this was nicely done.