On Sunday night, Fox aired their 3-hour live musical rendition of the 1983 holiday hit, A Christmas Story. But not all fans were here for the adaptation. The TV event was trending on Twitter all night but the reviews were mixed, to say the least.
Some people didn't hold back at all:
Sat through 3 hrs of #AChristmasStoryLive. Now I wished I’d shot my eye out instead. And my other eye. And both ears for good measure.
— Tony (@willrunforpizza) December 18, 2017
#AChristmasStoryLive found a way to take a simple, well told, comfortable story and turn it into a 3 hour mess of unneeded crap. -Mike
— Mike,Adam&Cal (@MidnightJury) December 18, 2017
Couldn't make it past the 1st 10 minutes. Story should NOT be a musical #AChristmasStoryLive
— Charlie Rice (@sho_nuff1997) December 18, 2017
— erica (@ejrbrtsn) December 18, 2017
The film GREASE is still the best musical ever #AChristmasStoryLive
— Zendaya's ShoesRule (@myfeetonfleek) December 18, 2017
Meanwhile, other fans were loving the classic holiday story and took to Twitter to praise the live musical:
I am LIVING for the racial and body diversity in #AChristmasStoryLive. Amazing representation for everyone!!!!
— Mary Jane Watson 🕷 (@CourtCarmody) December 18, 2017
The super-talented cast of #AChristmasStoryLive brought a diverse, thoughtful, really ambitious version of a beloved film to the screen—and along with it a bit of sweetness, goodness, and joy in a time when it is severely lacking.
I ain't complaining about anything.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) December 18, 2017
good actors take a line flub and cover so well you wonder if it was even a flub. that was beautiful work by maya and chris #AChristmasStoryLive
— crayola™ (@fakedannydevito) December 18, 2017
I’m so impressed by the camera choreography in #AChristmasStoryLive
— Cara~with~a~C (@CaraHall6) December 18, 2017
Guys and gals: How good is #AChristmasStoryLive!? Jane Krakowski is giving me life! And all the kids are terrific. Loved it so much! 🎄❄️☃️
— Natalie Greene (@NatGreene22) December 18, 2017
What did you think about the live-action musical?