News about the third second sequel to the original film, curtesy of dragon53 on the other side of the board:
A CHRISTMAS STORY CHRISTMAS---five of the original 1983 movie cast members are returning for the HBO Max sequel: Peter Billingsley (Ralphie), Ian Petrelli (Randy), Zack Ward (Scut Farkus), Scott Schwartz (Flick) and RD Robb (Schwartz).
No word on the composer yet. Both the composers from the original film -- Paul Zaza and Carl Zittrer -- are still alive and not so old they couldn't do it. Paul Zaza is still scoring productions.
Thanks Doc. That was a nice cue. He also did a fun Christmassy score - with Chris Beck - for OLAF'S FROZEN ADVENTURE. He seems to be a very good protege of Beck's, utilising similar solid traits (theme/melody/orchestra).