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‘A Christmas Story Live!’ Star Matthew Broderick Reveals His Best Gift Ever in New Sneak Peek

The most wonderful time of the year is quickly approaching! Matthew Broderick is starring as the narrator in Fox’s A Christmas Story Live!, and to get into the holiday spirit, Fox has created the “Best Present I Ever Got” series.

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The Manchester by the Sea actor shared the hilarious story of the best Christmas present he has ever received in a first look shared exclusively with Us Weekly. “I remember, not a Red Ryder BB Gun, but a red bicycle,” the two-time Tony Award winner, 55, says in the clip. “A Royal Scot, I think it was called or a Raleigh, I can’t quite remember. It was bright red, with fenders.”

Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick

“It was my first kind of big boy bike,” he recalled. “And it was leaning against the fireplace when I woke up and I very much remember that moment.” He added: “As I remember it being stolen from me some months later near Washington State Park. Somebody said, ‘Can I ride that?’ and I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t know!’ then he was like, ‘Come on!’ and I was like, ‘Okay.’”

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“He rode it, alright. So, that’s gone,” he concluded with a smile.

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The live production is a new take on the 1983 holiday classic. A trailer for the project premiered earlier this month, and Broderick will play the grown-up Ralphie Parker, who narrates the story as he looks back on his favorite childhood Christmas. Maya Rudolph will play his mom and 11-year-old Andy Walken will star as the young Ralphie. Actors Jane Krakowski and Chris Diamantopoulos are also a part of the cast.

A Christmas Story Live! will be filmed in Burbank on the Warner Bros. lot and will air on Fox on Sunday, December 17, at 7 p.m. ET.

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