My Summer Story (theatrically released as It Runs in the Family) is a family/comedy film based on In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash and A Christmas Story. It is the second in the series and it has two sequels, A Christmas Story 2 and A Christmas Story Live!, ordered respectively.
The opening makes a direct reference to A Christmas Story, and the ending narration parallels it. Due to production delays, most of the characters had to be recast. Charles Grodin stars as The Old Man (Mr. Parker), Mary Steenburgen plays Mrs. Parker and Kieran Culkin as Ralphie. Shepherd provides the narration, just as he had done for A Christmas Story.