pasek-paulBenj Pasek and Justin Paul will compose several new songs for Fox’s television adaptation of the 1983 classic feature and the Broadway musical A Christmas Story. The 3-hour television event based on the movie and stage musical follows a Midwestern boy named Ralphie who attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary (Grease: LIVE) are writing the script. Marc Platt (La La Land, Into the Woods) is executive producing the Fox Broadcasting Company and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Pasek and Paul received a Tony Award nomination for their work on the stage musical, which premiered in 2012. A Christmas Story is set to premiere this December on Fox.