25 Films of Christmas: A Christmas Story

Posted: December 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I couldn’t believe we were almost half way to Christmas and here I was trying to think of a Christmas film to talk about. I had had all day to work on it but instead had spent most of the day trying to craft the perfect letter to Santa Claus. As I pondered over movies I wanted to discuss during the days leading up to Christmas I was having trouble deciding. It was then that I noticed the clock glaring at me from across the room. It was eleven o’clock. “Fudge!”…only I didn’t say fudge. If you haven’t figured it out by now friends, tonight we’re talking about another of those Christmas movies I loved growing up, A Christmas Story. If you haven’t stumbled across TBS on Christmas Eve, heres what you’re missing.

It’s Christmas time and Ralphie only wants one thing, an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock. He drops subtle hints to his parents, tells Santa Claus, writes it in his letter to Santa but keeps hearing the same thing, “you’ll shoot your eye out” but Ralphie is determined and his imagination is running wild. There are lots of little sub plots that keep the laughs coming and help move the story along. By the end of the film Ralphie gets his gun, shoots his eye out(almost) and we’re all left singing “Fa Ra Ra Ra Ra, Ra Ra Ra Ra” as the family eats chinese.

Theres a reason this film runs for twenty-four hours on Christmas Eve every year, its one of those films that you can just watch over and over until you get sick of it and change the channel until next Christmas. Its a Christmas classic that doesn’t really try to teach you anything, it just wants to entertain. For those reasons, A Christmas Story get a ranking of: You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out Kid. Till next time friends, stay entertained.




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