So as part of the holiday ritual, I need to view the classic 80’s movie, A Christmas Story. If you have never seen, then what the hell is wrong with you man?!? While this is not in the same vein as some of those “so called” classics like It’s A Wonderful Life or Miracle On 34th Street.While this is a movie about the 1940’s it’s themes can still be seen today! I can remember watching A Christmas Story through out the 80’s (released 1983), and reminisce about similar experiences. Thankfully I was not tortured to wear a pink bunny suit (I head Chad might have?), but I did yearn to have my parents buy me a BB gun. And for your information, I did get a BB gun, although I don’t quite remember how old I was.
Tonight one of the cable channels is running this movie 24 hours straight…over and over. This year is special too because it is the 20th anniversary edition of the DVD and includes some crazy special features. Extras include a documentary about the movie, the history of the Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun and how it became part history and part nostalgia, would you believe there is a making of the leg lamp? Hahah. Finally a trivia quiz with all the classic one-liners this film has and the “Tripe Dog Dare” interactive trivia challenge.
Lastly, I ran across this, “12 reasons that A Christmas Story is a modern Classic!”
#12: “Fa-Ra-Ra-Ra-Ra Ra-Ra-Ra-Ra
#11: “Don’t forget to drink your Ovaltine”
#9: Ralphie’s pink bunny outfit
#8: Scut Farkus’ yellow eyes
#6: “Randy…how do the little piggies eat?”
#5: “Fra-Gi-Le…it must be Italian”
#4: “Where’s the glue?” “We’re out of glue!” “You used up all the glue on purpose!!”
#3: “I triple-dog dare ya!”
#2: “Alright, I’ll get that kid to eat. Where’s my screw driver and my plumber’s helper? I’ll open up his mouth and I’ll shove it in.”
…and, of course, the #1 reason: “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!”