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15 December 2009

A Christmas Story

directed by Bob Clark

Remember that Christmas movie that starred The Dirt Bike Kid? The one where he wanted a b b gun? If you were ever eleven years old between the years 1983 and now, chances are that the Bob Clark classic A Christmas Story might have been one of your favorite movies. For some, it still is, and with good reason. TBS doesn’t air the perennial holiday film 24 hours in a row on Christmas arbitrarily. The timeless story of a little boy’s quest to obtain that which will be readily available to him when turns 18, a gun, is the hilarious story of growing up in the sterilized, romanticized, Christmasized suburbs of you-name-the-town, America during the 1950’s. Think The Sandlot, but add snow and sand down a bit of the wit. Flick gets his tongue stuck to a flag pole, Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) shoots his eye out, and the infamous leg lamp mingle like luscious tones in a fine Lafite. All those stories about your parents having to walk uphill both ways to get to school , or battling the bitter cold with hard boiled eggs in their pockets, well, you won’t find them here, but you will find a charmingly funny story about how much the holidays meant to you when you were young. Don’t stop believin’, hold on to that feelin’, and anything that you wish for will come true.

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