Skip to comments.A Christmas Story
Posted on 12/24/2012 6:46:31 PM PST by goodwithagun
"The old man could replace a fuse quicker than a jackrabbit on a date." Discuss.
In one hour and twenty-eight minutes it will be shown for twenty- four hours on TB - I intend to watch what I can!
It is a movie that makes me smile every time I watch it.
we just finished watching it together as a family. Makes us all laugh! Our 14 yr old loves how he constantly is told “you’ll shoot your eye out kid!”
Last Saturday I walked into a Chinese Buffet and there was a sign on the door that siad they would be open on Christmas and that movie instantly came to mind.
It is my favorite too.
It is a classic. All the characters are good but the old man and Ralphie are the ones who make it great.
Sort of like Tombstone would be just another run of the mill cowboy movie without “Doc Holliday.
My favorite scene is when Ralphie says “Oh....fudge” and the consequences he reaps from it, i.e., Lifebouy.
The first time I saw it, I literally fell on the floor laughing from Mrs. Schwartz’s tirade on the phone.
I probably would have started laughing.
“He’s smiling at me” LOL!
Fa ra ra ra raaa, ra ra ra raaaa....
I can’t imagine anyone other than Darrin McGavin as The Old Man.
Fra-gee-lay, must be Italian.
You are right. He nailed the part so much that any other actor who tried to do the part in a remake of sequel will suffer by comparison.
“Nah, that’s them balsams”....
“He lay there like a slug. It was his only defense.”
“I can’t put my arms down!”
“You’ll shoot your eye out!”
Beat me to it, although I was going to spell it it NADAFINGA:-)
We did the big dinner with all the inlaws tonight, as usual. We were thinking about doing Chinese tomorrow....I told my husband, “They were open in ‘A Christmas Story’, so maybe they’ll be open here, too.” I was wrong.
That Christmas (and following days) was the best of my life.
Like Ralphie, I did get my Daisy. And a few days later on my b-day, Mom took me down to the Y. Cubs came next Sept.
To quote Cousin Eddie - "Life don't get no better than that, you know what I mean, Clark?"
LOL!!! Got a smaller version (a night light) for my husband last Christmas. We still have it in the guest bathroom.
If I recall, he was the dad also in the Jean Sheppard story about the Fourth of July. Perfectly cast.
Deck the hll wis bow of horry, fahrarahrahrah rahrah rahrah...
My favorite scene from the movie.
I actually am not as big a fan of this movie as most, but it is cute.
I actually prefer National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
We'll have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby danced with Danny effing Kaye.
(hmmm. I sense a foul-mouthed theme here in my favorite movie quotes.)
Electric sex. Lol :-)
She insisted that I open it tonight :)
“He had yellow eyes. So help me God, yellow eyes”...
LOL! That's the first thing that came to mind when I opened it.
The part where the hound dogs got in and ate the turkey, if
you look closely the dogs ear is stuck in the door.
Love it for so many reasons not the least of which is enjoying Higbees in downtown Cleveland and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument during the parade. Now if they could have gotten the Christmas tree from the old Sterling Linder department store it would have approached Christmas memory perfection.
Scut Farkus. The best redhead villain ever? I mean, yellow eyes. YELLOW EYES!!!
I once had a job unloading trucks. The glorious position required that I had to pass on my valuable honed skills on to others when they started. I took pains to point out that many of the cases were from Fragile, Italy. Much of what we handled was from this exotic locale; the name is synonymous with old-world craftsmanship—we were lucky to work for an outfit that worked in such fine commerce. I’d say 75% had never heard of Fragile and looked at me in an odd manner, which said something about the other 25% and the job.
I can sympathize with that. My grandfather could have given Lee Ermy cussing lessons and I mimicked him at inappropriate times.
Deck the hars with boughs of horry fa-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra
The Chinese places here are always open Christmas Day
“The first time I saw it, I literally fell on the floor laughing from Mrs. Schwartzs tirade on the phone.”
Listening as the kid gets whipped over the phone always cracks me up
“My father worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium. A master.”
“Three blocks away, Schwartz was getting his.”
The old man was a turkey junkie. Lol.
I hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas also!!
I love it when they all come down screaming off of Santa’s lap.
Also: “Daddy’s gonna kill Ralphie”
...and “I’ts a Clunker!”
“Do you know where he learned that word?”
“I imagine from his father”
That was so racissssss........there would be a Congressional investigation today. My favorite scene is when the wife gives the old man a “blue ball” for Christmas.....LOL
Good way to get me out of the room.
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