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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.


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My favorite Christmas movie!
1 posted on 12/24/2012 6:46:34 PM PST by goodwithagun
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To: goodwithagun

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.


2 posted on 12/24/2012 6:49:10 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: goodwithagun

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!”

Merry Christmas!


3 posted on 12/24/2012 6:52:25 PM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: svcw

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.


4 posted on 12/24/2012 6:52:46 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: goodwithagun

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.


5 posted on 12/24/2012 6:55:00 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: goodwithagun

My favorite scene is when Ralphie says “Oh....fudge” and the consequences he reaps from it, i.e., Lifebouy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epDS0h48qRk

The first time I saw it, I literally fell on the floor laughing from Mrs. Schwartz’s tirade on the phone.


6 posted on 12/24/2012 6:59:28 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: goodwithagun; onyx; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; trisham; musicman; Lady Jag; STARWISE; vox_freedom; ...
Early present for me tonight :)

7 posted on 12/24/2012 7:02:05 PM PST by RedMDer
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To: CMailBag

I probably would have started laughing.


8 posted on 12/24/2012 7:03:11 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw; CMailBag

“He’s smiling at me” LOL!


9 posted on 12/24/2012 7:05:22 PM PST by RedMDer
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To: CMailBag

Fa ra ra ra raaa, ra ra ra raaaa....


10 posted on 12/24/2012 7:06:42 PM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: goodwithagun

Mine too.


11 posted on 12/24/2012 7:07:56 PM PST by ContraryMary (Obama -- Inept and Out of His Depth)
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To: goodwithagun

I can’t imagine anyone other than Darrin McGavin as The Old Man.


12 posted on 12/24/2012 7:09:21 PM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: goodwithagun

Fra-gee-lay, must be Italian.


13 posted on 12/24/2012 7:12:20 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: sima_yi

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.


14 posted on 12/24/2012 7:13:48 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: goodwithagun

“Nah, that’s them balsams”....


15 posted on 12/24/2012 7:13:56 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: goodwithagun

NOTAFINGA!!!


16 posted on 12/24/2012 7:14:25 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: goodwithagun

“He lay there like a slug. It was his only defense.”

“I can’t put my arms down!”

“Bumpuses!”

“You’ll shoot your eye out!”

“Soap poisoning!”


17 posted on 12/24/2012 7:14:39 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Rodamala

Beat me to it, although I was going to spell it it NADAFINGA:-)


18 posted on 12/24/2012 7:17:39 PM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: CMailBag

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.


19 posted on 12/24/2012 7:19:50 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: goodwithagun
When I was a kid, I had to be 9 for everything (!)that was a dream in my young life:
to join the Cub Scouts,
join the YMCA (the hub of our small town)
and get my first BB gun (a Daisy).

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?"

20 posted on 12/24/2012 7:21:20 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: RedMDer

LOL!!! Got a smaller version (a night light) for my husband last Christmas. We still have it in the guest bathroom.

Merry Christmas!!


21 posted on 12/24/2012 7:23:41 PM PST by azishot (When your life is on the line, lead is worth more than gold.)
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To: sima_yi
I can’t imagine anyone other than Darrin McGavin as The Old Man.

If I recall, he was the dad also in the Jean Sheppard story about the Fourth of July. Perfectly cast.

22 posted on 12/24/2012 7:24:51 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: goodwithagun

Deck the hll wis bow of horry, fahrarahrahrah rahrah rahrah...


23 posted on 12/24/2012 7:29:44 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: goodwithagun
Only I didn't say "Fudge." I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word!

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.)

24 posted on 12/24/2012 7:29:56 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: RedMDer

Electric sex. Lol :-)


25 posted on 12/24/2012 7:30:56 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Dear Santa....I can explain.)
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To: azishot

She insisted that I open it tonight :)

Merry Christmas!


26 posted on 12/24/2012 7:31:21 PM PST by RedMDer
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To: RedMDer; All

27 posted on 12/24/2012 7:31:33 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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“He had yellow eyes. So help me God, yellow eyes”...


28 posted on 12/24/2012 7:31:51 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: musicman

Prefect! LOL!
29 posted on 12/24/2012 7:34:37 PM PST by RedMDer
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To: ZOOKER

ROFLOL!


30 posted on 12/24/2012 7:35:42 PM PST by RedMDer
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To: Conservative4Ever
Electric sex

LOL! That's the first thing that came to mind when I opened it.

31 posted on 12/24/2012 7:38:12 PM PST by RedMDer
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FRA-GEE-LAY!!!


32 posted on 12/24/2012 7:39:01 PM PST by azishot (When your life is on the line, lead is worth more than gold.)
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To: goodwithagun

The part where the hound dogs got in and ate the turkey, if
you look closely the dogs ear is stuck in the door.


33 posted on 12/24/2012 7:44:40 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: goodwithagun

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.


34 posted on 12/24/2012 7:47:23 PM PST by Cyman
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To: goodwithagun

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.

Freegards


35 posted on 12/24/2012 7:50:29 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: goodwithagun
“Over the years I got to be quite a connesour of soap.”

I can sympathize with that. My grandfather could have given Lee Ermy cussing lessons and I mimicked him at inappropriate times.

36 posted on 12/24/2012 7:51:42 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: CMailBag

Deck the hars with boughs of horry fa-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra


37 posted on 12/24/2012 7:51:50 PM PST by Figment
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To: musicman

38 posted on 12/24/2012 7:51:59 PM PST by RedMDer
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To: CMailBag

The Chinese places here are always open Christmas Day


39 posted on 12/24/2012 7:53:23 PM PST by Figment
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To: ReformationFan

“The first time I saw it, I literally fell on the floor laughing from Mrs. Schwartz’s tirade on the phone.”

Listening as the kid gets whipped over the phone always cracks me up


40 posted on 12/24/2012 7:55:56 PM PST by Figment
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To: goodwithagun

“My father worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium. A master.”


41 posted on 12/24/2012 7:57:39 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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“Three blocks away, Schwartz was getting his.”


42 posted on 12/24/2012 7:58:19 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: RedMDer

43 posted on 12/24/2012 7:59:04 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: goodwithagun

The old man was a turkey junkie. Lol.


44 posted on 12/24/2012 8:02:53 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: RedMDer

I hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas also!!


45 posted on 12/24/2012 8:05:17 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Figment

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!”


46 posted on 12/24/2012 8:11:32 PM PST by DJlaysitup
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To: goodwithagun

“Do you know where he learned that word?”

“I imagine from his father”


47 posted on 12/24/2012 8:53:42 PM PST by VideoPaul
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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


48 posted on 12/24/2012 9:05:48 PM PST by levon
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To: goodwithagun

Good way to get me out of the room.


49 posted on 12/24/2012 9:12:50 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: goodwithagun
Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) years later in the Christmas move "Elf"...


50 posted on 12/24/2012 9:55:08 PM PST by MCH
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