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?"
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