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  • A Christmas Story tour: Where to celebrate the movie's 30th anniversary in Cleveland

    12/05/2013 10:59:22 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 44 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | December 05, 2013 | By Laura DeMarco
    The A Christmas Story House and Museum is not the only way fans can celebrate the film's legacy in Cleveland. Read on for a guide to all things "A Christmas Story"– just don't shoot your eye out. A Christmas Story House and Museum: Open seven days a week, year-round, at 3159 West 11th St. in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. Call 216-298-4919 or email Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Tours of the house run every 30 minutes. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children (ages 7 to 12) and free...
  • 'A Christmas Story' at 30: now part of the family

    11/28/2013 7:48:11 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Even after three decades, the triple-dog dare doesn't get old. The film "A Christmas Story" opened 30 years ago to mixed reviews but has shown its staying power as a holiday family favorite. Cleveland, where parts of the movie were filmed and hard-luck Ralphie dreamed big, is celebrating the anniversary with iconic leg lamps, holiday store windows like the ones that drew Ralphie's wide-eyed stares and stage and musical versions of "A Christmas Story." "It becomes part of your fabric for your whole life," said Kevin Moore, managing director of the Cleveland Play House, where the stage...
  • Dad Says Facebook Photo of Son with Gun Brought Cops to House (A Century 21 Christmas Story BB Gun)

    03/19/2013 8:04:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    CNET ^ | March 19, 2013 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Dad says Facebook photo of son with gun brought cops to house A New Jersey man says that, on the basis of mere hearsay about a Facebook photo of his 11-year-old son with a .22 rifle, police and child protection arrive at his door and demand entry. I am sure there are several 11-year-old boys who are terribly proficient at handling a gun. But, given that I wouldn't trust an 11-year-old boy with a popsicle, I would just as well not be anywhere near them. This, however, doesn't appear to have been the policy of the authorities in New Jersey....
  • 'A Christmas Story': Where Are They Now?

    12/26/2012 10:34:14 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 31 replies
    NYDailyNews. ^ | December 26, 2012
    'A Christmas Story' It wouldn't be Christmas without 'A Christmas Story,' the 1983 movie that became an instant holiday classic thanks to its winning cast and quotable scenes. The film is as time-honored a tradition as getting your tongue stuck to a pole in freezing weather. Here's a then-and-now look at the gang from fictional Hohman, Indiana, who brought the 'original, traditional, one-hundred-percent, red-blooded, two-fisted, all-American Christmas' tale to life ...
  • A Christmas Story

    12/24/2012 6:46:31 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 81 replies
    "The old man could replace a fuse quicker than a jackrabbit on a date." Discuss.
  • 'A Christmas Story': Where Are They Now?

    12/25/2011 4:26:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 92 replies · 3+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 12-21-2011 | Staff
    It wouldn't be Christmas without 'A Christmas Story,' the 1983 movie that became an instant holiday classic thanks to its winning cast and quotable scenes. The film is as time-honored a tradition as getting your tongue stuck to a pole in freezing weather. Here's a then-and-now look at the gang from fictional Hohman, Indiana, who brought the 'original, traditional, one-hundred-percent, red-blooded, two-fisted, all-American Christmas' tale to life ...
  • Once there was 'A Christmas Story'

    12/25/2009 3:22:56 PM PST · by NYer · 58 replies · 2,531+ views
    wnd ^ | December 25, 2009 | Ilana Mercer
    Set in the 1940s, "A Christmas Story" depicts a series of family vignettes through the eyes of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker, who yearns for that gift of all gifts: the Daisy Red Ryder BB gun. This was boyhood before "bang-bang you're dead" was banned. Family life prior to "One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads," and Christmas without the ACLU. If children could choose their families, most would opt for the kind depicted in this film, where mother is a homemaker, father is a regular working stiff, and between them they have zero repertoire of psychobabble to rub together. Although...
  • "Official" "A Christmas Story" "Annual" Thread

    12/11/2009 1:16:01 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 105 replies · 1,744+ views
    11 Dec 2009 | US Navy Vet
    Place your "A Christmas Story" thoughts here
  • Barack Husein Obama wins "Major Award"!

    10/09/2009 12:13:04 PM PDT · by Vasilli22 · 8 replies · 512+ views
    When asked for comment, BHO replied "It's a major award!"
  • Canadian Fans Film Documentary about Making of 'A Christmas Story'

    12/24/2008 8:31:13 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 60 replies · 1,789+ views
    CBC ^ | 12/23/08
    Curiosity about the behind-the-scenes stories and locations where director Bob Clark shot his cult holiday classic 'A Christmas Story' has inspired a documentary by two diehard fans of the film. Tyler Schwartz and Jordie Smits spent the past two years researching, interviewing and filming the documentary Road Trip for Ralphie, a chronicle of their travel to the film's locations. Filmed in Ohio and in Ontario, the 1983 original continues to appeal to audiences today. "It's so funny. It's so down to earth," Smits told CBC News on Tuesday morning. "It's a real story about a family at Christmas time. It's...
  • Where are they now? "A Christmas Story"

    12/08/2008 10:15:35 PM PST · by pillut48 · 56 replies · 1,747+ views
    NYDaily News ^ | 12/08/08
    "It wouldn't be Christmas without 'A Christmas Story,' the 1983 movie that became an instant holiday classic thanks to its winning cast and quotable scenes. Here's a then-and-now look at the gang from fictional Hohman, Indiana, who brought the 'original, traditional, one-hundred-percent, red-blooded, two-fisted, all-American Christmas' tale to life."
  • ‘A Christmas Story’ still hits people where they live after 25 years

    12/05/2008 11:11:43 AM PST · by qam1 · 202 replies · 4,446+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 12/04/08 | Star news services
    Fans of the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” are celebrating the film’s 25th anniversary with a convention and trips to the house where the movie was made. The 1983 film, an adaptation of Jean Shepard’s memoir of a boy in the 1940s, was set in Indiana but largely filmed in Ohio. The movie starred Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker, a young boy determined to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. The film was a modest theatrical success, but critics loved it. It eventually joined “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street” as a Christmas classic. “It’s...

    12/25/2007 5:50:01 AM PST · by lowbridge · 71 replies · 274+ views
    tbs | 12/25/2007
    The TBS channel is currently airing their 24 hour marathon of the Christmas classic: A Christmas Story.
  • Illegal Sentenced In 'A Christmas Story' Director's Death

    10/12/2007 9:31:30 AM PDT · by skeeter · 52 replies · 1,462+ views
    KRLA News ^ | OCt 12, 2007
    A man convicted of causing a crash on Pacific Coast Highway that killed the director of "A Christmas Story'' and his son is scheduled to be sentenced today. Hector Manuel Velazquez-Nava faces a six-year state prison term. Velazquez-Nava pleaded no contest to two counts of manslaughter in August in the deaths of Robert Clark and his son, Ariel Hanrath-Clark. Authorities said Velazquez-Nava, an illegal immigrant, had a blood-alcohol content of .24 -- three times the legal limit.
  • Man Pleads No Contest In Deadly PCH Crash [killed "Christmas Story" director]

    08/29/2007 2:39:04 PM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies · 1,342+ views
    <p>A man who caused a crash on Pacific Coast Highway that killed the director of ''A Christmas Story'' and his son pleaded no contest Wednesday to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.</p> <p>Hector Manuel Velazquez-Nava, 24, faces a six-year state prison term when sentenced Sept. 27 at the Airport Branch Courthouse, according to the District Attorney's Office.</p>
  • Driver accused in crash (Illegal alien killed "Christmas Story" director)

    05/11/2007 6:59:45 PM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 19 replies · 1,221+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 4/6/07 | Valerie Reitman and Andrew Blankstein
    Velazquez-Nava had a blood alcohol level of 0.24 percent, three times the 0.08 legal limit for driving. There was no evidence the Clarks had been drinking, police said. Velazquez-Nava does not have documentation of legal U.S. residency, nor does he appear to have ever had a U.S. driver's license, authorities said.
  • Driver accused in crash that killed director pleads not guilty (Illegal Immigrant)

    Velazquez-Nava, 24, had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit when the crash occurred early Wednesday on Pacific Coast Highway, police said. He is a native of Mexico who federal authorities said was in the U.S. illegally. The crash killed Clark, the director of "A Christmas Story" and the "Porky's" movies, and his son Ariel, 22. Velazquez-Nava suffered minor injuries in the accident.
  • Deportation proceedings ahead for man arrested in 'A Christmas Storys' director

    04/06/2007 3:38:23 PM PDT · by Trupolitik · 8 replies · 424+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | April 6, 2007 | AP
    A Mexican national accused of causing the crash that killed ”A Christmas Story” director Bob Clark and his son will face deportation proceedings once the charges against him are resolved, officials said Thursday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement put an immigration hold Wednesday on Hector Velazquez-Nava, a 24-year-old illegal immigrant living in Los Angeles, said agency spokeswoman Virginia Kice. The action means Velazquez-Nava will be turned over to federal immigration officials and placed in deportation proceedings once his local case is completed. He was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol and gross vehicular manslaughter, and was...
  • Illegal alien detained in death of 'Christmas Story' director

    04/06/2007 2:54:20 PM PDT · by Trupolitik · 56 replies · 1,443+ views
    WND ^ | April 6, 2007 | staff writer
    An illegal alien suspected of causing a traffic accident and killing movie director Bob Clark, whose "A Christmas Story" has come alongside "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" as a perennial holiday must-watch, has been placed under an immigration hold by federal authorities. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency placed the hold on Hector Velazquez-Nava, 24, a Mexican national who was living in Los Angeles as an illegal immigrant, according to a report from Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee.Agency spokeswoman Virginia Kice said the hold means Valezquez-Nava, when his Los Angeles court proceedings are...
  • Director of “A Christmas Story” Snuffed by Drunken Illegal Alien

    04/06/2007 2:26:06 PM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 15 replies · 476+ views
    MND ^ | April 6, 2007 | By John Lillpop
    In his non-stop and mindless promotion of illegal aliens as good hearted, hard working folks, our clueless president constantly argues that those coming here illegally from Mexico should be welcomed en masse because they hold values common to the American people. I wonder if our beleaguered president is aware of the latest horror story involving an illegal alien, too much alcohol, and the slaughter of innocent Americans? Bob Clark directed one of the warmest and most enjoyed Christmas films in American history. “A Christmas Story” became traditional holiday fare along with “Scrooge,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and all of the...
  • D-U-I Crash Suspect Here Illegally ("A Christmas Story" director killed by illegal alien)

    04/05/2007 3:31:49 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 109 replies · 3,447+ views
    KFI-AM ^ | 4/5/07 | Eric Leonard
    Immigration authorities said Wednesday the man arrested on suspicion of causing the drunken head-on crash on Sunset Blvd. that killed movie director Robert Clark was in the United States illegally. Clark's 22-year-old son Ariel was also killed in the wreck. Hector Velazquez-Nava was booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and was being held on $100,000 bail. Police said he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and was driving without a driver license. Velazquez-Nava is a Mexican national with no record of previous deportations, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice.
  • Movie Director Robert Clark, Best Known for 'A Christmas Story,' and Son Killed in Car Wreck

    04/04/2007 4:32:00 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 25 replies · 1,490+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4 April 2007 | FNC
    Movie Director Robert Clark, Best Known for 'A Christmas Story,' and Son Killed in Car Wreck Wednesday, April 04, 2007 LOS ANGELES — Film director Robert Clark, best known for the beloved holiday classic "A Christmas Story," and his son were killed Wednesday in a head-on crash with an alleged drunken driver on Pacific Coast Highway, the filmmaker's assistant and police said. Clark, 67, and son Ariel Hanrath-Clark, 22, were killed in the accident in Pacific Palisades, said Lyne Leavy, Clark's personal assistant . The two men were in an Infiniti that collided head-on with a GMC Yukon around 2:30...
  • Director of 'A Christmas Story,' son killed in PCH crash

    04/04/2007 4:07:58 PM PDT · by Condor 63 · 36 replies · 1,389+ views ^ | April 4, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein
    Film director Bob Clark and his son Ariel were killed in an early morning collision along a stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades, authorities said. Clark directed the classic holiday film "A Christmas Story" in 1983 and was the producer of the "Porky's" films, along with about two dozen other features.
  • Christmas Story Leg Lamp Car (on eBay where else?)

    12/12/2006 2:54:39 PM PST · by woofie · 23 replies · 2,191+ views
    Ebay ^ | now
    This Leg Lamp Car modeled after the Leg Lamp in "A Christmas Story" (a truly one of a kind item) is now on eBay. You know you need it....Item number: 320059147709
  • Shorthand for a Holiday: Ralphie, the BB Gun and the Flagpole

    11/27/2006 9:25:45 PM PST · by Silly · 60 replies · 1,035+ views
    The New York Times | November 27, 2006 | Stuart Elliot
    AS the holiday shopping season begins, Madison Avenue is paying tribute to a movie that has become a perennial for the generations that grew up after popular Christmas films like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” The movie is “A Christmas Story,” in which the humorist Jean Shepherd offers a rueful look back at his boyhood, circa 1940. The film presents the comic misadventures of Ralphie Parker, whose most fervent wish — nay, obsession — is to receive an “official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle” as a Christmas gift from his parents. “A...
  • Actor was dad in ‘A Christmas Story’ (Darren McGavin dead at 83)

    02/27/2006 7:18:29 AM PST · by presidio9 · 38 replies · 1,536+ views
    AP ^ | Monday, February 27, 2006
    Darren McGavin, the husky, tough-talking actor who starred in several TV series, played a grouchy dad in the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” and had other strong roles in such films as “The Man with the Golden Arm” and “The Natural,” died Saturday. He was 83. McGavin died of natural causes at a Los Angeles-area hospital with his family at his side, said his son Bogart McGavin. He starred in five series, including cult favorite “Kolchak: The Night Stalker,” and became a prolific actor in TV movies. Despite his busy career in television, McGavin was awarded only one Emmy: in...
  • actor Darren McGavin has died

    02/25/2006 2:50:35 PM PST · by lunarbicep · 313 replies · 11,596+ views
    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Darren McGavin at approximately 7:10 A.M. Pacific time today, Saturday 25, 2006. Darren was just three months short of his 84th birthday. While we suspect none of us can imagine a world without the beloved, feisty little red-head, it is time to reflect, give thanks for his life and hold in reverence his memory. Darren is gone, but in many respects he will always be with us: as Carl Kolchak, fighting authority and battling monsters; the grumpy Old Man sending curses over Lake Michigan; as David Ross, the outsider,...
  • Brokeback Mountain Ad Played Many Times During Family Show On Christmas Day on TBS.

    12/25/2005 4:45:07 PM PST · by dhs12345 · 27 replies · 837+ views
    Ad for Brokeback Mountain played over and over during A Christmas Story, today, Christmas Day on TBS. Sent an email to Will let you know if they respond.
  • A Christmas Story On TBS

    12/24/2005 9:09:35 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies · 412+ views
    IMDB ^ | 12/25/05 | raccoonradio
    Well, I double--make that TRIPLE-- dog dare you not to see this classic movie! Hardly noticed when released in 1983 (not much of a promo budget, and I think it only went out to 100 theatres) but it has gotten a cult following since then. Dreams of getting that Little Orphan Annie decoder ring ("A crummy commercial!") and of course the Red Ryder BB Gun (careful, you'll shoot your eye out with it, kid). Having your mom dress your kid brother up so heavily for a cold day that he can't put his arms down. Be careful the neighbor's dogs...
  • Former child actor remembers cinema fun of ‘A Christmas Story’

    12/15/2005 6:04:54 PM PST · by presidio9 · 487 replies · 12,379+ views
    Valley City Times Record ^ | Wednesday, December 14, 2005 | Carla Kelly
    Some former child actors cringe and protest when reminded by loyal fans of long-ago projects. Not Peter Billingsley, star of “A Christmas Story.” According to journalist Rebecca Murray, “he seems to genuinely light up when the movie is mentioned.” Billingsley is also used to passersby tossing their favorite quotes at him. “They all still love it,” he told Murray. People ask him if he’s tired of talking about it, but he’s not. “I’m really, really proud to be a part of it.” Billingsley still appears in front of the cameras now and then. (He had an uncredited role in last...
  • A Christmas Story

    06/19/2005 5:57:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies · 799+ views
    Calvin News ^ | 12.18.03
    For almost three decades Calvin College professor Pete Tigchelaar (left) has had a three-month-old fetus, encased in plastic, that he uses in his human biology classes.He's always thought of the tiny fetus as a good educational tool. But he's not thought of it as a lifesaver.Last year, however, that changed when a student in one of his biology classes privately inquired if he still had it.Intrigued Tigchelaar said that he did and invited the young woman to his office for further conversation. There he asked why she was interested. She proceeded to tell him an amazing story, one that...
  • The house from "A Christmas Story" on E-Bay

    12/19/2004 6:05:15 PM PST · by netmilsmom · 6 replies · 318+ views
    e-bay ^ | e-bay
    Bring your own "Major Award" leg lamp to put in the front window. The house where Ralphie got his Red Ryder Air Rifle is up for sale on E-Bay! (be warned, this is not the best of neighborhoods in Cleveland)
  • Red Ryder BB Gun [classic Jean Shepherd Christmas story, incl mp3, You'll Shoot Your Eye Out Kid!]

    12/11/2004 11:24:21 AM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 5 replies · 3,918+ views ^ | Jean Shepherd
    Red Ryder BB Gun "An official Red Ryder carbine action two-hundred shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time" Ralphie wants a BB Gun for Christmas, but his mother, the teacher, and even Santa give him a hard time. "You'll shoot your eye out kid!" This tale is the main storyline in the movie "A Christmas Story"   Daisy Website Here's an ad for the Red Ryder as it appeared in the 1940 Montgomery Ward Winter Catalog.Courtesy: Joel Baumwoll  References Radio 12-26-64 - Limelight Show - Red Ryder BB Gun...
  • A Sassy Classic (or why we love 'A Christmas Story')

    12/09/2004 6:13:18 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 140 replies · 2,509+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11/27/04 | JACKIE LOOHAUIS
    A sassy classic Ralphie, the lamp, the BB gun and why we love them Every year at this time we get to unwrap a gift package filled with red cabbage, BBs and fishnet stockings. It's the movie "A Christmas Story," arguably America's favorite holiday film. The 90-minute picture celebrates its 21st anniversary this year, happily planted in the middle of our pop traditions. In 2003, more than 38.4 million viewers tuned into the 24-hour "A Christmas Story" TV marathon, said the film's director, Bob Clark, by phone as he sat next to a special lamp in his Los Angeles office....
  • CIA sense of humour classified in the plot against Santa Claus

    08/25/2004 8:25:10 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 8 replies · 593+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wed, Aug 25, 2004
    A former dictator's cocktail preferences and a facetious plot against Santa Claus were classified by the government to prevent public disclosure. Also stamped "secret" for six years was a study that concluded 40 per cent of U.S. army chemical-warfare masks leaked. These and other ludicrous and lethal examples of classification were cited Tuesday by members of Congress and witnesses at a House of Representatives subcommittee hearing into the Sept. 11 commission's conclusion that secrecy is undermining efforts to thwart terrorists. Some classifications were made in error or to save face. The CIA (news - web sites) deleted the amount Iraqi...
  • Shock jocks, Summer Olympics-style

    08/09/2004 6:52:44 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 39 replies · 2,261+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/9/4 | Rush & Malloy
    Praise Zeus: Some athletes are committed to keeping Olympic traditions alive. Just as contestants in the ancient Greek games competed in the nude, a few brave women have seen fit to pose for Playboy. U.S. swimmer Haley Cope tells the mag that she doesn't sweat it if her supertight suit rips at a meet. "You flash the timers and go," says Cope. She also doesn't mind pals in the locker room calling her "the Olympic nudist." "I don't walk through the door and strip, but I might paint my nails naked," she says. "People aren't comfortable with themselves. I am....
  • 20th anniversary: Christmas past, present and future of A Christmas Story

    12/27/2003 9:35:24 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 51 replies · 652+ views ^ | December 26, 2003 | ANTHONY BREZNICAN
    The phrase "You'll shoot your eye out!" has become as synonymous with the Christmas season as Scrooge's "Bah, humbug!" and Santa's "Ho, ho, ho!" For 20 years, this warning has defined the holidays for doe-eyed nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in the movie A Christmas Story, as his mother, his teacher - and even Kris Kringle - reject his plea for one particular Christmas present. That would be, in his words, an official Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot, range-model air rifle with a compass in the stock "and this thing that tells time." "It catches the truth," said director Bob Clark, who spent...
  • Red Ryder's Eternal Home on the Range

    12/23/2003 8:03:30 AM PST · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 339+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, December 23, 2003 | MARK YOST
    <p>PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo.--If the umpteen showings of "A Christmas Story" and a new 20th-anniversary, two-disc DVD set aren't enough to sate your appetite for Ralphie Parker and his tortured quest for a Red Ryder BB gun, then you need to head to this little town in the southwest corner of Colorado. It's home to the Fred Harman Art Museum.</p>
  • A Red Ryder Christmas

    12/01/2003 7:33:21 AM PST · by presidio9 · 69 replies · 2,678+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, November 28, 2003 | REVIEW & OUTLOOK
    <p>We bear glad tidings for the Ralphie Parkers of America on this, the official opening day of the Christmas shopping season: Santa may yet come through with that genuine Red Ryder BB-gun. Even if it will come covered in warning labels instead of wrapping paper.</p>