History Film / AChristmasStory

7th Mar '16 10:15:53 AM Mdumas43073
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The film, which was primarily drawn from material in Shepard's 1966 book ''In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash'', has come to be embraced as one of ''the'' perennially beloved Christmas movies. It eventually spawned a play, as well as two "sequels": the made-for-TV ''Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss'' and 1994's ''Film/ItRunsInTheFamily'' (aka "My Summer Story", not to be confused with the Creator/{{Kirk|Douglas}}/Creator/MichaelDouglas collaboration), both of which are notable in that none of the original film's cast members are in either of the others (save actress Tedde Moore [Miss Shields], who appears in the latter). A DirectToVideo sequel called ''A Christmas Story 2'' was released on October 30th, 2012. You can watch the trailer for it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bed8rNx-Sw here]]. A ''much'' better-received ScreenToStageAdaptation went to Broadway that same year, followed by another national tour the next holiday season. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Christmas_Story:_The_Musical Information can be found on]] ThatOtherWiki, of course.

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The film, which was primarily drawn from material in Shepard's 1966 book ''In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash'', has come to be embraced as one of ''the'' perennially beloved Christmas movies.a perennial holiday favorite. It eventually spawned a play, as well as two "sequels": the made-for-TV ''Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss'' and 1994's ''Film/ItRunsInTheFamily'' (aka "My Summer Story", not to be confused with the Creator/{{Kirk|Douglas}}/Creator/MichaelDouglas collaboration), both of which are notable in that none of the original film's cast members are in either of the others (save actress Tedde Moore [Miss Shields], who appears in the latter). A DirectToVideo sequel called ''A Christmas Story 2'' was released on October 30th, 2012. You can watch the trailer for it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bed8rNx-Sw here]]. A ''much'' better-received ScreenToStageAdaptation went to Broadway that same year, followed by another national tour the next holiday season. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Christmas_Story:_The_Musical Information can be found on]] ThatOtherWiki, of course.
7th Mar '16 10:15:23 AM Mdumas43073
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Based on humorist Jean Shepherd's autobiographical short stories (primarily material from his 1966 book ''In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash''), directed by Creator/BobClark, and narrated by Shepherd himself, the 1983 film ''A Christmas Story'' lovingly and hilariously depicts a childhood Christmas in [[TheForties 1940s]] America.

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Based on humorist Jean Shepherd's autobiographical short stories (primarily material from his 1966 book ''In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash''), stories, directed by Creator/BobClark, and narrated by Shepherd himself, the 1983 film ''A Christmas Story'' lovingly and hilariously depicts a childhood Christmas in [[TheForties 1940s]] America.



The film spawned a play, as well as two "sequels": the made-for-TV ''Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss'' and 1994's ''Film/ItRunsInTheFamily'' (aka "My Summer Story", not to be confused with the Creator/{{Kirk|Douglas}}/Creator/MichaelDouglas collaboration), both of which are notable in that none of the original film's cast members are in either of the others (save actress Tedde Moore [Miss Shields], who appears in the latter). A DirectToVideo sequel called ''A Christmas Story 2'' was released on October 30th, 2012. You can watch the trailer for it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bed8rNx-Sw here]]. A ''much'' better-received ScreenToStageAdaptation went to Broadway that same year, followed by another national tour the next holiday season. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Christmas_Story:_The_Musical Information can be found on]] ThatOtherWiki, of course.

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The film film, which was primarily drawn from material in Shepard's 1966 book ''In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash'', has come to be embraced as one of ''the'' perennially beloved Christmas movies. It eventually spawned a play, as well as two "sequels": the made-for-TV ''Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss'' and 1994's ''Film/ItRunsInTheFamily'' (aka "My Summer Story", not to be confused with the Creator/{{Kirk|Douglas}}/Creator/MichaelDouglas collaboration), both of which are notable in that none of the original film's cast members are in either of the others (save actress Tedde Moore [Miss Shields], who appears in the latter). A DirectToVideo sequel called ''A Christmas Story 2'' was released on October 30th, 2012. You can watch the trailer for it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bed8rNx-Sw here]]. A ''much'' better-received ScreenToStageAdaptation went to Broadway that same year, followed by another national tour the next holiday season. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Christmas_Story:_The_Musical Information can be found on]] ThatOtherWiki, of course.
7th Mar '16 10:12:53 AM Mdumas43073
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Based on humorist Jean Shepherd's autobiographical short stories (primarily material from his 1966 book ''In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash''), directed by Creator/BobClark, and narrated by Shepherd himself, the 1983 film A Christmas Story lovingly and hilariously depicts a childhood Christmas in [[TheForties 1940s]] America.

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Based on humorist Jean Shepherd's autobiographical short stories (primarily material from his 1966 book ''In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash''), directed by Creator/BobClark, and narrated by Shepherd himself, the 1983 film A ''A Christmas Story Story'' lovingly and hilariously depicts a childhood Christmas in [[TheForties 1940s]] America.
7th Mar '16 10:12:33 AM Mdumas43073
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Based on humorist Jean Shepherd's autobiographical short stories (including material from his 1966 book ''In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash''), directed by Creator/BobClark, and narrated by Shepherd himself, the 1983 film '''''A Christmas Story''''' lovingly and hilariously depicts a childhood Christmas in [[TheForties 1940s]] America.

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Based on humorist Jean Shepherd's autobiographical short stories (including (primarily material from his 1966 book ''In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash''), directed by Creator/BobClark, and narrated by Shepherd himself, the 1983 film '''''A A Christmas Story''''' Story lovingly and hilariously depicts a childhood Christmas in [[TheForties 1940s]] America.
7th Mar '16 10:11:40 AM Mdumas43073
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26th Jan '16 8:46:21 AM Mdumas43073
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Based on humorist Jean Shepherd's autobiographical short stories (including material from his 1966 book ''In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash''), directed by Creator/BobClark, and narrated by Shepherd himself, the 1983 film '''''A Christmas Story''''' lovingly and hilariously depicts a childhood Christmas in America circa 1940.

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Based on humorist Jean Shepherd's autobiographical short stories (including material from his 1966 book ''In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash''), directed by Creator/BobClark, and narrated by Shepherd himself, the 1983 film '''''A Christmas Story''''' lovingly and hilariously depicts a childhood Christmas in America circa 1940.
[[TheForties 1940s]] America.
7th Jan '16 6:53:44 PM JudasZala
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* NoNameGiven: Mrs. Parker doesn't have a known first name, and Mr. Parker is only referred to as "The Old Man", even in the credits.
28th Dec '15 10:17:39 PM zoop
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* TalkingLightbulb: The first time Scut Farkus appears, he's taunting the main characters from behind a fence. The fence slat he's hiding behind wiggles to indicate that's where the sound is coming from.
25th Dec '15 7:20:49 PM BNSF1995
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* AdaptationExpansion: The stage show version of the movie adds a few more scenes between Ralphie's parents, a few more scenes with Flick and Schwartz, some extra narration, as well as expands on the throwaway character Esther Jane (the girl that says hello to Ralphie at Santa's mountain), giving her more lines and a couple rather sweet exchanges with Ralphie.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The stage show version of the movie adds a few more scenes between Ralphie's parents, a few more scenes with Flick and Schwartz, some extra narration, as well as expands on the throwaway character Esther Jane (the girl that says hello points to Ralphie at Santa's mountain), the window when Miss Shields inquires about Flick), giving her more lines and a couple rather sweet exchanges with Ralphie.
25th Dec '15 5:09:07 PM thenameisbean
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-->'''Narrator:''' [[spoiler:Oh my God, I shot my eye out!]]
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