History Film / AChristmasStory

19th May '17 8:54:15 PM Mdumas43073
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* ItIsPronouncedTropay: Inverted when Dad reads the outside of the crate containing his newly-arrived Major Award.

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* ItIsPronouncedTropay: ItsPronouncedTroPAY: Inverted when Dad reads the outside of the crate containing his newly-arrived Major Award.
19th May '17 8:51:42 PM Mdumas43073
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* ItsPronouncedTropay: Inverted when Dad reads the outside of the crate containing his newly-arrived Major Award.

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* ItsPronouncedTropay: ItIsPronouncedTropay: Inverted when Dad reads the outside of the crate containing his newly-arrived Major Award.
19th Apr '17 9:40:18 PM Mdumas43073
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Nine-year-old Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) wants one and ''only'' one thing for Christmas: a BB gun. It's not just any BB gun he wants, either; his heart is set on an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock (and [[BuffySpeak this thing which tells time]]). But his mother, his teacher, and even the [[MallSanta department store Santa]] tell him, in an ever-deepening refrain, "You'll shoot your eye out!" In the meantime, we're treated to numerous amusing episodes involving Ralphie, his parents (Darren [=McGavin=] and Melinda Dillon), his kid brother Randy, and various other inhabitants of Hohman, Indiana.

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Nine-year-old Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) wants one and ''only'' one thing for Christmas: a BB gun. It's not just any BB gun he wants, either; his heart is set on an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock (and [[BuffySpeak this thing which tells time]]). But his mother, his teacher, and even the [[MallSanta department store Santa]] tell him, in an ever-deepening refrain, "You'll shoot your eye out!" In the meantime, we're treated to numerous amusing episodes involving Ralphie, his parents (Darren [=McGavin=] and Melinda Dillon), his kid brother Randy, Randy (Ian Petrella), and various other inhabitants of Hohman, Indiana.
19th Apr '17 9:35:58 PM Mdumas43073
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* {{Retraux}}: Not really overtly so, but the film definitely has a style that's much more like a classic Hollywood production than something from TheEighties, including things like using [[{{Wipe}} Wipes]] and [[IrisOut Iris Outs]] as transitions. Peter Billingsley has said that one time a woman told him he looked like Ralphie but knew he couldn't have been because [[NewerThanTheyThink the movie was made]] in TheForties.
* RewatchBonus: There are a _lot_ of little details going on in this movie that are easy to miss, most of them very funny.

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* {{Retraux}}: Not really overtly so, but the film definitely has a style that's much more like a classic Hollywood production than something from TheEighties, including things like using [[{{Wipe}} Wipes]] and [[IrisOut Iris Outs]] as transitions. Peter Billingsley has said that one time a woman told him he looked like Ralphie but knew he obviously couldn't have been because since [[NewerThanTheyThink the movie was made]] made in TheForties.
the '40s]].
* RewatchBonus: There are a _lot_ ''lot'' of little details going on in this movie that are easy to miss, most of them very funny.
7th Mar '17 9:44:22 PM Randomwaffle23
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** Later {{lampshade}}d in the scene in which Ralphie helps his father change a flat tire. After the nuts get knocked out of the hubcap he was holding, he shouts out "Oh, fudge!!!" Only, as he points out [[{{Narrator}} himself]], he didn't actually say "fudge".
--->"It was ''the'' word! The big one! The queen mother of dirty words... The "[[ClusterFBomb F]]-[[SymbolSwearing dash-dash-dash]]" word!"

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** Later {{lampshade}}d in the scene in which Ralphie helps his father change a flat tire. After the nuts get knocked out of the hubcap he was holding, he shouts out "Oh, fudge!!!" fudge!" Only, as he points out [[{{Narrator}} himself]], he didn't actually say "fudge".
--->"It was ''the'' word! The big one! The queen mother of dirty words... The "[[ClusterFBomb "[[PrecisionFStrike F]]-[[SymbolSwearing dash-dash-dash]]" word!"
15th Feb '17 9:09:30 PM jamespolk
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* AdvertisingCampaigns:
** In 2006 Cingular (now AT&T) ran ads parodying the film. Instead of the 'Red Ryder'/'you'll shoot your eye out' call and response, the commercials had Ralphie ask for a Cingular phone with the call back 'you'll run the bill up, kid!'.
** In 2013 TBS ran ads featuring the cast of ''Series/CougarTown'' parodying scenes from the film (such as the little piggies and the pink bunny scenes) generally after the scenes occurred in the 24 hour marathon, in order to promote ''Town'''s new season starting Jan 7th of the following year.
12th Feb '17 12:36:23 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* PhraseCatcher: Everybody all together now, '''[[color:red:"YOU'LL]] [[color:green:SHOOT]] [[color:red:YOUR]] [[color:green:EYE]] [[color:red:OUT]][[color:green:!!!"]]'''

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* PhraseCatcher: Everybody all together now, '''[[color:red:"YOU'LL]] [[color:green:SHOOT]] [[color:red:YOUR]] [[color:green:EYE]] [[color:red:OUT]][[color:green:!!!"]]'''tells Ralphie, "You'll shoot your eye out!" when he tells them he wants a Red Ryder BB gun.



* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: See PhraseCatcher above.

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* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: See PhraseCatcher above.Everyone, from Ralphie teacher to the crass mall Santa warns Ralphie, "You'll shoot your eye out!"



* TearsOfRemorse: See MyGodWhatHaveIDone.

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* TearsOfRemorse: See MyGodWhatHaveIDone.In Ralphie's fantasy, he dreams that his parents burst into tears in remorse for blinding him with soap.


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* UnReliableNarrator: Ralphie as an adult will sometimes describe things from the naive perspective of his younger self, such as swearing that Scut Farkus had yellow eyes. Ralphie also describes his childhood terror of being "destroyed" by his father, when throughout the film the father is the more indulging parent, while the mother is the disciplinarian.
28th Jan '17 9:02:04 PM Ezclee4050
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* FatSuit: Tedde Moore was pregnant during filming [[note]]the child grew up to be frequent {{Music/Drake}} collaborator [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/40_(producer) 40]][[/note]], so she wore extra padding to hide it and make Miss Shields look more full-figured.

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* FatSuit: Tedde Moore was pregnant during filming [[note]]the child grew up to be frequent {{Music/Drake}} collaborator [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/40_(producer) 40]][[/note]], so she [[HideYourPregnancy wore extra padding to hide it it]] and make Miss Shields look more full-figured.
13th Jan '17 12:55:41 PM Bisected8
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* LiterallyPrizedPossession: The leg lamp is a "major award" that Ralphie's dad wins in a contest and proudly displays in the window. It's a ridiculous lamp, but he prizes it simply because he won it. Also, the Orphan Annie decoder that Ralphie eats so many boxes of cereal for turns out to be nothing but an advertising gimmick, leaving him disillusioned.
7th Jan '17 8:25:31 AM Ezclee4050
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** The man who directs Ralphie and Randy to the back of the line to see Santa is Jean Shepherd.

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** The man who directs Ralphie and Randy to the back of the line to see Santa is Jean Shepherd.Shepherd (and the woman in the red hat next to him is Shepherd's co-writer and RealLife wife Leigh Brown).
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