History Film / AChristmasStory

10th May '18 7:12:24 AM hullflyer
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The Old Man.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The Old Man. He's gruff and cynical, but he's the one who [[spoiler:gets Ralphie the Red Ryder gun that he wants so much, despite literally every other person Ralphie mentions it to telling him [[RunningGag "You'll shoot your eye out!]]]]
24th Mar '18 1:45:28 PM Mdumas43073
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* NostalgicNarrator: Voiced by Jean Shepherd himself.

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* NostalgicNarrator: Voiced Adult Ralphie, voiced by Jean Shepherd himself.
28th Jan '18 11:04:51 AM nombretomado
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** ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' pops up from time to time, understandable considering the time period the film is set in as well as the fact [[MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] is responsible for both films.

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** ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' pops up from time to time, understandable considering the time period the film is set in as well as the fact [[MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] {{Creator/MGM}} is responsible for both films.
27th Jan '18 10:16:09 PM MoPete
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* LemonyNarrator

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* LemonyNarratorLemonyNarrator: Considering the narrator is Ralph, looking back at the events of his childhood from years later, this isn't surprising.
3rd Jan '18 7:07:33 AM ClintEastwood
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* AllThereInTheScript: The shooting script for the film reveals that the old man's first name is Frank. No first name is provided for Mrs Parker. The book "A Christmas Story Treasury" by Tyler Schwarz includes a facsimile of the Western Union telegram announcing that Mr Parker is the recipient of a major award. The telegram is addressed to Frank Parker.
2nd Jan '18 3:30:38 PM ClintEastwood
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** Zigzagged with Schwartz. He doesn't suffer consequences for triple dog daring Flick into getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole since Flick refused to tell the teacher who put him up to it (though it seems like the teacher knows it had to be either him or Ralphie). On the other hand, while it is unconnected to the previous incident,Schwartz later gets an unexpected beating from his mother when [[spoiler: Ralphie falsely tells his mother that he learned the F word from Schwartz instead of his father, which also makes his father a KarmaHoudini]].

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** Zigzagged with Schwartz. He doesn't suffer consequences for triple dog daring Flick into getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole since Flick refused to tell the teacher who put him up to it (though it seems like the teacher knows it had to be either him or Ralphie). On the other hand, while it is unconnected to the previous incident,Schwartz incident, Schwartz later gets an unexpected beating from his mother when [[spoiler: Ralphie falsely tells his mother that he learned the F word from Schwartz instead of his father, which also makes his father a KarmaHoudini]].
25th Dec '17 7:26:40 PM BNSF1995
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* AdaptationalExpansion: Mrs. Schwartz, in the original film, was only heard as a voice over the phone. Here, she appears in person, and plays an expanded role with a song about hanukkah, going as far as to tell Ralphie the dreaded "You'll shoot your eye out!" line when he states his desire for the BB gun.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: After the singers at the Chinese restaurant perform "Deck the Halls" in perfect harmony and diction (rather than the AsianSpeekeeEngrish version from the original film), the Old Man comments that that's not what he expected (the owner of the restaurant even asks, "What ''were'' you expecting?" in a passive-agressive tone).

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: After the singers at the Chinese restaurant perform "Deck the Halls" in perfect harmony and diction (rather than the AsianSpeekeeEngrish version from the original film), the Old Man comments that that's not what he expected (the owner of the restaurant even asks, "What ''were'' you expecting?" in a passive-agressive tone). An example of a JustifiedTrope, as keeping the original scene would raise the ire of civil rights groups and media watchdogs.
24th Dec '17 9:29:08 PM ZoeKitten84
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** Discussed by the narrotor: "What kind of parents would name their kid 'Scut?' Still, I had to admit, the name suited him."

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** Discussed by the narrotor: narrator: "What kind of parents would name their kid 'Scut?' Still, I had to admit, the name suited him."
24th Dec '17 7:43:29 PM Doryna
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* MallSanta: Bigbee's mall Santa and his elf helpers are particularly disgruntled, either because all of the children scream when placed on his laugh or as the cause of it.

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* MallSanta: Bigbee's mall Santa and his elf helpers are particularly disgruntled, either because all of the children scream when placed on his laugh lap or as the cause of it.
22nd Dec '17 7:45:51 AM CASCHero
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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 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 ScreenToStageAdaptation went to Broadway that same year, followed by another national tour the next holiday season. A live telecast of that same musical aired on Fox in December 2017. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Christmas_Story:_The_Musical Information can be found on]] Wiki/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 a perennial holiday favorite. It eventually spawned a play, as well as two "sequels": 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 ScreenToStageAdaptation went to Broadway that same year, followed by another national tour the next holiday season. A live telecast of that same musical aired on Fox in December 2017. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Christmas_Story:_The_Musical Information can be found on]] Wiki/ThatOtherWiki, of course.
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