History Film / AChristmasStory

1st Aug '17 2:41:12 AM Uyyy
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: One interpretation of the Chinese restaurant scene suggests the carolers were slipping into JapaneseRanguage on purpose, either to get a rise out of their boss or to cheer up the Parkers after their Christmas dinner was ruined.
18th Jun '17 10:29:57 AM nombretomado
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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 ''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 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, Wiki/ThatOtherWiki, of course.
7th Jun '17 5:54:05 PM snichols1973
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-->'''Ralphie''': Uh, um...

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-->'''Ralphie''': [[HesitationEqualsDishonesty Uh, um...]]
7th Jun '17 5:50:28 PM snichols1973
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* ParentheticalSwearing: Ralphie, when he drops the hubcap full of lug nuts:
-->'''Ralphie''': Oh fuuudge!
-->'''Adult Ralphie''': Only I didn't say ''fudge''; I said '''the''' word, the big one, the queen mother of all dirty words, the "F-*-*-*" word!
-->'''Mr. Parker''' [shocked]: What did you say?
-->'''Ralphie''': Uh, um...
-->'''Mr. Parker''': That's what I thought you said... Get in the car, go on!
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.
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