Monday, December 18, 2006

What We're Watching - A Christmas Story.

This weekend I had a chance to watch one of my favorite holiday movies, A Christmas Story base upon the Jean Shepherd novel "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash." A humorous, nostalgic look back upon growing up in the 1940's and according to my Aunt, dead on accurate in the movies feel for the time period and who am I to argue with her? My favorite scenes involve Dad's leg lamp and everything involving the bloodhounds from next door!

Summary of film: In 1940s Indiana, nine-year-old Ralphie dreams of his ideal Christmas gift: a genuine Red Ryder 200-shot carbine action air rifle. But when gruff dad and doting mom regularly respond with "You'll shoot your eye out!" Ralphie mounts a full-scale Santa-begging campaign. He encounters a slew of calamities from snowsuit paralysis to the dreaded tongue-on-a-frozen-flagpole gambit.

So enjoy watching A Christmas Story, but please enjoy responsibly as we wouldn't want you to shoot your eye out!

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