This year is the 25th anniversary of one of the best, the BEST I say, Christmas movies ever made. Is it "White Christmas" you ask? No, it isn't White Christmas although that is one of my all time favorites. Is it "It's A Wonderful Life"? No not that one either. It is "A Christmas Story.
Yes, this is just about my favorite Christmas movie. I will admit it. I will also admit that the first time I saw it, on the first "official" date with my husband (no he wasn't my husband then, pay attention would you), I thought it was one of the stupidest movies that I had ever seen. He just raved about how it had been filmed in Cleveland where he was living and he laughed through the whole thing. I politely twittered and wondered how long this thing would last. I wanted to go bowling.
Well, I put A Christmas Story out of my mind for years. It was just something we had done that first date in December 1983. I didn't ever have to go there again. And then, some time in the 1990's, the movie was shown on TV and that was all she wrote for me. My word, this was genius! It was one of the most hilarious movies that I had ever seen. Genius I tell you. The girls were hooked with the first watching. They had drunk the kool aide and gladly.
Now, you need to know something about our family. We are a movie quotes family. We just sprinkle those little bon mots all over the place. A Christmas Story is one of our favorites for quotes. You never know when one of them is going to pop up in the course of conversation, it doesn't even have to be Christmas.
So again this year, as in many years past, we will watch "A Christmas Story". TBS does us the enormous favor of having their "24 Hours of A Christmas Story" which we indulge in. And of course we also have it on DVD for the other times we might want to watch it. It is just addictive.
So power up the DVD player or wait until Christmas Eve and watch "A Christmas Story". You will never be the same again. Come over to the dark side, we have cookies, and Red Rider BB guns, and leg lamps and all manner of things. Come on, you know you want to.