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(Failure Magazine)   It's the 30th anniversary of 'A Christmas Story'. Green light this link? I double-dog dare you. No, I triple-dog dare ya   (failuremag.com) divider line 28
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2013-11-24 12:10:00 PM  
6 votes:
I've never got more than 20 minutes into this thing and I'm in the right age demographic, I would assume.

My Christmas movie list begins and ends with this guy:

www.cedmagic.com

It holds up because he was the greatest Scrooge ever.
2013-11-24 10:51:38 AM  
5 votes:
I really hate this movie.
2013-11-24 10:58:24 AM  
4 votes:

SecretAgentWoman: I really hate this movie.


That just goes to show you are a bad person!

I mean I HATE Christmas, even I like this movie.
2013-11-24 01:13:33 PM  
2 votes:
The best Xmas movie is Die Hard.
2013-11-24 12:19:00 PM  
2 votes:

Valiente: I've never got more than 20 minutes into this thing and I'm in the right age demographic, I would assume.

My Christmas movie list begins and ends with this guy:

[www.cedmagic.com image 400x300]

It holds up because he was the greatest Scrooge ever.


Begs to differ...
www.cedmagic.com
2013-11-24 12:18:35 PM  
2 votes:

Neeek: ...and the narrator's voice makes me want to stab someone.


Wait, what? Jean Shepherd (the movie is semi-autobiograpical) is a legendary storyteller. It's too bad he's dead, he could read the phone book and make it entertaining.
2013-11-24 11:42:37 AM  
2 votes:

SecretAgentWoman: I really hate this movie.


you're not the only one.  it's an awful movie filled with awful characters, and i'll never understand why anyone likes it.  i mean, i hate adam sandler movies too, but at least i understand why other people like them.  but a christmas story?  i just can't see why anyone would enjoy such a bitter, humorless, painful film.
2013-11-24 11:33:24 AM  
2 votes:

SecretAgentWoman: I really hate this movie.


Thank god I thought I was the only one.  The movie is boring at best.  But then they play it over and over and over.
2013-11-24 10:46:30 PM  
1 votes:

John the Magnificent: The problem is that, to enjoy the movie, you have to be old enough to understand that the world was not created at the same time as the  i-phone.


i grew up in the 80s before there were even computers, and i hated the movie back then.

i think the movie is enjoyed by people who secretly hated their childhood, because the kid in the movie just suffers one terrible setback after another.  santa kicks him in the face.  his parents humiliate him with that stupid bunny costume.  and then he gets his desired gift and promptly hurts himself with it.  their christmas dinner is ruined.  the movie is like a long list of bad childhood memories.  so people who hate their childhood can watch the movie and laugh because they know what it's like.
2013-11-24 09:19:46 PM  
1 votes:
Add Trading Places to the list of favorite Xmas movies.
2013-11-24 03:03:09 PM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Valiente: I've never got more than 20 minutes into this thing and I'm in the right age demographic, I would assume.

My Christmas movie list begins and ends with this guy:

[www.cedmagic.com image 400x300]

It holds up because he was the greatest Scrooge ever.

Without question my favorite Christmas movie ever

/I won't watch any other version




The more I watch Muppet Christmas Carol, the more i realize that that version comes the closest to the "feel" of the original the story. It's the only version I've seen that makes the narrator (gonzo) a character of the story....which is also very apparent in the original work.
2013-11-24 01:38:21 PM  
1 votes:

Knarf: That movie and a Muppets Christmas Carol are the only two Christmas movies that I enjoy the fark out of every year around this time.

Yep, 26 years old and I like the Muppets

/suck it haters


35 years old, and I'm not afraid to admit I teared up during the last Muppets movie. The Muppets defined my childhood, are still awesome, and I can't wait to see the next one.

And The Muppet Christmas Carol is the only version of the story that begins the same as the book, by pointing out that Jacob Marley is dead. I consider The Muppet Christmas Carol to exceed all version but perhaps the Albert Finny version. (The scene in the future in which people were literally dancing on Scrooge's coffin singing "Thank you very much" is, to me, the best Christmas Future scene I've ever watched.)

My wife and I always watch Hogfather on Christmas, and to me it's not Christmas without Death attempting "Ho, ho, ho!"

But if we're talking about the Best Christmas Movie of all time, I have only two words: Die Hard.
2013-11-24 01:06:47 PM  
1 votes:
That movie and a Muppets Christmas Carol are the only two Christmas movies that I enjoy the fark out of every year around this time.

Yep, 26 years old and I like the Muppets

/suck it haters
2013-11-24 12:45:22 PM  
1 votes:
www.dingsbeerblog.com
2013-11-24 12:36:07 PM  
1 votes:

Neeek: 3StratMan: Neeek: 3StratMan: PanicMan: SecretAgentWoman: I really hate this movie.

Thank god I thought I was the only one.  The movie is boring at best.  But then they play it over and over and over.

And yet you just HAVE to let everyone know this on the comment thread, instead of just ignoring it and moving along. And I'm sure you also just HAVE to convey your dislike of the movie as often as possible to as many people that do like the movie as you can.

I guess I am just lucky enough to have an ignore button inside my head, so I can pretty much tune out TV/movies/music that I have a dislike for, and not feel the need to piss on the parade of people who like the things that I don't care for.

Gosh, I can only recall being forced to watch that horrible piece of crap 2 or three times a year for 15 years. My ability to ignore things I was forced to memorize isn't as great as  would hope. The jokes aren't funny, the story is stupid, the characters all deserve to be punched in the junk, and the narrator's voice makes me want to stab someone.

Forced? Really? That speaks volumes about you.

You spend a lot of time in school in the 80s and 90s? I don't recall having a choice about being in class.


Exaggerate much? You can't expect someone to believe that not only did you have a school that had you watch movies (and admittedly my grade school did on occasion), but had you watch the same movie more than once in a school year. Add that supposedly said school system had you watch the same movie multiple times a year every year for 15 years? I call bullshiat. It's ok to not like a movie but you don't need to lie about why.
2013-11-24 12:35:46 PM  
1 votes:

PanicMan: 3StratMan: PanicMan: SecretAgentWoman: I really hate this movie.

Thank god I thought I was the only one.  The movie is boring at best.  But then they play it over and over and over.

And yet you just HAVE to let everyone know this on the comment thread, instead of just ignoring it and moving along. And I'm sure you also just HAVE to convey your dislike of the movie as often as possible to as many people that do like the movie as you can.

I guess I am just lucky enough to have an ignore button inside my head, so I can pretty much tune out TV/movies/music that I have a dislike for, and not feel the need to piss on the parade of people who like the things that I don't care for.

I come here to talk about my opinions on things. I did not insult anyone personally, you are allowed to feel however you feel and post whatever you like. However, I don't understand your apparent anger over the topic. What did I say that was so upsetting to you?


No anger. Not upset. Just find it strange that people like you have to make it a point to tell everyone online your dislike about the things that they like. Myself, I see many, many stories on Fark about things I don't particularly care for in movies and music, and I never once feel the need to jump into the thread to let fans of the subject know how much I dislike what they like. If I was in the presence of a conversation in person with people about something I might not like, I might throw my $0.02 in to the actual conversation, but I just don't feel there is a need to go out of my way to read an article, and then join a thread just to voice my dislike about the subject among people who like the subject. Now if it's a subject I enjoy, then I'll maybe make a comment along with the others who share their enjoyment. But if I don't care for it, I just carry on, and have no need to tell the world.

To each his own, though. Some people just have to biatch about everything.
2013-11-24 12:15:24 PM  
1 votes:

3StratMan: PanicMan: SecretAgentWoman: I really hate this movie.

Thank god I thought I was the only one.  The movie is boring at best.  But then they play it over and over and over.

And yet you just HAVE to let everyone know this on the comment thread, instead of just ignoring it and moving along. And I'm sure you also just HAVE to convey your dislike of the movie as often as possible to as many people that do like the movie as you can.

I guess I am just lucky enough to have an ignore button inside my head, so I can pretty much tune out TV/movies/music that I have a dislike for, and not feel the need to piss on the parade of people who like the things that I don't care for.


I come here to talk about my opinions on things. I did not insult anyone personally, you are allowed to feel however you feel and post whatever you like. However, I don't understand your apparent anger over the topic. What did I say that was so upsetting to you?
2013-11-24 12:13:44 PM  
1 votes:

3StratMan: Neeek: 3StratMan: PanicMan: SecretAgentWoman: I really hate this movie.

Thank god I thought I was the only one.  The movie is boring at best.  But then they play it over and over and over.

And yet you just HAVE to let everyone know this on the comment thread, instead of just ignoring it and moving along. And I'm sure you also just HAVE to convey your dislike of the movie as often as possible to as many people that do like the movie as you can.

I guess I am just lucky enough to have an ignore button inside my head, so I can pretty much tune out TV/movies/music that I have a dislike for, and not feel the need to piss on the parade of people who like the things that I don't care for.

Gosh, I can only recall being forced to watch that horrible piece of crap 2 or three times a year for 15 years. My ability to ignore things I was forced to memorize isn't as great as  would hope. The jokes aren't funny, the story is stupid, the characters all deserve to be punched in the junk, and the narrator's voice makes me want to stab someone.

Forced? Really? That speaks volumes about you.


You spend a lot of time in school in the 80s and 90s? I don't recall having a choice about being in class.
2013-11-24 12:12:54 PM  
1 votes:
"It's SMILING at us"...
www.redstaplerchronicles.com
Deck the horrs with bawrs of horry, fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra!
2013-11-24 12:06:09 PM  
1 votes:
One comment for every year since the movie came out, and not one fah rah rah?  For shame, Fark.
2013-11-24 11:56:40 AM  
1 votes:

3StratMan: PanicMan: SecretAgentWoman: I really hate this movie.

Thank god I thought I was the only one.  The movie is boring at best.  But then they play it over and over and over.

And yet you just HAVE to let everyone know this on the comment thread, instead of just ignoring it and moving along. And I'm sure you also just HAVE to convey your dislike of the movie as often as possible to as many people that do like the movie as you can.

I guess I am just lucky enough to have an ignore button inside my head, so I can pretty much tune out TV/movies/music that I have a dislike for, and not feel the need to piss on the parade of people who like the things that I don't care for.


Gosh, I can only recall being forced to watch that horrible piece of crap 2 or three times a year for 15 years. My ability to ignore things I was forced to memorize isn't as great as  would hope. The jokes aren't funny, the story is stupid, the characters all deserve to be punched in the junk, and the narrator's voice makes me want to stab someone.
2013-11-24 11:53:14 AM  
1 votes:
Do you people just wake up in the morning and say to yourselves "Hey, I'm gonna spend my day on the computer finding threads about things I don't like, and make sure to comment on them to make sure everyone knows how much I dislike what they like?".
2013-11-24 11:47:58 AM  
1 votes:

enderthexenocide: SecretAgentWoman: I really hate this movie.

you're not the only one.  it's an awful movie filled with awful characters, and i'll never understand why anyone likes it.  i mean, i hate adam sandler movies too, but at least i understand why other people like them.  but a christmas story?  i just can't see why anyone would enjoy such a bitter, humorless, painful film.


3.bp.blogspot.com

/hot like that overloaded wall socket
2013-11-24 11:47:38 AM  
1 votes:

SecretAgentWoman: I really hate this movie.


So do I. My wife loves it for some reason.

enderthexenocide: SecretAgentWoman: I really hate this movie.

you're not the only one.  it's an awful movie filled with awful characters, and i'll never understand why anyone likes it.  i mean, i hate adam sandler movies too, but at least i understand why other people like them.  but a christmas story?  i just can't see why anyone would enjoy such a bitter, humorless, painful film.


My wife thinks I am just being a contrarian, but I didn't like one minute of that movie. Just, ugh.
2013-11-24 11:32:38 AM  
1 votes:
My favorite line:

"Daddy's gonna kill Ralphie"

I don't know why but I love that line/scene and then when Ralphie realizes that his mom is going to cover for him.
2013-11-24 11:06:13 AM  
1 votes:
and it's playing at NYC's Empire 25 at 2 pm today.
Getting my ticket now
2013-11-24 11:06:06 AM  
1 votes:
Best Christmas movie ever. Between now and New Year's I'll have it on at least 10 times, and I'll watch it at least twice during the 24 hour marathon.
2013-11-24 09:49:49 AM  
1 votes:
That makes Ralphie...forty-two!

i218.photobucket.com

/You'll throw your back out, kid!
 
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