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(Mental Floss)   Watching TBS's endless loop of "A Christmas Story" today? If so, here are 25 things to watch for to make your holiday obsession even more obsessive. Oh fuuuuuuuuudge   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 74
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2013-12-25 04:08:26 PM

Grey Street: AbiNormal: Has anyone seen Flick?

Flick? Flick who?


Well, he was at recess, wasn't he?
 
2013-12-25 04:11:37 PM

AbiNormal: Winterlight: dccc: lifeboat: Winterlight: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: best xmas movie, evar,
Melinda Dillon was so hot

She was much hotter in Close Encounters.

/getoffmylawn.jpg

Huh.  I never knew that was her.  Cool.

Yes, but she was hottest in Slap Shot, or at least she was most naked in Slap Shot.

Like a pair of pencil erasers.

/bunk time

You'll poke your eye out kid.


Laughter OL
 
2013-12-25 04:49:13 PM
To save the curious a little time ("Melinda Dillon" in "Slap Shot"):

http://d2rights.blogspot.com/2011/08/yes-more-nude-scenes-by-quirky. ht ml

NSFW, and you'll have to scroll through plenty of [other] topless screen caps, but I hope you won't mind too much.
 
2013-12-25 05:47:36 PM

Winterlight: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: best xmas movie, evar,
Melinda Dillon was so hot

She was much hotter in Close Encounters.

/getoffmylawn.jpg


Still not-too-shabby in Harry and the Hendersons.
 
2013-12-25 07:17:09 PM

CipollinaFan: I am under 35 and grew up playing video games and I enjoy the movie more so than any other Christmas movie.

/Stop generalizing my generation.


Can you state that as an image macro and post it to reddit?
 
2013-12-25 07:41:34 PM

rudemix: Just the dad is worth it. McGavin was perfect all the way down to when he turns his head and rubs his chin when the bartering begins for the tree.


For the rest of his life, people came up to him and said, "You were just like my dad!"

Sure reminds me of my Dad, too.
 
2013-12-25 08:13:37 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Liking that movie very much depends on how old you are.  I doubt if anybody under the age of 35 has any resonance with it at all.


Not here to trash it. I can't; never seen it. I do like Darrin McGavin, though. Maybe I'll give it a shot. Next Xmas.
//way over 35
 
2013-12-25 08:20:20 PM

John Buck 41: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Liking that movie very much depends on how old you are.  I doubt if anybody under the age of 35 has any resonance with it at all.

Not here to trash it. I can't; never seen it. I do like Darrin McGavin, though. Maybe I'll give it a shot. Next Xmas.
//way over 35


Oh, I see Melinda Dillon is in it. She was even pretty damn good-looking in 1999s Magnolia. Ok, I'm in.
 
2013-12-25 08:24:37 PM

CipollinaFan: I am under 35 and grew up playing video games and I enjoy the movie more so than any other Christmas movie.

/Stop generalizing my generation.


^THIS!

/33
 
2013-12-25 08:54:55 PM
We always have it on during Christmas Eve/Christmas Day (something in the background) and maybe catch the whole movie over the course of the day. I also own the DVD and we'll break it out maybe once or twice the rest of the year. Started collecting the "A Christmas Story" village last year. Have Ralphie's house, Chop Suey Palace and a half dozen or so "scenes" and I have a full-scale Leg Lamp.
/our 7 yr old just discovered the joy of this movie this year. Laughs his little butt off during the Flick/Flagpole scene and the visit to Santa
//Wife was born in '83 and grew up watching it.
///Do we like the movie? Meh, it's ok ;)
 
2013-12-25 09:16:28 PM
A lot of their "mistakes" are based on their guess in which year it takes place. When I was 13 years old, our car club was tapped to provide the cars driving around downtown (Cleveland) and my father took our 1947 Cadillac Series 62 convertible to the filming, which took place like at 3 AM and just drove in a pattern around the square to make it look busy (although I've never been able to spot our car anywhere in the film). My father griped endlessly about driving the car in the snow and slush, although I seem to recall that old Cadillac's under-seat heaters were effective and my brother and I were pretty cozy under a blanket in the back seat (it was 3 AM after all). There were other post-war cars in the shoot as well, including the sheriff who shows up to detach Flick from the pole, who is driving a '47 or '48 Chevrolet. And while I don't know that the director or other people were really paying attention to the exact year of each old car, I just always assumed that it took place like in the late '40s. That wipes about 5 of their "mistakes" from the list right there. And since we don't really know, well, it's not really a mistake now is it?
 
2013-12-25 10:35:35 PM

AbiNormal: Winterlight: dccc: lifeboat: Winterlight: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: best xmas movie, evar,
Melinda Dillon was so hot

She was much hotter in Close Encounters.

/getoffmylawn.jpg

Huh.  I never knew that was her.  Cool.

Yes, but she was hottest in Slap Shot, or at least she was most naked in Slap Shot.

Like a pair of pencil erasers.

/bunk time

You'll poke your eye out kid.


crap...too late to say it. first thing that came to mind.
 
2013-12-25 10:39:00 PM

Mugato: The Blues Brothers is on VH1.


Its 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark.... and we are wearing sunglasses.
 
2013-12-25 10:48:19 PM
Had it on this morning. All I want to know is how the pack of dogs magically come in the front door, run past dad to the kitchen and then magically open the back door to get out?! It's been driving me crazy all day.
 
2013-12-25 10:57:51 PM

AliasSally: Had it on this morning. All I want to know is how the pack of dogs magically come in the front door, run past dad to the kitchen and then magically open the back door to get out?! It's been driving me crazy all day.


It was in the script.
 
2013-12-25 11:09:03 PM
Like this list/thread better than the other one, though it went kinda nit-picky for the sake of 25ness.  The hinge on Ralphie's specs? Fer REALZ LOL !?!??!?!11!!

And, you Farkers have done a fine job of re-defining the film's time-setting as only vaguely defined.  Especially JerkStore's very CSB.

That said, I decided today, all on my own, after (41) having seen it COUNTLESS times in whole or in part, that there most definitely should not have been black kids in class.

So, TFA at least verified one thing for me!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
 
2013-12-25 11:18:54 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Liking that movie very much depends on how old you are.  I doubt if anybody under the age of 35 has any resonance with it at all.


Which is weird, because my wife that didn't grow up in this country understood the themes just fine.

maybe kids are just dumber now
 
2013-12-26 01:37:51 AM
Don't Tongue the Reaper! I had never seen it until my early 30s. It was amusing. I won't watch it again.

You're thinking of "Schindler's List"

/both "Blues Brothers" & "Christmas Story"(Hammond, IN) take place in Chicago & its suburbs...
 
2013-12-26 09:13:43 AM
When I watch A Christman Story, I keep thinking how different it would have been if Jack Nicholson was the dad. He was up for the part but asked for way too much money.
 
2013-12-26 09:30:22 AM
SONSABIATCHES!!!!!

BUMPASSES!!!!!!
 
2013-12-26 09:33:12 AM

szyska: Jack Nicholson was the dad.


it would have sucked, it would have made him the focus of the film, and the character would have suffered because it wouldn't have been "Ralphie's dad", it would have been Jack.
 
2013-12-26 11:14:28 AM

frepnog: szyska: Jack Nicholson was the dad.

it would have sucked, it would have made him the focus of the film, and the character would have suffered because it wouldn't have been "Ralphie's dad", it would have been Jack.


I know Jack would have taken over the movie but part of me wanted to see it just because.... I mean think of the spoofing from The Shining that could have happened. Ralph and his dear old dad out in the snow changing tires. Ralph drops the lug nuts and swears then Jack shoots him a look like he's just spent all day typing "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
 
2013-12-26 11:34:27 AM

frepnog: szyska: Jack Nicholson was the dad.

it would have sucked, it would have made him the focus of the film, and the character would have suffered because it wouldn't have been "Ralphie's dad", it would have been Jack.


mcgavin did a perfect job with a lot of little gestures and looks. The mannerisms of a lot of our fathers
 
2013-12-26 01:39:15 PM
It is still 100X better then the holiday movies on lifetime and hallmark.
 
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