Thursday, December 3, 2009

Theater Thursday

Theater Thursday the Christmas Edition is in the home stretch! December is the big month so the big Christmas movies are coming out! This week we're looking at the cult classic A Christmas Story
Made in 1983, Peter Billingsley stars as little Ralphie Parker. All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder air gun. He writes a school report on it, asks his parents for it and makes the trip to see Santa in hopes of getting it. However, everywhere he turns he hears the now famous saying, "You'll shoot your eye out!"

Ralphies' holiday season isn't just filled with thoughts of his Red Ryder but also dealing with a bully, his other presents, cussing in front of his dad and his friend's mishaps. Plus, this is the year the Parker family gets introduced to Christmas Duck!

This movie has so many references it's too much to even write about! A few years ago, 1997 to be exact,Turner Broadcasting System started a 24 hour marathon of A Christmas Story. It
originally started out on TNT but later switched over to TBS. It usually begins the night before on Christmas Eve at 8:00p.m. eastern standard time. Running through till Christmas evening. 

Fun Fact: When the movie was first released it opened to very mixed reviews, most on the negative side. After being in theaters for a short time, the movie disappeared and years later began playing on HBO before finding it's home on cable tv. 

Fun Fact 2: A sequel was made in the 1990's called My Summer Vacation. 

If you've never seen this movie then you're surely missing out! Don't worry...you've got 24 hours this year to catch up on all you've been missing out on. 

Don't forget to check your local listings to see when it starts this year in your town and on what local channel number. 

                   PS: I couldn't help but share the pink bunny costume and Leg     Lamp. Who wouldn't want either one of those??!?!!?










18 comments:

Mrs. Smith said...

my husband's family watches this together every christmas. it's crazy how they know EVERY SINGLE WORD! i think one of them even owns the leg lamp...

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I don't think I have ever watched this movie from beginning to end in one sitting. It's always bits and pieces I catch on tv on Christmas day! :)

MG said...

This is one of my favorite Christmas movies!

J.L.S. said...

Seriously one of my favorite Christmas movies ever. When I heard that my husband had never seen it, I bought a copy and shipped it to Iraq just so he wouldn't miss out on one of my favorite parts of Christmas!

jenn said...

woo-hoo!!
my favorite christmas movie ever!!!

and

the leg lamp is a 'gag' gift this year....

Carrie said...

Can you believe that as much as this one has been played on cable I've NEVER seen it? I know, I know. I can hardly believe that one myself. ;)

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

I have to say this is one of my LEAST favorite movies of all times.
But I can't fault you for enjoying it or featuring it for that matter either. I still love you! :)

rena said...

This is def one of my favs! My mom and i always watch it!

SS said...

This one is the best... it's one that my family watches every year and like Mrs. Smith said above, the family can act out pretty much the entire flick!

We actually watched this at Thanksgiving & I can't wait to get back to them for Christmas.

Good pick.

Annie said...

i LOVE this movie!!! i am one of those people that choses to watch it on repeat on TNT on christmas eve! love it!! my fiance, well he doesn't like it :(

~KS said...

Can you even believe my friend has NOT seen this movie?? We're pretty sure she's not American... and has been living under a rock for her entire life.

Jessie said...

Best. Christmas. Movie. EVER.

Katie said...

this is one of my favorites! Great pick!

Justine said...

I love this movie!! :)

Erin said...

My favorite Christmas movie! I had no idea ir was unpopular back in the day. How could you not love it?!?

Karren said...

Love that movie! The house used in the movie is an hour or so away from my husband's hometown. We went to it this past summer.. it was really neat!

Laura and Ryan said...

Christmas wasn't Christmas growing up without watching this movie! I love when the little boy gets his tongue stuck on the flag pole...haha!

ChloƩ said...

sorry i keep commenting but i just can't help it! i am watching this as we speak! its on TNT :) we also just bought it the other day and watched it but i can't get sick of it. my dad a miniature version of the leg lamp and the dad and it talks. it is awesome!