A Christmas Story (1983)
A Christmas Story Quote: “It was all over – I was dead. What would it be? The guillotine? Hanging? The chair? The rack? The Chinese water torture? Hmmph. Mere child’s play compared to what surely awaited me.!” – Ralphie
What goes great with a holiday hangover? How about a scathing edition of Shat The Movies? “A Christmas Story (1983) is quoted, celebrated, immortalized, worshiped, and even has its own museum in Cleveland. After careful review, we don’t understand why. Kick the year off angry with one of our most explosive podcasts to date.
Plot Summary: “A Christmas Story Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a “Red Ryder air rifle.” Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.
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