TEMPLARKNIGHT’S FAVORITE HOLIDAY MOVIES
17. A Christmas Story
I’m throwing this in early because it is SO DAMN OBVIOUS, that building up the suspense is silly.
My mother HATES this movie, as a result, I love it. Or maybe cause and effect are reversed.
Drink more Ovaltine.
I can’t put down my arms.
You’ll shoot your eye out!
OH FFFFFFUUUUUDGE(except I didn’t say fudge!)
Hell, this entire post could just be quoting the entire movie out of sequence. Good idea for the comments section.
This movie was a cult classic that is kind of getting beaten to death. One of the consequences of Nerd culture becoming mainstream is that things are becoming less special. Yes, I will always fight for things I love to be enjoyed by a wider audience, but when that comes at the cost of marketing everything out without understanding what was good about it in the first place, it loses something.
All you need to do is look at the Sequel(s), the musical, the “Live” musical, the 24 hour repeat on TBS, and the f***ing phone ads to see that they are trying to kill it.
Though, it being Christmas, that is what we tend to do. I still enjoy it. It is a nice wholesome reflection of what it is like to be a kid waiting for Christmas and trying to follow what you think the rules are.
Next Time: Sticking to children. Hehe Sticky.