December 05, 2011
We have less than a month until Christmas, but am I finishing my shopping? (Have I even started my shopping?) Am I baking cookies and making gifts? Am I getting my picture taken with Santa and mailing cards? NOPE! I’m glued to the TV watching all those inspiring, tear-jerking Christmas movies. I love Miracle on 34th Street, Holiday Inn, and even Prancer, but my very favorite is the emotional and heart-wrenching, A Christmas Story.
Ok, so it’s not exactly your black and white, Bing Crosby-singing, watch with your grandparents kind of film, but it’s hilarious and just what you need after a long winter day. When Ralphie’s on the screen trying to convince his parents, teachers, and even Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun is the perfect gift, you know it’s time to relax.
Everyone is certain that he’ll shoot his eye out, and his old man’s so distracted by his "major award" that he’s not much help either. Throughout the movie, Ralphie’s busy proving that a BB gun is much more useful than a football and way better than pink bunny pajamas. While he decodes Little Orphan Annie’s secret messages and avoids the Bumpuses’s dogs, he gets into all kids of trouble and keeps us laughing too.
So, grab a gingerbread cookie, a cup of hot chocolate, and enjoy this holiday classic!
What are some of your favorite holiday movies?
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