You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, KidI heard the nicest thing on As It Happens the other day, something that kicked off the Christmas season for me and reminded me that sometimes life turns out as it should.
Turns out that someone who loves A Christmas Story even more than I do has purchased the house in Cleveland where the film was shot and restored it to the original state that you see in the film. He also purchased the house across the street from it, which now serves as A Christmas Story museum.
And the whole thing was financed throught the sale of Red Rider Leg Lamps!
A Christmas Story is a film which I must watch every December. It is heartwarming and nostalgic. It is sentimental while still being hilarious, which is a really difficult feat to pull off.
I still remember the first time I saw A Christmas Story. I was in grad school and my friend Darryll and I were invited to our other friend, Teri's, house for a turkey dinner prior to us all going our seperate ways for the holidays. Teri and her husband Steve had sold their house and were living in a tiny townhouse while they were building their new home. Plus they had a month-old baby. But they still had the energy to invite a couple of starving students over for a homecooked meal, which we gobbled down while squeezed into the miniscule kitchen. After stuffing ourselves, we waddled over to the living room to plop onto the couch and veg in front of the tv. We watched A Christmas Story and laughed ourselves sick (well, the excessive turkey probably contributed).
Every year since then I have to watch it at least once.
But if you've only got 30 seconds to spare, you can watch the bunnies' version on Angry Alien.