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Movie Series - Christmas Story, A

This topic is about the legendary 1983 Christmas movie, "A Christmas Story"(where "You'll shoot your eye out" came from), and its lesser-known sequel, "My Summer Story", which was made in 1994. While only one actress (Tedde Moore) from the original movie actually retained her role in the sequel, the original movie's characters (such as Ralphie and Randy) still exist in the sequel.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Summer_Story
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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 Schwartz is punished Ralphie lies about learning "fudge" from him
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 The sequel. Waited too long to do one.
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5 Unboned Ralphie clobbers the bully
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6 Christmas Marathon Can't Think of Other Programming
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7 There was a sequel!?!?! First time Im hearing about this
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1 @cartooner that sequel of that famous movie was reviewed on wrestlecrap.com go find it or google it! -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on September 13, 2013, 10:48 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I recently found out that a sequel to A Christmas Story was released just a few months ago. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on December 24, 2012, 3:03 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 As for the Schwartz thing- yeah in reality, that would be a rotten ting for a kid to do (and sometimes kids do rotten things, even kids who turn out to be pretty decent adults). However, I never ever, in the number of times I have seen this film, gotten the impression that the narrator ('Adult Ralphie'- who was, BTW, played by Jean Shepherd himself) was truly "defending", as an adult, what he did as a kid. If anything, I got the distinct impression he was just being facetious about HIMSELF. That's just my take on that particular bit. Regardless, I still like the movie. No, it certainly wasn't a 'shoulda got an Oscar' project, but it's fun (in small doses that is- I am WITH everyone who says that 'A Christmas Story' certainly doesn't rank 24 hour marathon showings like we seen to see somewhere virtually every Christmas) and it has a nostalgic quality to it that takes me back to much simpler times in my own life. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on December 12, 2011, 9:56 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I will say this. I'm looking at this movie in a new way now thanks to recent comments. Or at least I will when I see it 5 times in a row on Christmas like I do every year. It's a family thing, don't ask. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on December 11, 2011, 2:41 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Well, we just feel awful for Schwartz. Harsh punishment when he was innocent. Anyhow, I too cheered on Ralphie when he taught Farkus a lesson he'll never forget. If blaming Schwartz was when it boned, I can safely say it unboned when he gave Farkus his. And, though she squealed to Schwartz's mom, Ralphie's mom spared Ralphie REAL punishment from his dad for the bully fight, so she redeemed herself as well. Despite every bad event, a good event undoes it. We were sad for Ralphie when everyone told him he can't have his rifle, but happy for him when finally he got it. We were sad the turkey was ruined by the dogs, but happy when they had a great time and a duck dinner ("it's smiling at us!") at the Chinese restaurant. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on December 10, 2011, 11:22 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Wow. Just- wow. And here I thought this was just some silly little Christmas movie from the early 80's where the adult narrator was recollecting a fondly remembered bygone Christmas where he was telling it from the POV of being a kid (but tempering it somewhat with the clarity of middle age). -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on December 9, 2011, 9:26 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 So let me get this straight. Not only was the wrong guy identified as the victim, but it was actually Ralphie's MOM at fault and the worst thing Ralphie can be accused of is not setting the record straight? Now I've seen the movie numerous times too and not once did I ever get upset over this. Is there something wrong with me? Or did I spend too much effort cheering on Ralphie when he gave the bully what he deserved? Hmmm... -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on December 9, 2011, 3:05 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Speak of the devil, it was on TCM recently. Turns out I messed up: it was Flick, not Schwartz, whose tongue was stuck on the pole (intriguingly, it was Schwartz who dared him into doing it). And since I had captions on, I was able to figure out the conversation over the phone: Ralphie's mom asked, "do you know where he learned it?" and Schwartz's mother accurately replied, "He must have learned it from your husband!" The reply was "NO! He learned it from your son!" Thus vindicating my claim that she wouldn't accept pinning the blame on her husband. And Dolfan, you're right, there are worse people who really deserve getting ripped up. Trust us, this is just an admonition. Nothing compared to how we feel against real-life villains. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on December 8, 2011, 6:50 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
9 Wow...of all the tings wrong with this world and the people responsible for them, you guys choose to vent your anger at Ralphie from A Christmas Story??? You'd think he was worse than Hitler and Bin Laden combined judging from these comments!!! Me, I prefer to save my righteous indignation for the people actually ruining America in real life. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on December 6, 2011, 6:42 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
10 That is true. The whole deal with Schwartz would really make you think, is today's generation a bunch of heathens like old people want us to think, or were they really the bad ones?!? -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on December 6, 2011, 6:24 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
11 It's despicable how he has no regrets scapegoating Schwartz. I mean, over the phone, Ralphie could hear the phone shrieking "WHAT?! WHAAT??!" followed by sounds of smacking and Schwartz crying as he pleaded, "What did I do, Ma?" because it was so loud (watch carefully, and you'll see Ralphie's mom pulls the phone from her ear). It should have triggered a massive wave of guilt in Ralphie. What further makes this despicable is earlier, Schwartz was triple-dog-dared into sticking his tongue on a pole and LEFT THERE. Schwartz pleaded with Ralphie to come back. He didn't because "the bell rang!" Nobody bothered to tell the teacher what happened and ask her to help him. It wasn't until the teacher asked where he is that he finally got help. After being rescued, he didn't reveal who dared him into doing it, because he had a sense of honor. Ralphie pins "fudge" on Schwartz, knowing full well he's already been through enough. Hopefully, I'm not putting too much thought into this. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on December 6, 2011, 10:28 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
12 Interesting points, Robert. Yeah, Ralphie's mom buried her head up to her ankles not wanting to deal with needing to pull out the planks in her eyes while dissing the neighbors' splinters! While I could understand but not condone a child lying under those conditions, I still maintain it was horrible that even as an ADULT narrator, he still had no regrets or remorse for his cowardice in frame Schwartz! And I dislike this movie very much! No surprise the 'star's' ex-great-aunt Barbara got her immortality ensured via June Cleaver but few folks remember anything about him despite starring in this movie. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on December 3, 2011, 4:42 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 I'll probably get slammed but...I like it. Not LOVE, but just LIKE. But I agree about Ralphie pinning the blame on Schwartz. How I HATE, then and now, how his mother beats the living tar out of him for a petty crime which he didn't commit (yes, it was a beating, not a spanking: WAY too many strikes to be a "spanking"). It's not like Ralphie was beaten up when he swore. And his mother's apparently missing a few brains cells. "My husband swears like a sailor and Ralphie just used the F word...hmmm...I wonder who he learned it from?" When I was young, I asked why Ralphie didn't just take the soap out of his mouth and tell his mother, "NO! Wait! Schwartz didn't teach me that word!" I was told, "back then, if your mom put soap in your mouth, you don't DARE spit it out". Then again, it might not have mattered. If he said he learned it from his Dad, she may have punished him for blaming her husband. She needed a scapegoat, and when Ralphie fingered Schwartz, everything was perfect. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on December 1, 2011, 12:58 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 I admit it's a kinda corny movie, but I still say its good enough to at least tolerate it during the holidays. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on December 1, 2011, 6:28 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
15 I don't hate this movie, but I've always found it extremely overrated and especially not worthy of the 24 hours of airtime it gets on TBS every year. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on November 30, 2011, 11:03 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
16 Jp, I agree- and I hated that Ralphie framed a friend by wrongly accusing him of dropping an 'f-bomb' and as an adult STILL didn't regret it but kept trying to justify his cowardice. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 30, 2011, 9:29 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
17 I absolutely hate this movie. I always have. This is one Christmas movie that will NEVER get air time in my home. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on November 29, 2011, 9:50 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
18 -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on December 1, 2010, 8:52 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
19 -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on December 1, 2010, 8:52 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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