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Every year, my whole family gets together sometime before Christmas day. We gather in the family room, with the tree glowing in the corner, order some Chinese food, and watch A Christmas Story. It doesn't matter that we all know all the words, or that we've all seen it dozens of times before - in fact, it makes it even better. We all laugh at 'Mommie's little piggy' and the pink bunny suit, at the furnace fighting and the traumatic Santa episode. Together. It's not just our Christmas movie, it's part of the family.

Date: 2011-12-14 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wytchcroft.livejournal.com
hope you're feeling better by then :))

Date: 2011-12-14 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] browncoat-2x2.livejournal.com
That makes two of us!
I *may* be on the upswing now, I feel a bit better today... but then I get waves when I feel crappy...

I get waves when I feel crappy..

Date: 2011-12-14 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wytchcroft.livejournal.com
yep - that'll mess up a latrine real quick.

Re: I get waves when I feel crappy..

Date: 2011-12-14 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wytchcroft.livejournal.com
oh was i mishearing you?
crabby (kr b ). adj. crab·bi·er, crab·bi·est Informal. Grouchy; ill-tempered. crab bi· ly adv. crab bi·ness n. crabby [ˈkræbɪ]. adj -bier, -biest. bad-tempered. crabby



*my laugh is - well you know the rest of that singlong! :)*
Edited Date: 2011-12-14 10:27 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-12-14 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elizalavelle.livejournal.com
I keep meaning to watch that movie, maybe this year will be the year :)

Date: 2011-12-14 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] browncoat-2x2.livejournal.com
WHAT!!!?!!?! You haven't seen A Christmas Story!!!!! That's crazy! You've got to see it!

Date: 2011-12-15 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elizalavelle.livejournal.com
I've seen parts of it... but it's never really interested me. I wonder if it's one of those things that you have to see when you're younger to really love? I feel like such a grinch for not loving it lol.

Date: 2011-12-15 03:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jackwabbit.livejournal.com
I didn't see it until I was an adult, and I love it.

No way my mother would let me watch that movie. She was ultra strict about stuff like that. Yet I love this movie like I love oxygen. It's wonderful for me! That said, it's not for everyone. It's one of those things that resonates with some folks and not with others. No worries. To each their own and all that.

Date: 2011-12-15 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] browncoat-2x2.livejournal.com
LOL, my parents made SURE we watched it! hehehe

Date: 2011-12-15 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jackwabbit.livejournal.com
I saw part of it once, but my mom shut it off.

No cursing, no sex, and no violence of any kind was allowed if my mom could help it. (As we grew, she did amend, and she always allowed the stupid stuff, like The A-Team, etc - turns out that like most Americans, she can overlook violence first but she still gets her panties in a twist over a supposed "dirty word.") It was crazytown. And my mom simply doesn't get irony. I mean, no concept. And when you throw in the fact that A Christmas Story is all secular and shit? No way! As I like to say, I was raised in a religious household, and it took me a long time to overcome that. ;)

Date: 2011-12-15 02:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] browncoat-2x2.livejournal.com
It just might not be your thing. Like [livejournal.com profile] jackwabbit says, it resonates with some, and not with others. My parents loved it when they saw it in the theatre, so it just depends. Someday, watch it all the way through, and you might enjoy it more :)

Date: 2011-12-15 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jackwabbit.livejournal.com
I tried to get a British friend to watch it, with the caveat that it might be entirely "too Americana" for Brits, and while she made it through, she thought it was the dumbest thing she'd ever seen. She simply didn't get it. It happens.

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