On the ninth day of Advent, our activity was to see "A Christmas Story" at the local theater.
There are any number of classic Christmas movies and shows. Amanda grew up with "Frosty the Snowman", "Rudolph", "A Muppet Christmas Carol", and "It's a Wonderful Life." Nick had "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", "A Christmas Story", and more recently the scene from "Female Trouble" where Divine assaults her parents for failing to buy her cha-cha heels.
Nick would like to note that his family watched "A Christmas Story" long before it became a 24-hour-a-day event. Despite seeing it dozens of times, it still inspires great joy to hear Jean Shepherd's poetic narration, feel nostalgic for a bygone era of American life, and see Ralphie in his ridiculous outfit.
|No, not the bunny suit. We're talking about his bedazzled cowboy ensemble.|