The movie A Christmas Story is a major part of our holiday traditions. Ralphie, Flick, Schwartz, Farkus, and yes…even the Bumpuses’ dogs are more familiar to our boys than Dasher, Prancer, or Comet could ever hope to be.
We have watched the movie as we’ve decorated our tree every year since the boys were knee high to an elf. (Ok, there was that one year when we had too much eggnog and decided that we’d give Polar Express a try instead, but we kindly refer to that as the “Christmas Debacle of 2005”)
Of course we know every line by heart now, and we use dialogue from the film in every possible holiday situation. Every time a package arrives in December, we always shake and declare it to be “fru-gee-lay.” We can’t even listen to Deck the Halls without chiming in with the correct pronunciation of the chorus: Fa-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-rah. And no dinner that includes mashed potatoes can be finished without someone doing the piggy noise.
It’s just OUR movie. I can’t explain why. We just GET IT.
So with our new Blu-Ray barely a month out of the box, we knew what our family Christmas present to each other was going to be. The ULTIMATE COLLECTORS EDITION of…A Christmas Story!! Not only did it include the beautiful, crystal clear Blu-Ray quality film, but an incredible bonus…
A STRING OF LEG LAMP LIGHTS FOR THE CHRISTMAS TREE!!!
You have no idea how much fun it was to add “the soft glow of electric sex” to our beautiful tree this year!!
I dare you to figure out a more fun way to celebrate the big day…in fact, I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU…
(Note: If you have recently returned as a POW from Vietnam, then you have a valid excuse for not understanding anything about this post. Otherwise, there is no credible reason I will accept for not having seen this movie multiple times.)