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Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it! 5852

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Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« on: December 23, 2009, 12:17:20 AM »
"A Christmas Story"  I don't get it!!!  Why does it need to be shown for 24 hours on Christmas Eve and what is the obsession with this film???  Ok, yes it's funny.  Yes, I enjoy watching it once or twice at Christmas time because it's like a tradition (Like watching Frosty or Rudolph or Miracle on 34th Street) but SERIOUSLY!  What is the fascination with this movie????   :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh And before anyone suggests it...I know I don't have to watch it but my sis will not let anything but that be on during Christmas Eve.  Wow!  :D

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 12:31:33 AM »
because it's "cheap" to play and "It's A Wonderful Life" has been bought by NBC and they only play it once a year (with commercials and commentary YUCK!) and TNT is trying to make a new cult loving following similar to that.

remember when It's A Wonderful Life" was played as much? it was great, now many young-lings don't even know what it is. NBC sucks!! and killed a great movie and tradition.

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 12:40:42 AM »
could be worse, could be  White Christmas, or  The Wizard of Oz at least Christmas Story isn't 60+ years old
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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 12:48:07 AM »
I don't think it's intended for a "marathon" viewing...more like a movie with a ton of funny scenes people can stop and watch for a few minutes at a time while hanging around a party.

I've seen it once and thought it was good...but I have no urge to sit and watch it again..it doesn't have the lasting enjoyment for me films like First Blood and The Thing have :D

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 01:11:15 AM »
Let's all gather around the tree and watch Toxic Avenger >:D

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2009, 01:34:23 AM »
Something something something dark side

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2009, 01:36:21 AM »
Something something something dark side

How is it, Whoey?  I need both Blue Harvest movies.  I'm just wondering what they'll do for Return of the Jedi now. XD
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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009, 01:37:34 AM »
I have yet to watch it... only seen the trailer, but since the holidays start here now... probably watch it within the next couple days

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009, 01:47:52 AM »
I don't recall having seen it

But, Christmas Vacation, there is a classic movie :D :cheers:



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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2009, 07:28:00 AM »
I like the movie. But don't watch it every year.

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009, 08:50:13 AM »
I don't recall having seen it

But, Christmas Vacation, there is a classic movie :D :cheers:

was on the other day, classic, still love the first one , and even call our estate car the family truckstar  :rofl:im such a dork  :D

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2009, 10:56:56 AM »
"A Christmas Story"  I don't get it!!!  Why does it need to be shown for 24 hours on Christmas Eve and what is the obsession with this film???  Ok, yes it's funny.  Yes, I enjoy watching it once or twice at Christmas time because it's like a tradition (Like watching Frosty or Rudolph or Miracle on 34th Street) but SERIOUSLY!  What is the fascination with this movie????   :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh And before anyone suggests it...I know I don't have to watch it but my sis will not let anything but that be on during Christmas Eve.  Wow!  :D

I'm pretty sure they do it with just with the single purpuse to irritate the hell out of everybody. It's all part of an evil plan that I still have to figure out. But there must be something evil behind it  >:D Let's face it, they do not show it for our entertainment. The same goes for Trading Places, you know, with Eddie Murphy. Like the movie but not for the 7.000.000.000th time!  :ahhh
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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2009, 11:08:35 AM »
eh... wasn't trading places with richard pryor?

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2009, 02:15:28 PM »
Nah, it was Eddie Murphy in trading places. Along with Dan Ackroyd.

There are several films that the TV companies roll out every bloody Christmas. My personal bone of contention is the Sound Of Music. Bloody awful film that.


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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2009, 02:45:44 PM »
I know that I shouldn't let it bother me so much but everyone around here that I come into contact with cannot wait for 24 hours of a A Christmas Story.  I have a friend who asked for and is receiving that stupid leg lamp thing from that movie and intends to put in her front window for all the world to see just because of that movie.  It's crazy.  But then again...perhaps I'm being a little too sensitive...after all I watch Star Trek every time it's on, all the Star Wars movies whenever they are on, and (sorry DaveK) but I love the Sound of Music.  I guess I've just never really gotten the whole Christmas Story vibe.  Other stuff too...I don't get Jay and Silent Bob, or South Park, or Family Guy or the Simpsons.

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2009, 03:41:11 PM »
As a kid the one that always seemed to be on (and I pestered my parents about it endlessly) was Flash Gordon.  Looking back the acting is bleeding awful, the special effects are ropey and the sets/costumes are camp as heck, but I can still happily watch it.


Good music though. :tu:

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2009, 04:07:59 PM »
I like Flash Gordon too.  Actually, it's one of the first non cartoon movies i have memory of watching when I was a kid.

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2009, 04:10:25 PM »
we understand Gray  
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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2009, 04:10:52 PM »
LMAO~! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2009, 05:22:04 PM »
As a kid the one that always seemed to be on (and I pestered my parents about it endlessly) was Flash Gordon.  Looking back the acting is bleeding awful, the special effects are ropey and the sets/costumes are camp as heck, but I can still happily watch it.(Image removed from quote.)


Good music though. :tu:

Me too despite the awful music :)

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2009, 08:37:22 PM »
I am a faithful watcher of Christmas Story..... I watch roughly 18 hours of it. The show is a classic and I could probably recite 95% of the lines before they happen.

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2009, 08:49:07 PM »
I don't think I know Christmas Story - should I?

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2009, 08:53:00 PM »
I don't think I know Christmas Story - should I?

ive not heard of it also dave ?  :-\

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2009, 09:00:32 PM »
Must be an American thing I guess.

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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2009, 09:05:38 PM »
Must be an American thing I guess.

possibly a bit like our wizard of oz xmas special  :rofl:   
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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2009, 09:15:19 PM »
I don't think I know Christmas Story - should I?

Here is a quick link

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085334/

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2009, 09:16:58 PM »
Nope - never seen that. Lucky by the sounds of things?

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2009, 09:18:55 PM »
Some offbeat Christmasy show i like during the holidays

Die Hard, Gremlins, Silent Night Deadly Night, Scrooged, Jingle all the Way, and a few others

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2009, 09:24:18 PM »


I triple-dog dare you!

Only i didn't say fudge...i said THE word...

It was...soap poisoning!

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Re: Ok...Someone please explain this to me because I don't get it!
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2009, 09:30:08 PM »
LOL!  I was waiting for someone to start quoting it.  LOL! 
Dave,
A Christmas Story is not a bad movie at all!  I do like the movie, I just don't understand why it needs to be shown for 24 hours when there are so many other movies that could be shown during that 24 hours.  Like Pacu pointed out, there's Scrooged, Jingle All the Way, Gremlins (classic!), National Lampoons, and a dozen or so more that I'm forgetting right at the moment.  LOL!  I forget who said it but it probably is cheaper to show just one movie for 24 hours then to line up a bunch of different ones...I'd actually never thought of that before.  I recommend that if you get the chance to watch A Christmas Story...it is very funny.  But only in small doses. ;)

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