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When A Christmas Story opened in theaters on Nov. 18, 1983, it was not one of the year’s biggest films. Thirty-five years later, that little movie looms large over the holiday season. You can buy “major award” leg lamps at any price point, tour Ralphie’s actual house that was used in the filming of the movie, watch the Broadway musical adaptation and, of course, spend 24 hours in front of the TV watching the annual Christmas Story marathon on basic cable. The film has become a Christmas tradition beloved by many — but not all. In this video, I make a case for why A Christmas Story, despite its title, is a terrible Christmas movie. (Note: The opinions of this contributor do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else at Yahoo, who likely see this video as the work of a deranged Easter Bunny.) Watch the video above to see the full case against A Christmas Story, or read on for the short version of why the depiction of Ralphie’s childhood fails as a great holiday film.

Read all five reasons here https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/5-reasons-christmas-story-actually-terrible-christmas-movie-170054575.html
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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 05:39:28 PM »
Liberals are the worst.
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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 05:41:46 PM »
Oh Fudge. 
"You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob. Democrats have become too EXTREME and TOO DANGEROUS to govern. Republicans believe in the rule of law - not the rule of the mob. VOTE REPUBLICAN!"

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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 05:45:24 PM »
I clicked, so you won't have to.

The five reasons listed by the joyless prog at the link:

1. A Christmas Story is all about consumerism.

2. A Christmas Story is not especially about Christmas.

3. This movie wants us to laugh at the misery of its characters.

4. A Christmas Story is nostalgic for all the wrong things.

5: A Christmas Story has no Christmas spirit.

Confirming yet again that Leftists have no sense of humor and hate America.
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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 06:05:03 PM »
Oh for fudges sake
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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 06:10:31 PM »
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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 06:11:55 PM »
5 Reasons Why No One Will Ever Eff Gwynne Watkins:



1) She is fat.

2) She is ugly.

3) She is very stupid.

4) She looks like she doesn't use deodorant for environmental reasons.

5) She wrote this article and submitted it because she thought it made sense.
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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 06:25:49 PM »
It makes you miss Jean Shepard..
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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 06:32:10 PM »
It makes you miss Jean Shepard..

 :amen:
"You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob. Democrats have become too EXTREME and TOO DANGEROUS to govern. Republicans believe in the rule of law - not the rule of the mob. VOTE REPUBLICAN!"

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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 06:58:02 PM »
Hawkhead! Oh, blast it! Poop, flirt, rattle crap camel flirt! You blonker, frattle feet struckle frat! Of a womp sack butt, ratter bottom fodder...

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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 06:58:36 PM »
Oh Fudge.

Now, I had heard that word at least ten times a day from my old man. He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium; a master.
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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 08:38:38 PM »
Just to p*ss off the leftists......

DECK THE HARRS WITH BOUGHS OF HORRY
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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2018, 07:47:53 PM »
What next? They are going to attack Christmas Vacation next?
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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2018, 08:27:39 PM »
For many Progressives, life's simple pleasures are found wanting, and humor is cause for alarm.

You'll shoot your eye out!
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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2018, 09:07:10 PM »
Please tell me this is satire.

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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2018, 09:15:09 PM »
Miss Shields gives Gwynne an "F"


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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2018, 09:24:48 PM »
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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2018, 09:25:26 PM »
i watch this movie with my kids every year. We may watch it twice this year just to spite this humorless sow.

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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2018, 11:51:50 PM »
Another strong reason why liberals should be quarantined (if not caged) and only allowed out with armed supervision.  They literally do ruin everything. Or try to.

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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2018, 12:44:11 AM »
What next? They are going to attack Christmas Vacation next?

They better not say a bad word about my two favorite Christmas movies:

1.  Die Hard

2. Better Off Dead
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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2018, 12:45:58 AM »
They better not say a bad word about my two favorite Christmas movies:

1.  Die Hard

2. Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead as a Christmas movie? Top Notch!!!
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Re: 5 reasons why 'A Christmas Story' is actually a terrible Christmas movie
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2018, 12:54:14 AM »
My Christmas movie watching starts with Die Hard, and the first day of my 2-week Christmas Vacation is National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, which is followed by A Christmas Story. All the rest of the movies fall in between.
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