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12-25-2011, 12:29 AM
Every year, TBS has a marathon of this, I can't even watch it once. Anyone else this way? Or do you watch it?

12-25-2011, 12:32 AM
I love it. Have seen it more times than I care to count. A true classic.

12-25-2011, 12:34 AM
I guess I am just not one for movies that are narrated

12-25-2011, 01:34 AM
I think I have the same problem with this movie as Blazing Saddles... Too many people who think it's one of the funniest things they've ever seen and when I try to watch it just doesn't live up to the hype or expectations they've bestowed upon them.

I have never been able to sit thru either without getting bored and changing channels.... or changing discs....

12-25-2011, 02:00 AM
Watch it at least a few times every year.

12-25-2011, 03:09 AM
This was the first year ive watched it in awhile, i was laughing throughout. "I cant put my arms down!"

12-25-2011, 08:46 AM
I usually watch it every other year. I'll probably watch it this year.

12-25-2011, 09:02 AM
A* Christmas Story

sorry but that really irked me

12-25-2011, 10:13 AM
A* Christmas Story

sorry but that really irked me

Sorry about that, thread title fixed

12-27-2011, 12:19 AM
Grew up with that movie every year. Love it.

12-27-2011, 10:57 AM
Wife didn't like it so I only ended up watching about 30 minutes of it. I'll get her to like it eventually!

12-27-2011, 11:54 AM
For some reason, despite my Christmas-sy ways, I never saw this until a couple of years ago. Now I agree it's a Christmas classic. I watch it several times every year. I don't think it's meant to be gut-busting hilarious - it's just the story of a memory of Christmas as seen through one boy's eyes (which is why there are the exaggerated moments.)

For me, it rings true. Growing up, Christmas really was the hub around which my year revolved. I would eagerly awaiting the Sears, Penney's, and Monkey Ward Christmas catalogs in the mail (boy, that dates me) so that I could make my list and embed those gift ideas into my parents' heads. And having grown up in northern Indiana (Kokomo) the scenes in the movie look very familiar (the movie is set in Hammond.)

I generally don't care for narrated movies (don't care for the original Bladerunner, love the Director's cut) but I like it here. Having the original author narrate the movie is rare, and the late Mr. Shepherd does a great job. Of course, he was very familiar with the material, having wrote it originally and having co-scripted the movie. And he had the voice, being a veteran radio guy.

That's my take.

12-27-2011, 02:23 PM
Love the movie... have seen it more times than I can count.

12-27-2011, 02:58 PM
I like it.

12-27-2011, 03:27 PM
Love it, watched it countless times, own it. Do not own a leg lamp, but I know somebody that does!