A Christmas Story (1983)

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A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story (1983)
Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillion, Peter Billingsley
     This is an excellent Christmas movie. The first time I saw this movie was in 1998. I don’t know if it came out at the movie theaters when it first came out, but I never saw it on TV until then. I was homeless at the time, but I had already applied for disability and I finally received some money from that in about December. So I got a hotel room for a week. Actually, it was Christmas week. I got the room on Monday, it was the 20th of December, and Christmas was on Saturday of that week. (I just checked the calendar application on my computer to see). I can’t remember what the room cost for the week, but it had cable TV and a small kitchenette.
     On Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, or both, one of the cable channels on TV played this movie, back to back, for about 20 hours straight. I watched it once, but thought to myself, I don’t want to watch it over and over, again and again. But, after flipping through the other channels with nothing else on, I ended up watching this movie about 3 or 4 times. I’m pretty sure, now that I think about it, that the channel this was on, started playing this movie on Christmas Eve and ran it, back to back, all the way into Christmas Day evening.
     Anyways, this is a really good Christmas movie and I do watch it every year. I don’t watch it back to back, but I do have a tendency to watch it a couple of times a year around Christmas time. (LOL)
     P.S. It actually snowed on Christmas Eve that year. I was going to go outside and play in it, but it was late at night, and I thought to myself, I’ll wait until morning. I was a bit tired. Unfortunately, it got warmer in the morning and the snow was all gone by the time I got up. (Awww) I missed it. (It doesn’t snow that much in the winter, here in Seattle).
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