A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story
By: jbhthescots@mac.com, Categories: Words & Images, 2 comments



At this time of year, there’s a lot of talk about Christmas movies and which ones are the best and which are the worst. And the debate I overheard between these hard-core Shawlands pub punters outside on a smoking break, reverberated between White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Carol (including Scrooge and Scrooged), It’s a Wonderful Life, Elf, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Snowman and Love Actually. 


But one movie that wouldn’t necessarily come up for discussion here in the UK is a sweet little holiday gem I discovered during my extended stay in the US: A Christmas Story. In a word, irresistible. Probably the best movie about Christmas ever — and not only that but possibly the best movie about childhood ever. Captures everything wonderful and stupid about being a kid at Christmas time; and is funny as hell with it.


But for those this side of the Pond who perhaps have never seen this little holiday gem (I can’t ever remember it being shown in the UK), someone has generously uploaded it to Dailymotion for everyone to watch.  So sit back with a glass or two of mulled wine, relax, click here and just forget about the annus horribillis that was 2016 by getting into the spirit of A Christmas Story…. 


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  • I tried to watch it (Netflix cd) but it was too much and couldn't finish it. Maybe it was the characters name coupled with being reminded how stupid I was at that age.

    • Ralphy, We were all stupid at that age; even more so come Christmas time. Be careful not to shoot your eye out now!