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    For “A Christmas Story” fans...

    Excerpts from Jean Shepherd’s book:

    “Life is like that. Sometimes, at the height of our reveries, when our joy is at its zenith, when all is right with the world, the most unthinkable disasters descend upon us...”

    “Bumpases! You sons of business! You frabjabbling wangdoodling Bumpases!”

    “The heavenly aroma still hung heavy in the house, but the turkey was gone! No turkey! No turkey sandwiches, turkey salad, turkey gravy, turkey hash, turkey a la king! No gallons of turkey soup! It was gone! All gone!”

    [My note: Sometimes all we can do is smooth our clothes, turn away from the problem and try to reclaim some of our dignity! No, no, never mind that the screen door is about to fall off!]

    “All right. Everybody get dressed and get your coats. We’re going to eat at the chop suey joint for Christmas dinner.”

    Waiters [singing]: Deck the halls with boughs of horry, ra ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra.
    Chop Suey Palace owner: No, no, not 'ra ra ra ra', 'la la la la'! Try again.
    Waiters: Deck the halls with boughs of horry, ra ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra.
    Owner: No, no! Sing something else.
    Owner: Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sreigh!

    “It’s smiling at me.”

    “That Christmas, Peking duck stood in for turkey... It was a good Christmas, because we had love; we had each other. And in the final accounting, that’s what it’s all about after all.”

    “Safe and snug in my warm bed, I could hear the falling snow brushing softly against the window. Next to me lay my oiled blue-steel beauty...”


    Ra-ra-ra-ra-ra....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46WcFObgYhI

    Movie Quotes (youtube)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GA3HPlMhOE

    Movies quotes (written dialog from imdb---a great site!)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085334/quotes

    Google book preview pages of this book:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=p4ApuywdYmEC&printsec=frontcover#PPP1,M1
    Mary Ann in Wisconsin
    "A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that is unlocked and opens inwards as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.”

    Ludwig Wittgenstein

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    Re: For “A Christmas Story” fans...

    We LOVE that movie! Watched it last night also!!! We can repeat the movie by heart and alot of times if someone asks us what's wrong, we say "SOAP poisoning" lol and wail like the mom does!
    "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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      Re: For “A Christmas Story” fans...

      This is our family's most fav movie! I only have it on VHS and my player is broken, so now I have to buy it on DVD,,,which I will do! Never tire of this movie! Don't know how I missed it on TV last nite tho' I'm always searching out the channels for the good ol' Christmas movies. So far I've watched The Christmas Shoes, Home Alone (1) and The Polar Express.
      A balanced diet is a cookie in both hands

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        Re: For “A Christmas Story” fans...

        My favorite, too...A can of Simoniz! LOL

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          Re: For “A Christmas Story” fans...

          Bumping thread up, as promised.
          Mary Ann in Wisconsin
          "A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that is unlocked and opens inwards as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.”

          Ludwig Wittgenstein

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