My true love gave to me–an overrated Christmas movie!
A Christmas Story (1983) takes place in a small Indiana (woo!) town in the 1940s and follows a young boy named Ralphie as he tries to convince his parents, teachers, and even Santa that a Red Ryder BB Gun is the perfect gift. He meets with continuous opposition from all of the above, who tell him “you’ll shoot your eye out”.
This film is most people’s favorite Christmas movie. A “new” Christmas classic, the film plays on a loop Christmas Day, offering anyone with a television the chance to see it. Most school children watch it in school at some point in time. Various gag gifts have been inspired by the movie, including that lingerie leg lamp. I will admit, the movie has its highlights, and I don’t mind watching it. I definitely think it deserves to be on my countdown. However, I do not think that it is the greatest holiday movie of all time, as many people do. Maybe I’m too young and it’s lost on me…I dunno. Either way, this is up there with any Judd Apatow film in terms of quotability.