"You'll shoot your eye out!"

rubyloxxrubyloxx Registered Users Posts: 89 Curl Connoisseur
PLEASE tell me this movie traumatizes you... Maybe its the pink bunny outfit thing the aunt made... or the leg lamp... or the bullies and the tongue getting stuck on the flag pole. This movie made me CRY every time I went to the santa in the mall... I hate the part with the boot in the face. *shivers* still creeps me out!

You all know what movie I'm talking about...

A Christmas Story

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I cringe everytime about getting your mouth washed out with soap... as a kid my mom used to 'wash' my mouth out. I wonder if moms still dothat nowadays? But it worked for me. I thought that meant I had to have a clean mouth until it got dirty again.
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  • duckyducky Registered Users Posts: 927
    this movie didn't so much traumatize me as drive me absolutely frecking nuts! I cannot stand this movie! I think it is one of the most awful movies ever made, and I wish it would be declared "officially stupid" and never be played on TV again!

    Ok, I feel better now that I got that out. My boyfriend loves this movie - drives me nuts. *sigh*
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  • mazeymazey Registered Users Posts: 709
    I have never heard of A Christmas Story traumatizing anyone. Not liking it, yes, but trauma? You crazy!

    I love that movie! I own it on DVD :D
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  • SCSC Registered Users Posts: 15
    I own the movie too, not traumatized by it. I hated the bunny suit and I thought his mom was crazy for making him wear it.
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  • StarlaStarla Registered Users Posts: 31
    ITA with ducky here.
    I feel like such a meanie, but I can't stand this movie! It's just awful! I'd much rather watch the Goonies.
    I hated the part with the Santa at the mall and for some reason, every year, I always manage to catch that part as I'm flipping channels.
    That santa is too scary!
    He still can't compare to the oompa loompas though..
  • CortniCortni Registered Users Posts: 19
    No way.. I love this movie!! I want to get it on DVD because it has clips of them now that they're older. I think they play it 24/7 on TNT on Christmas Eve.
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  • loosecurlsloosecurls Registered Users Posts: 637
    I think it would traumatize me if I had the mental capacity of a 5 yr old (or were 5 yrs old) but it's not a story for kids----its for adults. Truly one of the funniest Christmas movies ever made!
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  • gggg Registered Users Posts: 1,865
    OMG! That is the funniest movie ever I love it! I can't find it now but on MSN about a week or so ago it was ranked the top Xmas movie of all time.
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  • Little Miss Snarky BooyahLittle Miss Snarky Booyah Registered Users Posts: 452
    rubyloxx wrote:
    as a kid my mom used to 'wash' my mouth out. But it worked for me.

    See this is interesting. I remember reading during my freshman psyc. class that there are certain moments or events that can be seriously detrimental to the relationship between a mother and her daughter. If I'm not mistaken, this was one of them. Something about chemicals in the soap causing a reaction in the brain something or other.

    I might just be making this up. Sometimes I lie. But anyway, I'm glad that you and your mom didn't experience this.
    :P

    But about the movie, I really have always liked it.
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  • fig jamfig jam Registered Users Posts: 2,555
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    I might just be making this up. Sometimes I lie.

    :hyper:hyper.gif :hyper:hyper.gif

    Yeah, that reaction with the soap and relationships? It's called
    "Bubble Brain" and can be verrrrry serious.

    And I NEVER lie.

    Except right now.
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  • Little Miss Snarky BooyahLittle Miss Snarky Booyah Registered Users Posts: 452
    fig jam wrote:
    [
    I might just be making this up. Sometimes I lie.

    :hyper:hyper.gif :hyper:hyper.gif

    Yeah, that reaction with the soap and relationships? It's called
    "Bubble Brain" and can be verrrrry serious.

    And I NEVER lie.

    Except right now.

    Shut up.
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  • fig jamfig jam Registered Users Posts: 2,555
    Oh, yeah. The movie. (Stop distracting me, Miss Cleeky Booyah! :fuming:fuming.gif )

    I LOVE this movie. (My mom HATES it, but that's because of the soap thing.) Love the hillbilly dogs next door.

    Here's something that'll blow yer mind: the kid who played Flick (tongue on the pole) grew up to become a PORN star. I am not making this up. Saw it on one of those "whatever became of . . . child star" shows. :shock:
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  • fig jamfig jam Registered Users Posts: 2,555
    fig jam wrote:
    [
    I might just be making this up. Sometimes I lie.

    :hyper:hyper.gif :hyper:hyper.gif

    Yeah, that reaction with the soap and relationships? It's called
    "Bubble Brain" and can be verrrrry serious.

    And I NEVER lie.

    Except right now.

    Shut up.

    Don't you mean: SHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTUUUUUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPPP??

    Hmmm?
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  • rubyloxxrubyloxx Registered Users Posts: 89 Curl Connoisseur
    Am I thinking about the right movie... didn't the kid sleep in the kitchen cabinet? I havent seen that movie in YEARS (I refuse to)... it could be a different movie I'm thinking of.

    I really hate the turkey part too with the dogs...

    and the sound of Ralphie stepping on his glasses...
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  • fig jamfig jam Registered Users Posts: 2,555
    rubyloxx wrote:
    Am I thinking about the right movie... didn't the kid sleep in the kitchen cabinet? I havent seen that movie in YEARS (I refuse to)... it could be a different movie I'm thinking of.

    I really hate the turkey part too with the dogs...

    and the sound of Ralphie stepping on his glasses...

    I think the younger brother HID in the kitchen cabinet.

    The whole Ralphie with the icicle incident is funny to me, because my honey has a scar from knocking down icicles when he was a kid -- one hit him in the head. He always says, 'Don't laugh! Those things can kill you!"
    "Tell me, are you incapable of restraining yourself, or do you take pride in being an insufferable know-it-all?"

    "Honey Badger don't care!"
  • KirochkaKirochka Registered Users Posts: 43
    The best thing is to watch the movie with a man who was a kid in the late 1940s - so much of what's in that movie has them laughing in recognition and nostalgia.

    But as a female who grew up in the late 1960s, I find it really funny too. Yes, some things make me cringe (don't touch the flag pole!), but I still laugh too.
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  • loosecurlsloosecurls Registered Users Posts: 637
    Kirochka wrote:
    The best thing is to watch the movie with a man who was a kid in the late 1940s - so much of what's in that movie has them laughing in recognition and nostalgia.

    But as a female who grew up in the late 1960s, I find it really funny too. Yes, some things make me cringe (don't touch the flag pole!), but I still laugh too.

    ITA!! I watched this w/ my dad who was a kid during the time frame---he too, wanted a Red Ryder bb gun.

    If you didn't grow up where there was snow in the winter you dont know what can happen when you touch your tongue to a flag pole, swing set, etc.
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  • CortniCortni Registered Users Posts: 19
    This is slightly off topic, but my fiance's grandpa really DID shoot his eye out with a BB Gun when he was kid.

    He has a glass eye now. You can barely tell.
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  • CanItBeChristineCanItBeChristine Registered Users Posts: 6,343
    Once my dad and I were Christmas shopping and this movie was on outside of Suncoast. Some old man was watching it and laughing hysterically, and he kept trying to stop people and talk about it with them. Nobody was listening to him. It was sad. So we stopped for a while and talked to him.

    I definitely do love this movie, but there's so many Christmas movies I love more...I like the older ones myself but A Christmas Story is definitely a classic in its own right!
  • KirochkaKirochka Registered Users Posts: 43
    Ah, well, if we're talking favorite Christmas movies, nothing beats the 1951 "A Christmas Carol" with Alastair Sim for me. I like "It's A Wonderful Life" too, but Alastair's my favorite.
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  • rubyloxxrubyloxx Registered Users Posts: 89 Curl Connoisseur
    Cortni wrote:
    This is slightly off topic, but my fiance's grandpa really DID shoot his eye out with a BB Gun when he was kid.

    He has a glass eye now. You can barely tell.

    ouch!
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  • Summer91Summer91 Registered Users Posts: 265
    I've never seen this movie all the way through until tonight. I *loved* it. Especially the fudge part, the hillbilly dogs and the part where he takes his gun out and low and behold, shoots himself. I lmao quite a bit. Dunno, maybe I'm just a freak. Oh well. I thought the movie as a whole was incredibly funny and can't see how it could traumatize someone. I can totally see watching this movie year yound, I think I might buy it.
  • roseannadanaroseannadana Registered Users Posts: 5,633 Curl Connoisseur
    Summer91 wrote:
    I've never seen this movie all the way through until tonight. I *loved* it.

    Didn't you love the part where they had to go eat at the Chinese restaurant? Great movie, funny lines! :lol:

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  • Summer91Summer91 Registered Users Posts: 265
    Oh yeah.... when they were singing, fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra. I have to admit, I'd be flipping out over the head being attached to the duck (or whatever it was) too.

    Just to show how backwards I am, the part with the lamp - The lamp itself wouldn't bother me (except it *was* tacky), but the mess he made with all that packing stuff would have made me mad.
  • DeCurloDeCurlo Registered Users Posts: 28
    My favorite line in the movie is when the box arrives. It says "Fragile" on it. The father says," Fra-geel-ee. It must be Italian". Cracks me up every time!

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