5 Reasons 'A Christmas Story' is The Best Holiday Movie Ever

RealClear Contributor


You know it's your favorite Christmas movie

It's hard to avoid that annual 24 hour marathon of A Christmas Story, but that's what makes it the best! Here are the most classic moments we all know and love!

1. Randy

Ralphie's little brother Randy was pretty hilarious. From eating like a pig to his giant snowsuit, he is great comedic relief.

2. The Leg Lamp

"Ahh! 'Fra-GEE-lay!' It must be Italian!"

"It's a major award!"

"Only one thing in the world could have dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window."

Enough said.

3."Fa ra ra ra ra!"

After the neighbor's dogs ruin Christmas dinner, the family is forced to go eat at a Chinese restaurant, and enjoy the duck, sans its head. At least the music was festive!

4. The Triple Dog Dare

Ralphie's friend Flick gets challenged to stick his tongue on a pole in a "sinister triple-dog-dare."

Don't pretend like you didn't try sticking your tongue to a pole to see if it would stick after watching this!

5. "You'll shoot your eye out!"

This quote is what everyone thinks of when they think of A Christmas Story. 

All Ralphie wanted was a simple "Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time" -- but everyone insisted he'd shoot his eye out!

The rest is classic movie history!

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