Happy Friday folks! We’re just one day away from the Christmas weekend and I am stoked like you wouldn’t believe! This is going to be the first time in a very long time that I have spent both Christmas Eve and Day with my family since working in dispatch. This year I won’t have to worry about opening presents at 5:30 in the morning, eating breakfast with the family, and then crashing out in order to go back to work at 5pm. No sir, not me, not this time. I can now relax and sleep in if I want but I’m a kid at heart so I will be up early and ready to open up some presents. The tree will be lit and the holiday fun will be in full swing. The only thing missing as of right now is snow. Yep, I said it. There is no snow on the ground and I live in Michigan! What the heck is up with that? I’m hoping for a Christmas miracle here. It just isn’t the same without a little snow on the ground, you know? It just adds to the Christmas spirit but if it doesn’t snow then I’m good either way. I’ll be with my family and that’s all that matters.
Now, if you’re like my family you’ll have a movie or Christmas music playing in the background while opening presents. There are many movies out there but our favorite plays on TBS for a 24hr marathon. I’m sure you know what it is but if you don’t we like to watch, “A Christmas Story”. The movie is not only funny but it takes me back to when I was a kid and the hijinks my siblings and I used to pull on my parents in order to solidify our choice for presents. The movie follows Ralphie, who longs for the perfect present; an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. Throughout the movie Ralphie does what he can to convince his parents to consider this present but no one can see the logic in it. Ralphie even asks Santa, the big man himself and even he turns him down.
“Santa Claus: How about a nice football?
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Football? Football? What’s a football? With unconscious will my voice squeaked out ‘football’.
Santa Claus: Okay, get him out of here.
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] A football? Oh no, what was I doing? Wake up, Stupid! Wake up!
Ralphie: [Ralphie is shoved down the slide, but he stops himself and climbs back up] No! No! I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!
Santa Claus: You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”
That is the greatest scene ever! Can you imagine seeing Santa as a kid and he turns down your request for a present with,
“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”
I would be devastated but towards the end of the movie Ralphie gets his prized possession and while target shooting outside he happens to hit himself in face just under his eye. As he scrambles to save himself from having his gun taken away he comes up with a story, like any kid would do, and says that an icicle fell and hit him. It was perfect and something I could see myself doing at his age. The movie is a great choice for the holiday’s but if you’d rather find something elsewhere you can search the TV Guide Channel for more family favorites or you can visit the site below. It breaks down a list of only Christmas themed movies that will air over the weekend and what channel to find it on. Merry Christmas my fellow Jabber Loggers! Keep reading and if you happen to get a BB gun for Christmas just remember to be careful because, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”
A Christmas Story excerpt source: IMDB