My husband would strongly disagree, but I think the BEST Christmas movie out there is A Christmas Story, hands down. I watch it every year (sometimes more than once) and the Christmas season wouldn’t be the same for me without it. I can’t exactly pinpoint what it is that makes it so amazing. The story takes place in the 1940s and that’s one of the hooks for me. That shouldn’t be surprising. I run a vintage shop, afterall. Of course I’d gravitate toward a movie that takes place back from where my clothes originated!
Besides that, the story is really charming. I love movies that are narrated. Ralphie, the main character who’s a young boy, narrates the story as an adult. He is someone everyone can identify with. He’s adorable, and young, and crafty. He gives us a glimpse into his life for a short period of time during the Christmas season. If not for the story, the clothing, home decor, and outside shots are authentic and charmingly vintage.
Below are some screenshots of the best scenes!
“I double dog dare you!”
“Fra-gee-lay.” It must be Italian.”
“Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double beatloaf, I hate meatloaf!”
“COME ON KID!”
“You’ll shoot your eye out!”
“Deck the harrs with boughs of horry, fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra.”
If you’re one of the few that haven’t seen this movie, you MUST see it. It’s charming and silly and such a crowd favorite!