Movies That Everyone Should See: “A Christmas Story”

In 1983, I was a punk ass little kid. A Hellion.

I was 13. I loved playing games with my Jr High GPA… seeing how close to the deck I could fly without crashing the plane. Spent a lot of time in detention and at the Vice Principal’s office. Drinking and drugs were less than 6 months away. I had already begun my career as a little womanizer. Vandalism was one of my favorite pastimes. It was soon to be joined by petty theft.

I was about to embark on a decade plus reign of terror that would put the kids from “The Omen” and “The Exorcist” to shame.

Why do I tell you this? To set the stage. See, kids like that (me), don’t want to spend time with their families. I would have rather been doing something else. Anything else. I was all about getting AWAY from my family at that age. But when you’re 13, you don’t have a lot of freedom, so you wind up doing what they do on Holidays like New Years.

What I didn’t expect… what none of us expected… was that that day, New Years Day, 1983, would be a day that would go down in Fogarty family folklore forever.

It was the day we all saw “A Christmas Story”.

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PODCAST!!

Hey everyone! Wanted to let everyone know, I had a chance to join (Title Pending) cohost Chris Tanski, and his Underscoopfire cohorts for a roundtable discussion of the holiday classic, “A Christmas Story”.

Tanski and I join Underscoopfire podcasters Corey Chapman and Joe Zicari,  and FMR regular, 80’s expert Jason Gross (<—This guy :D)

Together we list our favorite scenes, quotes and memories revolving around “A Christmas Story”, as well as some of our own Christmas memories. You can check it out by searching Underscoopfire on iTunes, or directly, by clicking here!

“Well go on then smartass and do it…”