With the arrival of the holiday season, brings the return of one of my favorite movies, A Christmas Story. This 80's comedy stole my heart the first time I saw it and continues to delight me year after year.
Ralphie, our pint sized hero, desperately wants a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. The problem is, no one thinks it is safe. This hilarious comedy follows his quest for the perfect present. If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend it for your Holiday movie list.
So now I would like to present you with:
5 Things I Learned From A Christmas Story
1. Never stick your tongue to a flagpole in the middle of winter. IT WILL STICK! Ralphie dares his buddy Flick to try and well...
I think this speaks for itself. But, if you ever decide to dare your friends into trying this, you have to be specific in your wording. Only a "triple dog dare", the most serious of all dares, will do.
2. Bunny-faced footie pajamas with ears are cozy, but not fashionable. Yes, some people do look good in pink, but alas, the bunny slippers would definitely ruin a special moment with your significant other. You would always feel like you were being watched. Ralphie received his from his sweet Aunt Clara. awwww.
3. The occasional bar of soap won't kill, but I don't believe it will make you stronger. I am sure I am not alone when I admit that I have tasted a bar of soap or two. Ralphie spills a few choice words in front of his father and gets to sample the Palmolive. aagh, I prefer Dove myself.
4. Department store Santas, while their hearts are in the right place, are not the real thing. After waiting in line to see Santa for hours and hours, he got the boot. The real Santa would never do this.
5. Lastly, I learned that not all prizes are good. Ralphie's father won a "major award" and it turned out to be electric sex on a base. While it was good for a laugh, I don't think I would want this prize lighting my front windows. Did you know you can actually buy these?
So keep these little life lessons in mind, you never know when you will need them.
All pictures were borrowed from www.flickstongue.com