A Christmas Story: Muse on Favorite Scenes

“You’ll shoot your eye out.” “The Old Man,” directs Ralphie to look at one last present that he had hidden. Ralphie opens it to reveal the Red Ryder gun he wanted. These are only two of so many scene I love in “A Chrstmas Story.” Let’s reminisce together shall we? A disclaimer: As usual, my podcast contains spoilers.

“You’ll shoot your eye out.”

The Old man directs Ralphie to one more present.

Ralphie takes the gun outside and fires it at a target perched on a metal sign in the backyard.

The Old Man wins a “major award”

the dogs ruin the family’s dinner by romping through their kitchen and eating their turkey. This results in the family having Christmas dinner at a Chinese restaurant

Ralphie and his friends Flick and Schwartz are tormented by the neighborhood bullies Scut Farkus and Grover Dill. Ralphie eventually snaps and beats up Farkus.

Flick accepts a dare from Schwartz to stick his tongue onto the school flagpole

After getting a Christmas tree, on the ride home one of The Old Man’s tires becomes flat, so he goes to fix it.

For homework, Ralphie and his class are assigned to write on what they want for Christmas.

“I like the Tin Man”

“The Santa Visit”

Ralphie, a fan of the Little Orphan Annie radio program, eagerly awaits the arrival of a decoder pin he has applied to receive. When it comes in the mail, he uses it to decode a secret message at the end of the day’s broadcast, but is disappointed to find it is only an advertisement for Ovaltine, the show’s sponsor.