Monday, December 24, 2007

An Askewed Secret

I did not care for “A Christmas Story.” Did not care for it.

I know it almost sounds like blasphemy. I mean everyone just LOVES the movie right? I just could not get into it at all, and believe me I've had plenty of times to give it a shot as I'm the only member of my family who doesn't enjoy it. That may actually have helped push me across the limit of just feeling nothing towards it into really just disliking it. I've been forced to sit through “A Christmas Story” almost as many times as I've been forced to sit through “The Wizard of Oz” (Thats a rant for another day).

Ok I admit that there are a few scenes that I don't mind or chuckle at but luckily for me every single one of them is shown in the previews that air over and over and over again, at least they used to. For the record if I were Santa I'd put a boot to Ralphie's face too.

But above all you know why I just couldn't get into “A Christmas Story?” It insists upon itself, Lois.

So if you need me I'll be spending my Christmas searching for what I consider to be the best Christmas story of all time, “It's a Bundyful Life.”


The McGuffin said...

See, that line comes in handy!

I'm with you on the Wizard of Oz...we should do a duel-post-rant sometime concerning that steaming pile...see who can "outrant" the other...

FatalPierce said...

Yeah it is a little crazy how that line just hot out at me when I was reading someone talk about how much they loved "A Christmas Story." My main regret about what I put up was how generic it felt since I haven't had to watch the movie for years.

Me and Oz have a checkered history. I may have to take you up on that. I'm still planning on talking about the new release of "Blade Runner" but Netflix only has so many copies and apparently I'm not the high priority anymore (the nerve they have!)

I wonder what the next "Family Guy" quote to live by will be. I'm still holding onto Peter's acoustic version of "Rock Lobster" myself, but again I'm probably alone.