Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Story Marathon in Less than 16 Hours!

A New Furnace ........
Tomorrow TBS will renew one of this nation's most important Christmas traditions --- its 24 hour Christmas Story Marathon.  For the schedule see the TBS Christmas Story website.

In honor of the upcoming marathon, here are the ten best lines from the movie, in this blogger's estimation.

1. You used up all the glue on purpose!  (Mr. Parker)

2.  Nottafinga!   (Mr. Parker)

3.  Some men are Baptists, others Catholics; my father was an Oldsmobile man.  (Ralphie as an adult) (Narrating)

 4.  Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian.  (Mr. Parker)

5.  Uh, I think that says FRAGILE, dear.  (Mrs. Parker)

6.  My father's spare tires were only tires on the academic sense. They were round,and had once been made of rubber.  (Ralphie as an adult) (Narrating)

7.  My old man was one of the most feared furnace fighters in Northern Indiana.  (Ralphie as an adult) (Narrating)

8.  In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan.  (Ralphie as an adult) (Narrating)

9.  My mother was trying to insinuate herself between us and the statue.  (Ralphie as an adult) (Narrating)

10.  Hey Dad! I bet you never guess what I got you for Christmas! (Ralphie)
       A new furnace?  (Mr. Parker)

       He he, that's a good one Dad!  (Ralphie).