Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Story Marathon in Full Swing!

The annual 24 hour Christmas Story Marathon is in full swing.  TNT and TBS are simulcasting the marathon, the last installment of which airs at 6:00 PM today.  The Seattle Times labels the show a top pick among Christmas movies this year. 
In 2011, this blogger offered a list of the movie's ten best quotes.   Here are five more gems from this Christmas classic, in no particular order.

1.  "The snap of a few sparks, a quick whiff of ozone, and the lamp blazed forth in unparalleled glory."  (Ralphie as an adult) (narrating)

2.    "In our world you were either a bully, a toady or a hapless victim."  (Ralphie as an adult) (narrating)

3.     "In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that, so far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan."  (Ralphie as an adult) (narrating)
4.     "Probably from his father."  (Mrs. Schwartz, explaining where Ralph learned a particular word)
5.     "You were always jealous of this lamp.  Jealous.  Jealous because I won."  (Mr. Parker)