Christmas Movie Countdown: #18 & 17

A Christmas story is set in 1940's Indiana and all little Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) wanted was Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. He sets out to find anyway to get his hands on one in spite of his parents keep telling him "You'll shoot your eye out". 

This movie is filled with hilarity and is a holiday classic for most. I can't really describe it in words that will do it justice so I suggest you go see it, at least once. The narrator Jean Shepherd was also an author and he actually co-scripted this film. Many of the events and anecdotes in the movie are based on his own semi-autobiographical stories.

I'm sure this movie could be a lot higher (or lower...I guess) on the list and I'm sure it is for many people but I needed to pair similar movies together to get this list moving a little quicker. This movie may not  appeal to everyone but I love watching it.

Everybody loves Charlie Brown! Simply said, it's all your favourite Peanuts characters celebrating Christmas. This TV special is about 25 minutes long and first aired on December 9th, 1965. I'm too lazy to write an actual plot summary so I'll just copy and paste this from IMDb..

Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.

There easy as pie, of course now that I think about it I probably could have written one line like that, oh well. I doubt there is any point in sharing the voice actors with you because it won't mean anything. I don't really want to say much but I would like to show you a clip and I think you just might remember it.

This song always puts me in the holiday spirit and I always think of home. I hope it does the same for you.


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