While A Christmas Story is about as bold a holiday choice these years as Die Hard — did you know it takes place during Christmas???! — I’ll always carry a candle for Bob Clark’s story of a family growing up in 1940s America. My own extended family would gather for the holidays each year and practically have A Christmas Story on a loop; it was a good day, then, when TBS saved us the trouble of rewinding the VHS tapes and started playing the film 24/7 on our behalf. Cliche or not, A Christmas Story still sets the stage for the holidays in my household.
The beloved holiday classic A Christmas Story is actually based on several stories, from famous author Jean Shepherd, including his novel, In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash. It’s Shepherd who provides the voice of the narrator in the film version of A Christmas Story. That’s just one of the Christmas Story facts in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!