A Christmas Story is practically unavoidable. Every Christmas day TBS airs a 24 hour marathon of A Christmas Story. If you haven’t seen it that way, then you’ve probably seen it some other way (I personally first found out about it as a VHS trailer). What I think makes A Christmas Story stand the test of time, is its timeless themes. We all have crazy home lives, we all had a bully, we all at some point wanted something for Christmas that our parents wouldn’t get us. Sure the movie exaggerates things, but it’s very relatable. Basically, Ralphie is a kid who just wants an Official Red Ryder Carbine Action Two-Hundred Shot Range Model Air Rifle for Christmas, but everybody tells him “You’ll shoot your eye out.” He tries asking his mother, his teacher, and even a mall Santa (all of them say the same thing). While most Christmas movies take place on Christmas Eve, with only a few minutes spent on Christmas day. A Christmas Story actually goes into full detail what happens on Christmas day, morning to night. It would be a simple enough premise if not for the many many subplots. The most iconic parts of the movie include: the tongue on the flag pole, the leg lamp, the pink bunny pajamas, the bully Scut Farkus, “Oh fudge,” Ralphie’s brother’s coat, the Santa slide, and Ovaltine. Needless to say, A Christmas Story will more than keep you occupied. A Christmas Story is one of the all time best Christmas movies ever made.