Methods to watch a Christmas story in December 2020
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When we think of vacation classics, A Christmas Story is always on the list. It’s been over thirty-five years since it was first published, but this charming story remains an integral part of the vacation and a familiar favorite. Inspired by Jean Shepherd’s short stories, the 1983 vignette-style film travels back to Christmas when the then 9-year-old Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) was just about to pop a great new Red Ryder BB gun under the tree. despite some alarming protests from certain adults in his life. “You will shoot your eye out!”
Ralphie’s tunnel vision of the toy remains a relatable concept of childhood – who hasn’t had at least one thing they just had to have from Santa Claus? – which is why it still holds up all these years later. Though maybe not in live music format …
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The film can currently be viewed on Hulu Live TV, TBS or TNT On Demand or rented on AppleTV +, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube or Vudu. TBS and TNT are completing their traditional 24-hour marathon of film, starting at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively on Christmas Eve and running all of Christmas day.
If you’re watching during the marathon, there’s a bonus: keep an eye out for AEW wrestlers reenacting scenes from the film shown during the commercials! The scenes show AEW wrestlers like MJF as Ralphie, Cody and Brandi Rhodes as Mr. and Mrs. Parker, Chris Jericho as Santa Claus, Eddie Kingston as Schwartz, Scorpio Sky as Randy, Ortiz as Flick, Dr. Britt Baker as Miss Shields, Ricky Starks as Farkus, Allie as Dill, Frankie Kazarian as Elf and Luchasaurus as freighter.