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Movie Quote Thursday – A Christmas Story

This is one of my favorite movies.  Admittedly, I have a lot of favorite movies, but this one is at the top. Ralphie’s youth bears little resemblance to mine, on the surface anyway.  But the themes of Jean Shepherd’s stories ring true for me, of being young, of expectation and disappointment, of just trying to keep out of trouble’s way…of longing for something I can’t get for myself.  I remember what it felt like when I wanted, wanted, wanted a Baby Alive, and how excited I was when I got her.

And I remember what Christmas mornings used to be like.  I remember the wow. continue reading…