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We Triple-Dog-Dare You To Check Out These Hidden Details And Fun Facts From 'A Christmas Story'

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It just isn't the holiday season until Ralphie sadly walks down the stairs dressed as an overgrown pink bunny.

Since its release in 1983, A Christmas Story has become a holiday staple as beloved as It's A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. From Ralphie's crushing disappointment over radio hero Little Orphan Annie's "secret message" to a joyous family dinner in a local Chinese food restaurant, every moment of Bob Clark's A Christmas Story is a classic. But did you know the magic behind the infamous tongue scene? Or how the movie got made? Did you know you can stay the night at Ralphie's house IRL?

Here are a few hidden details, interesting facts, and need-to-know tidbits about the beloved Christmas movie. 

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    The Iconic Leg Lamp Was Inspired By An Advertisement

    Posted by A Christmas Story House

    The Nehi soda logo was Jean Shepherd’s inspiration for the leg lamp in his short story “My Old Man and the Lascivious Special Award That Heralded the Birth of Pop Art."

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    A Cameo While Meeting Mr. Claus

    Posted by u/AgentOfEris:

    In A Christmas Story (1983), narration is given by Jean Shepherd, the author whose semi-autobiographical writings inspired the film. He also makes a physical cameo as a father waiting in the line to meet Santa Claus at the department store.

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    The Secret Behind The Tongue Scene

    Posted by u/FreeThinker76:

    The infamous scene in A Christmas Story where Flick stuck his tongue on the flagpole was done with a piece of plastic with a hole in it and a vacuum to suction his tongue.

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    Want Your Own Red Ryder BB Gun?

    Photo: Unknown / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain

     Posted by u/Lillipout:

    The Red Ryder BB Gun from A Christmas Story is still being manufactured even though the comic it was based on was cancelled in 1963.

    Get it here.

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