Christmas traditions run the gamut for many families, but in America, one thing's for sure: At least one TV in the house has to have TNT's 24-hour A Christmas Story marathon playing.
The behind the scenes of A Christmas Story are just as entertaining as the delightful and highly quotable film itself. From Flick's infamous tongue-on-the-flagpole scene to Ralphie's silly fantasy sequences about getting the Red Ryder BB Gun, here are some of the most interesting stories from the making of A Christmas Story.
The Stories That Inspired The Movie Were First Published As Essays In ‘Playboy’
Director Bob Clark And Narrator/Writer Shepherd Have Cameos In The Film
Flick’s Tongue Wasn’t Really Stuck To A Flagpole
Screenwriter/Narrator Shepherd Hated The Idea That His Stories Were ‘Nostalgic’
Director Clark Also Directed ‘Porky’s,’ Which Made MGM Think He Could Create A Hit Film
The Role Of Ralphie’s Dad Was Supposed To Go To Jack Nicholson, But Creators Worried He Would Want Too Much Money