The hilarious motion picture, A Christmas Story, is a Christmas classic. Now you can read the short stories that inspired one of the most cherished holiday specials. This entertaining compilation of memories gives a deeper look at the life of little Ralphie Parker and his quest to obtain a Red Rider bb gun as well as many other adventures. Originally published in the larger collect In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, this piece comprises all the favourites from the film in an easy to read, fun rendition.
This book is quite equal to the movie. It’s heartwarmingly funny and clever. The wording gives the reader the exact impression portrayed in the film. You are given an interesting view point written in a quirky sort of style. I loved the stories.
It was a little odd reading each story as a single event, some of which didn’t even happen at Christmas time. There was a little lack of flow in that respect. And some of my favourite tales weren’t included, such as: the tongue frozen to the pole, or Ralphie using a dirty word he heard from his father. I’m unclear whether these were written for the movie or are in some other essay by Jean Shepherd.
And though some were missing, most were included: the vixenous leg lamp, their neighbours the Bumpuses, the disappointing Ovaltine message and ofcourse, the prevalent telling of the quest for a bb gun.
Jean Shepherd really can bring the family together. Whether read or watched you will never find a funnier, sweeter holiday classic to enjoy with the ones you love then A Christmas Story.