A Christmas Story is a great movie and a staple of every holiday season in the same vein as "It's a Wonderful Life" or "Miracle on 34th Street". It is a story of Christmas as told from the perspective of a kid growing up in the 1940s who really, really wants something bad for Christmas. It's good innocent fun with rich character development and iconic moments. My father was a child of the 40s and it is truly one of the only movies where I have ever witnessed him really laugh.
Okay, I'm late jumping in here but I love "A Christmas Story"! There are very few movies that I actually "enjoy" (unlike my Dh who can literally watch anything, no matter how stupid) and this one definitely makes my list.
The duck scene is definitely one of my favorites! It's the end of the movie and the family ends up having Christmas dinner at a local Chinese place (after the neighbors dogs destroy their turkey dinner). They are served a whole roasted duck, complete with the head still attached. The family can't bring themselves to eat the duck while it's still "smiling" at them.
I know that doesn't sound very funny but trust me, it's worth a look. A definite Christmas classic in my book.
You know what? I think you're right. I get the two confused being that they're both similar three letter acronyms for a Turner owned network. To add the confusion, it was on one of the networks the first year they did it and then they switched it to the other.