Jeff Westover

Chief Elf Officer
MMC Founder
Santa's Elf
Kringle Radio DJ
Oct 7, 2004
Cache Valley, Utah
The cars of A Christmas Story are a thing. The 1983 movie, written by Jean Shepherd, quietly features a number of classic automobiles of the late 1930s and early 1940s.
These vehicles are celebrated by car enthusiasts every year, as a matter of Christmas tradition.
The funny thing is that cars really have little to do with the story – except for the fact that Ralphie’s old man is an “Oldsmobile Man”.
Of course, Ralphie was based on Jean Shepherd himself.
So what we see in A Christmas Story is just an extension of Jean Shepherd, his old man, and the cars of his youth.
~ Jean Shepherd and Cars ~
A Christmas Story was the work of Jean Shepherd, an American humorist, writer and radio and television personality of the 20th century.
While most famous in Christmas circles for his classic film A Christmas Story, Shepherd spent decades in media entertaining and writing about topics of Americana.
Most do not realize that Jean Shepherd was also a car freak.
He owned MGs, Porsches, and...

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Rudolph is my Jam!
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MMC Premiere
Oct 14, 2011
This is definitely in my top 5 Christmas movies. I was so excited to see this article on the cars. I thought I was the only girl that loved the cars in this movie when I was growing up. As a side note, this movie made me ask every year for a Red Ryder BB gun. Thanks for a happy article!

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