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Retro RePost: 24 Hours of a Christmas Story

Every year on Christmas Eve, one of the MANY things I look forward to is playing a little game between myself and the television.  I like to try to piece together one full viewing of "A Christmas Story" a few minutes at a time during the annual TBS/TNT 24-Hour Marathon of "A Christmas Story."  

In the mid to late 90s, when the movie (and marathon) really skyrocketed in popularity, I was in high school and quickly became OBSESSED with this movie every Christmas.  I'm not nearly as obsessed with the film these days, but "A Christmas Story" is a classic Christmas film like no other.  It will forever hold a special place in my heart and the hearts of millions.  The quaint "old-timey" feelings the film evokes bring back the pure joy and excitement of a kid at Christmas.  

A few years ago, I wanted to ensure I covered this annual marathon in detail, so I posted the article here and over at The Retro Network.  The TRN version of the article went somewhat viral for the guys over there, and not to pat myself on the back or anything, but it's appeared in everything from The Huffington Post, Vulture, and even some random ESPN articles.

Every year around Christmas time, this post seems to keep coming back around in popularity and is one of the most popular Google Searches for this site every December!  So, thank you, everyone!

As we all look forward to the annual marathon, why don't you go ahead and check out this week's Retro RePost, where in 2019, we looked at the history of "24 Hours of A Christmas Story!"

By the way, this year's marathon starts at 8PM Eastern on TBS and 9PM Eastern on TNT.    

Merry Christmas... and be careful!  You'll shoot your eye out!