Fans flock to Ohio house in 'A Christ...

Fans flock to Ohio house in 'A Christmas Story' to cheer cult h...

There are 19 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 30, 2008, titled Fans flock to Ohio house in 'A Christmas Story' to cheer cult h.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The 1983 film, an adaptation of Jean Shepard's memoir of a boy in the 1940s, was set in Indiana but largely filmed in Ohio.

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Deno

United States

#1 Nov 30, 2008
I just have to believe that some people have no lives beyond the fantasy of the Internet, TV and movies.
cynical

United States

#2 Nov 30, 2008
...or newspaper forums.
Mouseman67

Davenport, FL

#3 Nov 30, 2008
Deno wrote:
I just have to believe that some people have no lives beyond the fantasy of the Internet, TV and movies.
And You happen to be one of them I guess
Christmas Classic

United States

#4 Dec 1, 2008
I love the movie and watch it every year.
Racist Movie

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#5 Dec 1, 2008
This movie is racist. Not one African American in the whole movie. It is a white movie. It is not inclusive. No diversity. Racist and hateful toward blacks. It should be banned.
DisgruntledFLnat ive

Orlando, FL

#6 Dec 1, 2008
Racist Movie wrote:
This movie is racist. Not one African American in the whole movie. It is a white movie. It is not inclusive. No diversity. Racist and hateful toward blacks. It should be banned.
Either you are exercising a sharp wit, or, you really believe crap you wrote. Who cares if it doesn't have blacks in it? Times were different back then and chaning the story as you indicate would, in effect, be rewriting history.
ex-leo

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Dec 1, 2008
You'll poke your eye out kid

Since: Dec 06

Falls Church, VA

#8 Dec 1, 2008
I double dog dare ya to do it!
brotherpank

United States

#9 Jan 12, 2009
ohhh Fuuuudddggge!!!!!!!!
KJV

United States

#10 Nov 27, 2009
You are incorrect--there is a black character in the movie--"Black Bart"--the bad guy. Also, if you look closely enough, at least one of the guys that Ralphie fends off with his rifle is a black guy wearing prison stirpes.

After re-viewing the film, I agree with you about the subtle racism, but for other reasons. Most of the characters will be white because central Indiana in the 1940s/1950s was 98% white, but the times they do depiect blacks it is in a stereotypical way...
Ralph

Medina, OH

#11 Aug 7, 2011
We finally got to see the house this year. It was a great experience and one of the extras was there, the guy who delivered the leg lamp.
Scott Farcus

Greenwood, IN

#12 Aug 14, 2011
"“Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian.”
Imagine

Van Nuys, CA

#13 Nov 26, 2011
Racist Movie wrote:
This movie is racist. Not one African American in the whole movie. It is a white movie. It is not inclusive. No diversity. Racist and hateful toward blacks. It should be banned.
look closer because i believe there is a black kid in the lineup giving gifts to the teacher.i believe it is the kid right before ralphie hands the teacher the fruit basket.

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Since: Jun 11

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#14 Nov 26, 2011
I'm watching the DVD right now. The movie never gets old.

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#15 Nov 27, 2011
Charles R Darwin wrote:
I'm watching the DVD right now. The movie never gets old.
One of my favorites. I didn't buy it cause it's on TNT for 24 hours, straight, on Christmas. It took me a while to appreciate the humor in it.

Since: Nov 11

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#16 Nov 27, 2011
Why are most American movies so formulaic and poor?

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#17 Nov 28, 2011
DrLaing wrote:
Why are most American movies so formulaic and poor?
Why are most foreign films so tedious and boring that they feel like a dental appointment?

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Since: Jun 11

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#18 Nov 28, 2011
Charles R Darwin wrote:
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Why are most foreign films so tedious and boring that they feel like a dental appointment?
Only foreign film I ever liked is Amlie. Very good.
Anon

New York, NY

#19 Dec 18, 2013
Right, the lack of black people was racist. NOT the blatant racism toward asian people at the end of the movie. You should just stfu, troll. That's right, america. Don't forget that your beloved holiday movie is incredibly racist.

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