December 24th is a day of joy and excitement as people around the world prepare for Christmas day. In several movies Christmas Eve has become a day of impatient celebration. In the 1983 film A Christmas Story we are introduced to a young boy who spent the entire month of December anticipating Christmas.
All Ralphie wants is a Red Ryder BB Gun. However, everyone tells him that he will shoot his eye out. In the meantime, his friends and family gather around him to give him quite the interesting holiday season. From a hideous leg lamp to dogs eating the turkey to getting the tongue stuck on the flag pole there is nothing that will keep Ralphie from focusing on the BB Gun. Yet, the more Ralphie asks the more he is told that he will shoot his eye out, even Santa told him so. Using his imagination Ralphie finds ways to get the word for his campaign out even more. But, will Ralphie receive the cherished Red Ryder BB Gun? Or will his epic campaign be doomed?
A Christmas Story covers all the anticipation that comes with the Christmas season, especially on December 24. A couple of days ago there was the much anticipation of Christmas Eve as December 24th always is. I hope all of you had a safe and fun Christmas Eve.