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A Christmas Story

Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz, Tedde Moore, R.D. Robb, Zack Ward, Yano Anaya, Jeff Gillen, Jean Shepherd
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Ralphie narrates: “... but such was my mania... for a Red Ryder carbine, that I immediately began to rebuild the dike.” (0:08) Ralphie, referring to his teacher: “Maybe Miss Shields, in her ecstasy, would excuse me from theme writing for the rest of my natural life.” (0:34)

Ralphie: “My BB gun mania knows no loyalties.” (0:55)

Ralphie: “A fuse blew, and I had gone out of my skull.” (0:57)

A boy in to see Santa line tells Ralphie, “I like The Wizard of Oz.” (1:07)

Ralphie: “We plunged into the cornucopia, quivering with desire and the ecstasy of unbridled avarice.”
”Aunt Clara had for years labored under the delusion that I was not only perpetually 4 years old, but also a girl.”
Ralphie’s father, referring to Ralphie: “He looks like a deranged Easter bunny.” (1:16)

Ralphie: “Now it is well known throughout the midwest that the old man is a turkey junkie.” (1:22)