43. A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film directed by Bob Clark and based on Jean Shepherd‘s semi-fictional anecdotes in his 1966 book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, with some elements from his 1971 book Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories and Other Disasters.

Jennifer and Kaylia take on the classic A Christmas Story. We ask the burning questions: is Ralphie a sociopath? What is the name of his mother? Leg Lamp: tacky or brilliant? And does this very boomer movie still work for today’s audiences? You might not be able to escape the movie, but should you bother with the book?

This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms

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Show Notes / Sources


Dave Barry

Jean Shepherd

Hot Fuzz

How To Watch A Christmas Story Streaming And On TV – December 2020

That deleted scene we talked about


Darren McGavin

Flavor Flav

If you want your very own Leg Lamp.

When Family Guy mocked A Christmas Story

More about the Simpson’s / Apu Issue






Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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