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A Christmas Story

For Black Boys, It's a Different Story

Sharon Van Epps | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Sharon Van Epps

A couple of months before Tamir Rice died with an Airsoft gun in his hand, I stopped my son and a black friend as they were headed out our back door to meet a classmate at the park, loaded down with Nerf guns.

The Best Christmas Movies

Culturalist | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment

The stockings are hung by the TV with care, in hopes that great Christmas movies soon will be there. When you're nestled snug on your couch, looking for a spot of yuletide cheer, here are some of the Best Christmas Movies of All Time to get you into the spirit of the season:

Guess Who This Little Guy Grew Up To Be

Posted 03.25.2014 | Celebrity

Before he starred in too many editions of the same shoot–'em–up movie (Hey, "Die Hard"!), you may have thought Bruce Willis was just a little boy ...

Boy Accidentally Reenacts Tongue-Sticking Scene From 'A Christmas Story'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.14.2014 | Weird News

A middle school student in Easthampton, Mass., is feeling licked after getting his tongue stuck on a metal pole. The student, whose name has not be...

And Now, My #1 Trick to Staying Warm This Winter

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

The kid in The Sixth Sense saw dead people. I see bursting cupboards and closets and file cabinets. With my eyes closed. Oh yeah. It makes me hot. Take that, oil company!

Is the A Christmas Story House Haunted?

Aaron Sagers | Posted 03.25.2014 | Weird News
Aaron Sagers

Something uninvited might be roaming around Ralphie's house from A Christmas Story, and it isn't the Bumpus dogs from next door. According to Parano...

20 Surprising Things You Might Not Know About 'A Christmas Story' | Posted 12.27.2013 | Comedy

Yes, you’ve probably seen A Christmas Story 500 times by now — it’s kind of hard not to when TNT puts it on a 24 hour loop every year. But that ...

In My Family, Holidays Mean Chop Suey and A Christmas Story

Jack Mathews | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Jack Mathews

What a joy it is to have a movie fulfill the promise of a good time that you make to your children.

Aisle View: We Need a Little Christmas Story

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

A Christmas Story is in fine shape at Madison Square Garden. It is a modern-day rarity: a holiday family show that'll enthrall the kids while offering adults flavorful, top-flight entertainment.

Jean Shepherd, A Man of Many Personas

Tania Grossinger | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
Tania Grossinger

All of my friends should be so idiosyncratic.

Why Do You Keep Doing This??

Oliver Noble | Posted 12.09.2013 | Comedy

Ever since the classic “A Christmas Story” scene, people have wondered if it is really possible to freeze your tongue to a pole by licking it. ...

'A Christmas Story' On A New York City Subway Train

Posted 12.03.2013 | Comedy

Improv Everywhere has outdone themselves once again with the final installment in their Movies In Real Life series. This time, they give us the immor...

'A Christmas Story' Is 30 Years Old

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 11.28.2013 | Entertainment

CLEVELAND (AP) — Even after three decades, the triple-dog dare doesn't get old. The film "A Christmas Story" opened 30 years ago to mixed reviews b...

24 Movies You Absolutely Need To Watch This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.22.2013 | Entertainment

Sure, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but the holidays are fast approaching. In between the fantastic parties and cozy family gatherings, why not ...

Curtis M. Wong

The NYC Return Of 'A Christmas Story' | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.04.2014 | New York

The Black Friday retail debacle might still be weeks away, but New Yorkers and New Englanders will have an excuse to ring in a more jovial aspect of t...

Iconic 'Christmas Story' Scene Immortalized With Statue

Posted 10.30.2013 | Chicago

We triple-dog dare you to pretend you can't recall the iconic cinematic scene. The northwest Indiana town of Hammond on Tuesday is unveiling a new ...

Musical Heads North For Winter

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — It may not have won any Tony Awards, but the charming musical based on the cult holiday film "A Christmas Story" will be hitting the ...

Who Will Take the Tony on Broadway This Year?

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory G. Allen

It is that time of year when the Broadway community in New York City shines their bright lights on the 'best of the best' with the annual Tony Awards ceremony.

Remembering A Time When I Actually Liked Winter

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.26.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

It's January, and so far in Chicago we've had a relatively mild winter. There has been almost no snow. Yet I have grown to hate winter as the years go by, and I still can't wait for it to be over.

Playbill Drawings: A Christmas Story

Ken Fallin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Arts
Ken Fallin

I am a very old fashioned artist, in that I still use a steel quill pen, which I must dip into a glass ink well every few seconds. It takes time and patience, but I prefer this method of drawing.

Twas the Night Before Christmas and You Still Need Gift Advice

Cara Joy David | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York
Cara Joy David

Some of you still want to give the last minute gift of theater tickets. It is always hard to recommend theater for people you do not know, but this season I have some generic recommendations for all.

The National Film Registry Scorecard

Jon Eig | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

I am always intrigued by the Library of Congress's annual selections for the National Film Registry. Since 1989, panels of experts have selected 25 films per year to add to this list. The net they cast is wide, covering all types of film, recognized for cultural, historical or artistic significance.

Ralphie Is the True Spirit of Christmas

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 02.18.2013 | Arts
Steven Paul Leiva

The film was not only the perfect remedy for my blues, but I came out of the theater convinced that I had just seen the truest, most honest, and thus, best Christmas movie ever made -- an opinion I have never swayed from.

'A Christmas Story' Is Officially A Classic

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON — "Breakfast at Tiffany's," `'Dirty Harry" and "A League of Their Own" will be preserved for their enduring significance in American ...

How'd They Do This?

Posted 11.28.2012 | Entertainment

If it's the holiday season, it can mean only one thing: "A Christmas Story." TV Guide Network tracked down the cast of the beloved seasonal delight fo...