Each year, millions of people tune into watch the “A Christmas Story” marathon on TBS on Christmas Day. The movie has inspired a museum, leg lamps and an annual convention. CNN reports that the film is still thriving.
Reviews of the film were mixed at the time, with a critic for The New York Times calling the cast “less funny than actors in a television situation comedy that one has chosen to watch with the sound turned off.”
But you’re triple-dog-dared to say that today to the fans who tune in to its regular holiday showings — including an annual 24-hour marathon on Christmas Day — and who have transformed a small house in Cleveland, Ohio, into a tourist attraction simply because it was featured in the movie.