“A Christmas Story”

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.

It has been 25 years since “A Christmas Story” arrived in movie theaters and soon vanished from the big screen and people’s minds.

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.

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