A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, based on his book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, with some elements derived from Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories. It was directed by Bob Clark. The film has since become a holiday classic in the United States and is shown numerous times on television during the Christmas season, usually on the networks owned by Turner Broadcasting. As of 1997 a marathon of the film titled "24 Hours of A Christmas Story" has aired on TNT and/or TBS, comprising twelve consecutive airings of the film on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Wikipedia
A Christmas Story is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, United States National Film Registry films, American comedy films, Films set in the 1940s, Christmas films, Films shot in Toronto, Films set in Indiana, Films directed by Bob Clark and 1980s comedy films.
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