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
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