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    I Was Today Years Old When I Realized 'Ralphie' Was That Actor In 'Elf'

    Ralphie, is that you?

    There’s a new “today years old” realization sweeping the internet.

    It all started with this hilarious tweet.

    Today, at approximately 11:19 AM, my life changed forever when I found out this dude from Elf was also Ralphie from A Christmas Story https://t.co/kBVj4fE2RV

    It reads: "Today, at approximately 11:19 AM, my life changed forever when I found out this dude from Elf was also Ralphie from A Christmas Story."

    Of course, he's talking about Peter Billingsly who played "Ralphie" in the classic "A Christmas Story."

    So, it turns out he also played that elf named "Ming Ming" in the 2003 movie "Elf" starring Will Ferrell.

    Others quickly chimed in to reveal that they, too, had no clue before now.

    @_jack_Schaller @BurrowNicolas This is breaking news!

    Minds were blown.

    @_jack_Schaller @patrickklepek WHAT. THE. FUCK.

    Someone else pointed out another film Peter Billingsley has been in that you probably didn't know about — "Four Christmases."

    @_jack_Schaller He was also in Four Christmases

    But, this tweet summed it all up quite nicely.

    @_jack_Schaller He also was an executive producer of Iron Man and starred in it. Not to mention he's been in the director's chair, too. Peter Billingsly is much more than Ralphie. But he'll always be Ralphie to me. https://t.co/Y8uq7F5VAg

    "But he'll always be Ralphie to me."