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I'm Sorry, But "A Christmas Story" Is Overrated And Not That Great

I wish he would shoot his eye out. Or mine, so I don't have to watch this movie again.

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Every year, TNT runs a 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story because it's apparently the only movie that matters during the holidays.

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If you're not familiar with the story — which I don't know how you couldn't be by now — it's the tale of a little boy, Ralphie, who only wants one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle.

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The air rifle is all Ralphie can talk about and think about, but every time he brings it up, people say he can't get one because "you'll shoot your eye out."

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His "old man" also hates dogs and wins a racy lamp in the shape of a woman's leg and mispronounces "FRAGILE" because he's dumb. Just like the movie.

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YEAH I SAID IT! A Christmas Story is the most overrated film in the history of cinema.

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The only reason it's so quotable and considered "a classic" is because it's on TV for 24 straight hours and everyone feels obligated to watch it out of fear of missing out. "What? You haven't seen A Christmas Story?! It's the best!"

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No it is not. It's actually pretty dumb and not THAT funny. Now, don't get me wrong, the movie has its moments, but overall it's not even close to the best Christmas movie.

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Don't believe me? You don't have to. Tons of people agree:

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I'll never understand why they put "A Christmas Story" on for 24 hrs on christmas. I hate the movie so much

Michelle@CSINYJustifiedFollow

I'll never understand why they put "A Christmas Story" on for 24 hrs on christmas. I hate the movie so much

1:49 AM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A Christmas Story is hands down the worst and most overrated Christmas movie of all time

Chris Sieber@Siebs27Follow

A Christmas Story is hands down the worst and most overrated Christmas movie of all time

9:28 AM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Least favorite thing about Christmas: A Christmas Story. Worst movie ever.

Brian McFadden@BrianMcFaddenn5Follow

Least favorite thing about Christmas: A Christmas Story. Worst movie ever.

9:52 PM - 23 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's that time of year where it's hard to avoid one of the most overrated movies of all time: A Christmas Story.

Evan Harrison@AlTheKillerFollow

It's that time of year where it's hard to avoid one of the most overrated movies of all time: A Christmas Story.

3:49 AM - 22 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Fact: I will never watch A Christmas Story again. Literally the worst Christmas movie of all-time.

Josh Costella@JoshCostellaFollow

Fact: I will never watch A Christmas Story again.

Literally the worst Christmas movie of all-time.

8:51 PM - 23 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Getting a lot of pushback that A Christmas Story isn’t on my list. Why not? Because it’s overrated.

Bart Pohlman@SportsTalkBartFollow

Getting a lot of pushback that A Christmas Story isn’t on my list. Why not? Because it’s overrated.

11:52 AM - 23 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Just saw a promo for the annual 24-hour Christmas Story marathon. Of all the Christmas movies, why that one? It's so overrated.

Jon Gerardi@JonGerardiFollow

Just saw a promo for the annual 24-hour Christmas Story marathon. Of all the Christmas movies, why that one? It's so overrated.

2:40 PM - 23 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I'm sorry, but A Christmas Story is the WORST Christmas movie ever made. And I refuse to watch it ever again.

taylor nichole ✨@nichole_johnsFollow

I'm sorry, but A Christmas Story is the WORST Christmas movie ever made. And I refuse to watch it ever again.

11:37 AM - 23 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And if you still think that A Christmas Story is wonderful, well, you can go suck on a bar of soap.

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