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10 Interesting Facts About ‘A Christmas Story’



The film ‘A Christmas Story’ has been a fan favorite holiday movie since its initial release back in 1983. The movie has become a tradition for many families to watch during the holiday seasons. ‘A Christmas Story’ has classic, funny lines and memorable scenes that still have everyone raving about it many years later. Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about the cult classic ‘A Christmas Story’ that many people may not know about.

Goggles Boy

The young boy in the scene where Ralphie is waiting on Santa and is wearing googles wasn’t an actor. He was a real boy that was in the department store at the time of filming and the directors decided to use him in the famous scene.

Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson was originally supposed to play the role of Ralphie’s dad. Due to the film’s budget being so small, they were not able to pay Nicholson. The role eventually went to Darrin McGavin.