Jean shepherd a christmas story

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jean shepherd a christmas story

A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd

A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana—the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film.

The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family’s typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

This edition of A Christmas Story gathers together in one hilarious volume the gems of autobiographical humor that Jean Shepherd drew upon to create this enduring film. Here is young Ralphie Parker’s shocking discovery that his decoder ring is really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father’s pitched battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp; the unleashed and unnerving savagery of Ralphie’s duel in the show with the odious bullies Scut Farkas and Grover Dill; and, most crucially, Ralphie’s unstoppable campaign to get Santa—or anyone else—to give him a Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle. Who cares that the whole adult world is telling him, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid”?

The pieces that comprise A Christmas Story, previously published in the larger collections In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories, coalesce in a magical fashion to become an irresistible piece of Americana, quite the equal of the film in its ability to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.


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Jean Shepherd - A Christmas Story Tribute - Hammond, Indiana

Jean Shepherd, Actor: A Christmas Story. Raised in Hammond, Indiana, Jean Shepherd went on to work in the steel mills and was a veteran of the Army Signal .
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Jean Parker Shepherd Jr. July 26, — October 16, was an American storyteller , radio and TV personality, writer and actor. He was often referred to by the nickname Shep. As a youth he worked briefly as a mail carrier in a steel mill and earned his Amateur radio license W9QWN at age 16, sometimes claiming he was even younger. He sporadically attended Indiana University , but never graduated. Shepherd was a lifelong Chicago White Sox fan. Army Signal Corps.

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A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana - the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film and the live musical on Fox. The holiday film A Christmas Story , first released in , has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family's typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

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    Jean Parker Shepherd Jr. (July 26, – October 16, ) was an American storyteller, radio and TV personality, writer and actor. He was often referred to by the nickname Shep. With a career that spanned decades, Shepherd is known for the film A Christmas Story ().

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