Wow, I can’t believe it’s the day before the day before Christmas! Time sure flies when you’re drinking gluehwein and dropping cash you don’t have on presents. (Word to the wise…don’t shop drunk on Amazon.)
It’s a bit of a shorty today because I’m swept up with all things merry and I just can’t pin myself to my computer desk long enough to write something more weighty.
So, as a cheat, let’s just take a moment to review one of my favorite scenes in one of the best Christmas movies of all time. Yes, I know TNT plays this for 24 hours straight, but that doesn’t mean I can’t use it as fodder for this blog.
113. The Santa Scene from A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story was shot in Cleveland (I’m a Great Lakes gal myself, so this makes me extra proud). For this scene, they shot in a Cleveland-based department store called Higbees. Higbees kept the slide that was used for the shoot. Unfortunately, they were taken over by Dillard’s and that Dillard’s closed a few years back.
There are many things I love about this scene:
-The ‘so over it’ attitude of the elves.
-The way the female elf uses her hat to mark inflections in her words.
-The gentle yet forceful tap of Santa’s boot on Ralphie’s forehead.
-The way the parents don’t even notice the post traumatic stress disorder on their children’s faces.
It’s all good. Enjoy.
I’m also partial to any scene with the Bumpus Hounds. What are some of your favorite bits from this film?
Merry Christmas and see you in 2010 for another great year.