Viewing: Oh god, who knows?
Format: On-demand from TBS
Oh, fudge...! Maxwell and Ryan get nostalgic for a nostalgia film, "A Christmas Story" - the tale of a boy who just wants a BB gun for Christmas. The Signal Watch crew is celebrating the Holiday season with discussions of some of our seasonal favorite films and specials, so we go deep on a movie we can all relate to (maybe a bit too much).
Christmas Time is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio from A Charlie Brown Christmas
O Tannenbaum - Vince Guaraldi Trio from A Charlie Brown Christmas
24:40 - on Amazon Prime A Roadtrip for Ralphie
30:10 - video for Hot for Teacher by Van Halen
45:55 - article on Jane Krakowsi in A Christmas Story Live
1:09:25 - A Christmas Story House Museum in Cleveland
When we hit 50 listens, Maxwell sent me some choice family photos
So... a trip down memory lane with the TheRealLMS's family. (The great thing here is how much I can see Laura and her dad in her kids. Those are some powerful chromosomes, people.)
Here's those pics with copy by Laura:
Here is my dad with some brothers and his sister visiting Santa Claus in the 50's at the Lazarus Department Store in Columbus, OH. Lazarus would have been that town's Higbee's. My dad is the Ralphie looking fellow with the big grin on the left.
Here I am with Santa at what I think is that same Higbee's-like Lazarus department store in the late 70s. This is clearly not the official Santa picture. I dig the side view with the lady shopping in the background.
Here are some more photos of the Lazarus store in its heyday according to the Columbus Dispatch (and includes a cartoon from when the store got its first escalator.)
I know I promised a photo of me chilling with Santa while my brother loses it, but neither of us are okay with this Santa.
|editor's note: I don't think Santa is okay, either|