I remember Thanksgiving weekend in 1983, my best friend and I wanted to get in the holiday spirit and went to see a new Christmas movie called "A Christmas Story"....we thought it was hilarious - in fact, we even went back to the theater to see it again about a week later. We loved it and had no idea at the time that it would one day be considered a "classic" Christmas movie.
Of course we could related to the Christmas wishes of a cute little boy named "Ralphie" - played by Peter Billingsley. How cute was he ? I thought he had the bluest eyes !
We both thought - what an incredible actor to be just a kid ! He did a great job and pretty much carried the whole movie. (All the actors were great but let's face it - it was all about "Ralphie")
That movie wasn't what you would call a blockbuster at the time, in fact it only earned about $ 2 million on its opening weekend but now, every Christmas you can catch it on TBS for 24 straight hours! It is great and I think it is probably my mom's favorite Christmas movie.
Have you ever wondered what that cute little boy grew up to look like as an adult ? Well, wonder no more...here he is....
I don't know about you but I think he aged VERY well. My, my, my !!!