Sunday, December 7, 2008

Kids and curse words!

"A Christmas Story" has to be one of my favorite all time Christmas movies. In a pinch, I'll toss it in there with some of my other classic favorites like:

  1. It's a Wonderful Life
  2. White Christmas
  3. Home Alone
  4. The Bishop's Wife
  5. The Preacher's Wife
  6. A Fare to Remember
  7. Holiday Affair

All of these movies are special to me in some unique way. I still remember watching "A Christmas Story" for the very first time and reflecting back on my own experiences with my first BB gun. I really enjoyed the way in which the story is narrated and the overt and sublime humor. When I think of the movie, I can't help but think about some of the signature lines like: "You'll shoot your eye out." and " I Double Dog Dare Ya!" Yeah, it's a good one for me. Silly - of course! A bit of adult humor? You bet! But sentimentally good.

I was thinking about this movie again just the other day. Not only because it's seasonal and it's that time of year. But also because I overheard some young kids talking about curse words and their "made up" names for some of the common words. Here's what I heard:

  1. Son of a Business man
  2. Mother Trucker
  3. Kiss my Astronaut
  4. Go to Help
  5. Holy Ship

Okay, that's about all I can remember. I'm sure you guys/gals with dirty minds can figure out the intended word or phrase. I know it's a bit juvenile but their conversation did catch my wondering ear. And it reminded me of this clip from "A Christmas Story."


What's your favorite Christmas movie?


Footsteps said...

"A Christmas Story" is great. ~And I get terribly sentimental watching "It's a Wonderful Life"...
I saw a leg lamp (made in Frag-i-le, no doubt) in a restaurant recently. ~Love how the wife dealt with that decorating challenge in the movie!

intrepidideas said...


It sounds like you've seen the movie once or twice? The leg lamp... I could never tell if she did her redecoration while she was watering her plants or practicing her baseball swing. :)

It's a Wonderful Life! I've Gotta watch it again this year!

Jen said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog and yes I feel better. Castration would make me feel even better but..well...

I can't read the word fragile without saying it Fra-gi-lay. What a great movie!

Christmas Vacation is another one that is a classic.

Chris said...

Very funny! :)

One of our neighbors puts out a leg lamp every year. I had never seen the whole movie, so I didn't get it at first. I just thought, "WHAT WEIRD NEIGHBORS!" haha

Great movie list!

intrepidideas said...

Thanks Chris...