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76: You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid! (A Christmas Story)

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! This week, just in time for TBS' annual 24-hour-marathon, the elves discuss the much beloved, 1983, quintessentially American holiday Classic, A Christmas Story. But while many people have fond memories of this film, there is no unanimous praise for little Ralphie Parker or his quest for a Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun on this episode, as a battle so fierce that it rivals that of the Old Man and his wife over his infamous Leg Lamp breaks out over the movie's merits amongst the three hosts - with Julia and Thom on one side, and Anthony on the other. Not since 2017's infamous Grinch episode have the three been so divided over such a well-known and oft-played movie, but it makes for a fun (and nowhere near as contentious!) discussion, in which the elves' giddiness over Santa's impending visit tonight is palpable the entire time. Also discussed this episode are the gifts from childhood, which were never received, that Scott Calvin's Santa Claus would drop down from his sleigh to Julia, Thom, and Anthony if he flew by on Christmas Eve. So as you're doing last minute prep work for your Christmas Eve and Day celebrations, wrapping the last of your gifts, taking a break from the yearly TBS marathon of this film, or simply spending a relaxing day as you wait for Santa to come down your chimney tonight, make sure to tune in to this fun episode full of holiday cheer!