prepare to have your mind blown.
until last week, mark had never seen a christmas story. he's a huge movie buff and didn't grow up living under a TNT-less rock, so it really makes no sense. me on the other hand, i can pinpoint the first time i saw it down to the date and hour (december 24, 1998 at 8:00PM... we were sitting around waiting to go to midnight service). it's since become a staple in my family, and no one overuses the "french" pronunciation of FRAGILE like my father. it is, unequivocally, my favorite christmas movie. so last year, when mark admitted to never having seen ralphie's kid brother show mommy how the piggies eat, i told him to wait! watch it for the first time with me! i tossed the DVD in my suitcase for our next visit, and it stayed there through several visits- unwatched. oops. this brings us to this year's sixth date of christmas! a christmas story ON THE BIG SCREEN! it was showing one night only at our local theater, digitally remastered, and you can bet your britches we bought tickets in advance! i've never seen it in a movie theater, and this was the perfect time to indoctrinate mark on the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window. date #6 gets two thumbs up!