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A Christmas Story

Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic

Caseen Gaines Wil Wheaton Eugene B. Bergmann

232 pages
Ecw Press

“The definitive book about Bob Clark’s 1983 classic holiday film.” Parade

A delightful gift book with rare and previously unreleased photographs, behind-the-scenes insight, and interviews with the stars of the beloved film

Learn about the special effects required to stick Flick’s tongue to the frozen pole, the film’s unlikely rise to fame after a mediocre theater debut, and which famous actor Darren McGavin beat out for the role of the Old Man

From Jean Shepherd’s original radio broadcasts to Bob Clark’s 1983 sleeper hit film and beyond, A Christmas Story has become a beloved yuletide tradition over the last three decades. This engaging book reveals — and celebrates — the inside scoop behind the film’s production, release, and unlikely ascent to the top of popular culture.

This is the untold story of the making of the film — and what happened afterwards. Ralphie Parker’s quest for a Red Ryder Air Rifle didn’t conclude with the movie’s release; the tale inspired massive VHS sales, a Broadway production, and a mountain of merchandise. Complete with rare and previously unreleased photographs, this book provides fans of the movie and film buffs alike with all they didn’t know about the timeless classic.

Author Bio
Caseen Gaines is a pop culture enthusiast and the author of Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse (2011). He lives in New Jersey.