See the Little Known Trivia You Missed in ‘A Christmas Story’

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A Christmas Story has been part of the Christmas tradition for years now. Watching it during the Yuletide season has become a part of the tradition as hanging stockings.

In light of the fast approaching holiday, here are some facts you might not know about the film A Christmas Story:

Ralphie said that he wants an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle twenty eight times!

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Residents of the movie’s setting lent their antique cars to the set in order to make it more realistic

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You’ll see the popular leg lamp from the movie if you Google Map the actual address of the house

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The kid behind Ralphie in the classroom is actually wearing a Dukes of Hazard digital watch

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Scut Farkas’s last name means “wolf” in Norwegian

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The hat that Farkas has is a Davey Crockett hat was popular in the ’50s

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If Jack Nicholson became the father, the movie’s budget would have doubled

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You can see an ’80s Mathematics book on Miss Shield’s table

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The words that Ralphie uttered in his fight with Farkas were completely scripted

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The chattering wind-up teeth was invented in 1949

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Bing Crosby’s The Merry Christmas album that played in the movie was released in 1945

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“Christmas” was misspelled in Ralphie’s school theme

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The movie inspired the television show The Wonder Years

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Wil Wheaton auditioned for the role of Ralphie

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Bob Clarck, the film’s director, made a cameo appearance as Swede

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Even Jean Sheperd, the movie’s narrator and screenwriter, made an appearance in the mall scene

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The overall concept of the movie took 10 years to finish

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Bob Clarck used the money he got from A Christmas Story to fund the sex-comedy film Porky’s

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The inspiration to the film were initially published in Playboy magazines

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