A Christmas Story

1983, Movie, PG, 98 mins


Exclusive First Look: Cougar Town Celebrates the Holiday With A Christmas Story Spoofs

Cougar Town

'Tis the season to be jolly, and the cul-de-sac crew from TBS's Cougar Town are ringing in the holiday with a special three-part homage to the classic 1983 film A Christmas Story. The commercial spots will run during TBS's 17th annual 24 Hours of A Christmas Story marathon beginning Christmas Eve at 8/7c.

Check out all three promos below, as Andy (Ian Gomez) pigs out at dinner, a wine mishap causes Jules (Courteney Cox) to utter the queen mother of dirty words and Travis (Dan Byrd) dons one of the film's most iconic — and humiliating — costumes.

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Catch Up With the Cast of A Christmas Story in New TV Guide Network Special

Peter Billingsley

What ever happened to the cast of the classic holiday film, A Christmas Story? TV Guide Network is finding out!

In The Cast of A Christmas Story: Where Are They Now, TV Guide Network reveals how the lives of the cast have changed since the '80s film became a cult classic. Throughout the special, viewers will go inside the Cleveland house where the movie was shot, which is now a museum dedicated to the film, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway musical based on the movie, which star Peter Billingsley (Ralphie) is producing. The hour features interviews with cast members as they share memories from making the movie. read more

VIDEO: Julie Plec, Liz Tigelaar, Chris Gorham and Others Announce Inaugural ATX Festival

ATX Television Festival

The Vampire Diaries' Julie Plec, Awake creator Kyle Killen and actor/director Peter Billingsley (yes, the boy in the 1983 holiday classic A Christmas Story) have all signed on for the inaugural ATX Television Festival, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. 

Kicking off June 1 in Austin, Texas, the festival will unveil new series, exhibit current and cult favorites, and spotlight unaired pilots and series that were cancelled before their time. Panels as well as Q-and-As with casts and show creator will be part of the fest.

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TV Guide Network Counts Down TV's Merriest Moments


Now that the season of giving is upon us, our friends at the TV Guide Network have made a list of holiday humor and checked it twice. Here's a sneak peek at some of the goodies television has left under the tree over the years. (Catch the full special on Sunday, December 5 at 8/7c)

10. Married...With Children "It's a Bundyful Life" (December 17, 1989)
A despondent Al is counseled by the scariest angel ever (late comic Sam Kinison) in a roasting of the Jimmy Stewart flick. 

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A Christmas Story Star to Executive Produce Musical Adaptation

A Christmas Story

Peter Billingsley, the star of the iconic holiday movie A Christmas Story, has signed on to executive producer musical adaption of the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Christmas Story has always meant a lot to me personally," Billingsley, who became famous for his portrayal of BB gun-obsessed Ralphie Parker in the 1983 classic, tells the trade paper. "I'm excited to bring this film to the stage because the story and the characters lend themselves so well to the world of musicals."

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008

Peter Billingsley, A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story Marathon
8 pm/ET TBS
Butter up plenty of popcorn, gather the family and settle in for lots of holiday yuks as this 1983 classic airs in 12 consecutive screenings.

Read on for previews of Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas, Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choice Featuring the King's Singers, Bones and Toby Keith Classic Christmas. read more

Christmas Story Director Robert Clark Killed in Crash

From the AP wire:Film director Robert Clark, 67, best known for the beloved holiday classic A Christmas Story, was killed, as was his 22-year-old son, in a Wednesday car accident in Pacific Palisades. The two men were in an Infiniti that collided head-on with a GMC Yukon around 2:30 am/PT. The driver of the other car, Hector Velazquez-Nava, 24 — who was under the influence of alcohol and was driving without a license — was hospitalized and will be booked for investigation of gross vehicular manslaughter. A female passenger of Velazquez-Nava's was treated for minor injuries and released. read more

The Christmas Story House, and Soderbergh's Mystery Cinematographer

Send your movie questions to FlickChickQuestion I saw a preview of the Steven Soderbergh movie The Good German and noticed that the black-and-white photography was by his regular cinematographer Peter Andrews What Im wondering is why Andrews never works with anyone else JoanieFlickChick Peter Andrews never works with anyone other than Steven Soderbergh because Peter Andrews is Steven Soderbergh Although there are a number of cinematographers who later became directors including Jan de Bont Barry Sonnenfeld Mario Bava Ernest Dickerson Dean Semler Nicolas Roeg Andrew Davis and Ronald Neame very few mainstream directors shoot their own films in large part because directing a big complicated and expensive feature is more than enough work without adding in another full-time job The only other one I can think of who is working in Hollywood today is Peter Hyams and given how awful his recent films have been you could make a very persuasive argument t read more

Short Cuts: The Office, An Early Show Exit and More!

Kristen Bell, Rob Lowe, Josh Radnor and several stars of The O.C. and The Office are among those offering personal phone calls to the highest bidders in a holiday auction supporting the Young Storytellers Foundation. Go to eBay.com/skypeaceleb for details.... Rene Syler, one fourth of The Early Show's anchor team, will exit the CBS morning-news show before Christmas, to pursue other media opportunities. Syler is publishing a book in 2007.... Grey's Anatomy, House, Lost, The Sopranos and 24 are the drama nominees at this year's Producers Guild of America Awards. Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, My Name Is Earl, The Office and Weeds nabbed comedy bids.... TBS will unspool a 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story starting Dec. 24 at 8 pm/ET. (Shhhh, I find that film overrated.) read more


Darren McGavin, a prolific actor who starred in five TV series, including Mike Hammer and the cult fave Kolchak: The Night Stalker, died Saturday of natural causes. He was 83. McGavin's many other memorable turns include the feature films A Christmas Story, The Man with the Golden Arm and The Natural, plus the TV bio Ike, in which he portrayed George Patton. read more

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