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‘A Christmas Story’ Turns 30 This Year

Ralphie Parker sits on Santa's lap in a scene from the film 'A Christmas Story', 1983. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)

Ralphie Parker sits on Santa’s lap in a scene from the film ‘A Christmas Story’, 1983. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)

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Tim Jimenez is a general assignment reporter at KYW Newsradio...
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By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – This holiday season marks the 30th anniversary of a cult classic that “triple dog dared” its way into popular culture.

“A Christmas Story” is now three decades old.

It’s hard to believe for some that the tale of Ralphie Parker and his quest for a Red Ryder BB Gun came out so long ago.

“It doesn’t seem that old and maybe I’m older than I thought,” Rob from Philadelphia said.

Many memorable moments, from the leg lamp, the pink bunny suit, be sure to drink your ovaltine and this scene, recalls Rob:

“Where he sticks his tounge on the poll. There’s no better scene in any movie.”

The holiday classic was written and voiced by one-time KYW Newsradio personality Jean Shepherd.

Jean Shepherd (Credit: Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia)

Jean Shepherd (Credit: Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia)

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