A Christmas Story
Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.
- A photo booth
- A craft table for kiddos to make ornaments for gifts
- A cookie and cocoa/coffee bar
- And, yes, Santa has agreed to come with his Merry Elves.
This is a family friendly holiday event. We will also be raffling off the Leg Lamp! The Red Ryder BB Gun and Randy’s Toy Tin Zeppelin. Don’t miss all the holiday fun!
Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9, at 7:00 PM; Sunday, December 10, at 2:00 PM
Assembly Hall at Jackson County Fairgrounds
2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula, MS