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The holiday season means family, food, friends — and a slew of holiday films. The 1983 comedy A Christmas Story has become one of the cult favorites of the season, in heavy rotation on television screens across America each year.
The quirky film follows a boy named Ralphie and his misadventures with his parents, friends and neighborhood bullies — all while he pines for a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.
Scott Schwartz played Flick, the kid who stuck his tongue to a frozen flagpole in one of the film's most enduring scenes. Schwartz talks with NPR's Neal Conan about his memories from the set and the enduring appeal of the film. And Talk of the Nation movie buff Murray Horwitz also joins the conversation to remember some favorite moments from A Christmas Story.