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A Christmas Story
Tue, 2017-Dec-26 01:17 UTC
Length - 2:07
Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.
With 220,212 views on Monday, 25 December 2017 our article of the day is A Christmas Story.
A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film directed by Bob Clark, and based on Jean Shepherd's semi-fictional anecdotes in his 1966 book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, with some elements from his 1971 book Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories. It stars Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin and Peter Billingsley. A seasonal classic in North America, it is shown numerous times on television, usually on the networks owned by the Turner Broadcasting System. Since 1997, a marathon of the film titled "24 Hours of A Christmas Story" has aired annually on TNT and/or TBS, comprising twelve consecutive airings of the film on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day each year.
The film was released on November 18, 1983. It earned two Canadian Genie Awards in 1984 and in 2012 was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:17 UTC on Tuesday, 26 December 2017.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Christmas_Story.
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