Can You Finish These Lines From "A Christmas Story"?


By: J.P. Naomi

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Take it back to 1983 with this Christmastime favorite! How well do you remember quotes from "A Christmas Story"? Try your luck now with this quiz and see if Ralphie really shoots his eye out!

"The heavenly aroma still hung in the house. But it was gone, all gone! No _______!"

The narration continued, "No turkey sandwiches! No turkey salad! No turkey gravy! Turkey Hash! Turkey a la King! Or gallons of turkey soup! Gone, ALL GONE!"


"You'll shoot your _______ out, kid!"

This repeated line in "A Christmas Story" was spoken by several different people. They included Ralphie's mother and Santa Claus.


"Uh, I think that says ________, honey."

Mrs. Parker corrects what Mr. Parker believes is an Italian word on the box of his "major award."


"I triple _______ dare you!"

Schwartz was up to no good by daring Flick to stick his tongue to the cold flagpole. "And then, the coup de grace of all dares, the sinister triple-dog-dare..."


"Show me how the _______ eat!"

Encouraging Randy to eat his dinner, Mrs. Parker says this line to him. While it makes Mrs. Parker laugh, Mr. Parker is none too thrilled.


"I can't put my ______ down!"

Ralphie's little brother, Randy, was all bundled up in his winter snow suit. His mother zippered him up every morning but it was so thick, he couldn't lower his arms.


"Daddy's gonna kill ________!"

Randy ran for cover and spoke this line. He was portrayed by actor Ian Petrella.


"I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred-shot range model ________!"

Ralphie knew exactly what he wanted for Christmas. No one else seemed to think it was a good idea.


"My little brother had not _________ voluntarily in over three years."

Mrs. Parker was always thinking up creative ways to get Randy to eat his food, even if it meant showing her how the piggies eat.


"Randy, will you eat? There are starving people in ________!"

Mrs. Parker also tries to guilt Randy into eating. He groans and shoves a spoonful of food into his mouth.


"Only I didn't say '_______.' I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the F-dash-dash-dash word!"

"A Christmas Story" was released on November 18, 1983. Its running time is 93 minutes.


"In the heat of battle, ​my father wove a tapestry of _________ that, as far as we know, is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan."

The line that preceded this quote was by Mr. Parker. It read, "Oh for cripe's sake, open up that damper, will ya? Who the hell turned it all the way down? Hawk head! Aw, blasted poop flirt rattle crap camel flirt. You blonker frattle feet sturckle frat! Of a womp sack butt ratter bottom fodder..."


"Be sure to drink your ______."

Ralphie religiously listened to the radio each night to obtain the next letter in the clue for the secret message that turned out not to be very exciting.


"Don't want to waste _______."

When heading out of the house, Mrs. Parker turned off the leg lamp that was displayed in the front window. Mr. Parker was offended because he wanted the neighborhood to see his new prized possession. Mrs. Parker said it was to save electricity.


"Oh my God, I shot my ______ out!"

After hearing for weeks that he would shoot his eye out, Ralphie finally stepped outside on Christmas morning to try out his new BB gun, and indeed, it happened! Thankfully, he was wearing his glasses.


"That's ridiculous. Jealous. Jealous of WHAT? That is... the ugliest _______ I have ever seen in my entire LIFE!"

Mrs. Parker spoke this line to Mr. Parker in a loud and argumentative voice. She was not happy with the leg lamp displayed in their front window.


"It's a major _______!"

The leg lamp was Mr. Parker's "major award." Ralphie defended his father's award, but Mrs. Parker was not happy about it.


"Ohhhh, ________!"

Ralphie Parker was portrayed by actor Peter Billingsley. The narrator voice of Adult Ralphie was spoken by Jean Shepherd.


"Yes, it's a beautiful _______. It really is. But you see... it's smiling at me."

After the Bumpuses' dogs have devoured their dinner, the Parkers head to a Chinese restaurant for Christmas dinner. The staff serenade them with Christmas carols.


"Getting ready to go to ________ was like getting ready for extended deep-sea diving."

Peter Billingsley was born on April 16, 1971. He was 12 years old when "A Christmas Story" was released.


"Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of _______."

When Ralphie spoke a bad word, his mother would make him stand in the bathroom with a bar of soap in his mouth to 'clean his mouth.'


"The ________ stood there, quivering with fury, stammering as he tried to come up with a real crusher."

And "all he got out was... 'Naddafinga!'" Actor Darren McGavin played Ralphie's old man.


"Immediately, my feet began to sweat as those two fluffy little _______ with a blue button eyes stared sappily up at me."

Aunt Clara sent a bunny outfit to Ralphie with which he was less than thrilled. Mrs. Parker insisted that he go upstairs and try it on.


"Scut Farkus! What a rotten name! We were trapped. There he stood, between us and the alley. Scut Farkus staring out at us with his ______ eyes!"

Scut Farkus was portrayed by actor Zack Ward. Ward was born on August 31, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


"Ralphie, you're lucky it didn't cut your eye! Those ______ have been known to kill people."

Mrs. Parker, who spoke this line, was portrayed by actress Melinda Dillon. She was born in 1939 in Hope, Arkansas.


"It was ______ poisoning!"

"A Christmas Story" was made with a $3.2 million budget. It brought in more than $19 million at the box office.


"Hello, Mrs. ________? Yes, I'm fine. Uh, Mrs. ________, do you know what Ralph just said?"

Mr. Schwartz was portrayed by actor R. D. Robb. Robb also appeared as Charlie Anderson in "The Brady Bunch Movie" in 1995.


"_________ know nothing about creeping marauders burrowing through the snow toward the kitchen where only you and you alone stand between your tiny, huddled family and insensate evil."

"A Christmas Story" was based on the 1966 novel by Jean Shepherd entitled, "In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash." The novel was also turned into another film in 1994 entitled, "It Runs in the Family."


"There has never been a kid who didn't believe vaguely, but incessantly, that he would be stricken ________ before he reached 21, and then they'd be sorry."

"A Christmas Story" was written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark. It was also directed by Bob Clark.


"Some men are Baptists, others Catholics; my father was an _________ man."

Mr. Parker, or "My Old Man" as Ralphy referred to him, was portrayed by actor Darren McGavin. McGavin died at the age of 83 in 2006 from cardiovascular disease.


"Aunt ________ had for years labored under the delusion that I was not only perpetually 4 years old, but also a girl."

Since 1997, TNT or TBS have aired "24 hours of A Christmas Story" - a marathon of twelve consecutive showings of "A Christmas Story."


"My father worked in _______ the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium, a master."

Darren McGavin was also known for his role in the television horror series, "Kolchak: The NIght Stalker." In his later years, he had a recurring role on the sitcom, "Murphy Brown."


"Fra-gee-lay. Must be _______!"

Mr. Parker was reading the outside of the box of the package that was delivered to him at the house. It said F R A G I L E.


"Oh, look at that! Will you look at that? Isn't that glorious? It's... it's... it's indescribably beautiful! It reminds me of ___________!"

The narrator begins, "The snap of a few sparks, a quick whiff of ozone, and the lamp blazed forth in unparalleled glory." Mr. Parker then comes in with this line. He is overjoyed.


"Meatloaf, smeatloaf, ________-beatloaf. I hate meatloaf!"

Randy did not want to eat his dinner. Ian Petrella was just three years old when he portrayed Randy in "A Christmas Story."


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