Dec 20, 2012

And the Movie's From 1983

Deb Milbrath, 12/19/12:
A Christmas Story is set during the Depression, just like author Jean Shepherd's own childhood.

Remember: not everyone in the world is a Baby Boomer.


  1. Actually, I think A Christmas Story is set post-WWII, like the baby boom itself, not during the Depression, which was pre-WWII.

  2. jaylake: I don't believe the movie says explicitly -- and I expect the audience of Boomers most presume it matches their experience -- but it's full of '30s cars and adapts stories published in the mid-60s about the childhood of a man born in 1921. Also remember that major plot points key off radio shows. It's pretty clearly pre-war.


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