My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story.
I’ve seen it dozens of time and will be watching it again once or twice this year. I’m sure you are familiar with it. It’s the movie where Ralphie desperately wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas but his mom is afraid he will shoot his eye out.
My BB gun was a Daisy and it was a pretty cool Christmas gift. It ranks in my top five Christmas gifts of all time, right up there with my first Zebco 33 rod and reel, the electric football set and Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em robots.
Since The Oklahoman’s outdoors page will be published on Christmas morning this year, I am on the hunt for the Okie versions of A Christmas Story.
Did Santa Claus bring you the BB gun that you always wanted one Christmas? Or maybe it was a Browning over and under shotgun that was left under your tree? Or a Zebco 33 or Abu Garcia reel? Or perhaps it was your first pocket knife? Or a bow? Or a camping tent? Or a boat or canoe?
Whatever it was, if you have a special memory of such a Christmas gift, I want to hear about it. Tell me what it was and why it was so memorable to you. Send your story to email@example.com and it might just be published in The Oklahoman on Christmas morning.
Consider it my Christmas gift to you.