There's only one rule in my house come Christmas Day. I don't care who's coming over, how many gifts there are to open, what kind of food is being prepared or whether there's indeed any snow to shovel. Nope. Could care less. And look, there are tons of wonderful Christmas-related flicks that exist today -- some more memorable than others -- that people enjoy and attempt to watch as the magical holiday draws near.

Me? I don't watch Miracle on 34th Street or It's a Wonderful Life -- nope, on Christmas there's only one film that's allowed on my television. A film that must remain on my boob tube for 24 hours straight ... or else. And that film would be A Christmas Story. I could be three rooms away, somehow sense the channel being changed -- even for a brief second -- and come rushing back into the room, screaming bloody murder. Oh, I'll tackle someone if need be. This is my film. I own it for one day. Sure, my family might think I'm a bit nuts ... at first, but by the eighth or ninth time it's on, there's a crowd. People are laughing, spitting out quotes and remembering past Christmas events -- loved ones who have passed on and memories that are only sparked because of this film. Because of this odd rule I force everyone around me to follow. And so it goes. Here are 24 reasons to watch all 24 hours of A Christmas Story on Christmas Day ...

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