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The actual short stories that "A Christmas Story" is based on.,
This review is from: A Christmas Story: The Book That Inspired the Hilarious Classic Film (Hardcover)
Let me say first off that this is NOT the "Book of the Movie". Nor is it a single work, as the blurb on the cover may lead one to believe. This book is a compilation of the original wryly funny Jean Shephard short stories, that were developed by him into the classic film. These include the saga of the Red Ryder BB gun, naturally, the "Major Award", "Grover Dill" AKA "Scutt Farkus" and the Bumpuses; though one learns more about them, than just their hounds.
The whole book runs to only 130 pages, and is a perfect size for a stocking stuffer, or a gift for those folks one just doesn't know what to buy: work, "Secret Santas" etc. Recommended.