Some people REALLY don’t like A Christmas Story. I don’t know if I feel as strongly as she does about it, but she does hit on some things that help explain why I don’t like watching the film. As a boy’s story with too much nostalgia, it doesn’t have much to say to me.
I especially liked this comment in the resulting comment thread, which discusses why the best movies for women’s roles are found before 1940.
(I found the link via The Heroine Next Door, whom I completely disagree with about Elf.)