And The Winner Is...

A Christmas Story!

I have closed the poll because I feel you are ready for the next one. A Christmas Story, which actually IS the best Christmas movie ever made, came out on top with 35.7% of the vote!
Miracle on 34th Street, Rudolph/Frosty/Santa, Christmas Vacation, and Home Alone all tied for 2nd place with 14.3% of the vote. Now on to the next question: What is your favorite Christmas tradition? (Completely secular question.)

In honor of A Christmas Story winning y'all's favorite movie, I'm going to share my top 25 favorite quotes from the movie. I watched it for the first time this year today. (I don't know what took me so long.) I wrote them down as I went.
I linked as many as I could find to their sound files. Sorry if some don't work. I tried. Unfortunately I couldn't find some of my very favorite ones (marked with stars) that I used to have the sound file for.
In chronological order in the movie, here we go...

"They looked at me as if I had lobsters crawling out of my ears."

"I want an official Red Ryder carbine action 200 shot range model air rifle. Oooooo."

"In the heat of battle, my father wove a tapestry of obscenity that, as far as we know, is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan."

* "I can't put my arms down!"

"Schwartz created a slight breach of etiquette by skipping the triple dare and going right for the throat."

* "Meatloaf smeatloaf double beatloaf. I HATE meatloaf!"

* "Fra-gee-lay. It must be Italian!" (I say this one all of the time.)

"Only one thing in the world could have dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window."

"Listen to this sentence: 'A red ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time.' Poetry. Sheer poetry."

"Don't want to waste electricity."

"My old man's spare tires were actually only tires in the academic sense. They were round. They had once been made of rubber."

* "Only I didn't say fudge. I said THE word. The big one. The queen mother of dirty words. The F dash dash dash word."

"My father worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium. A master."

"Be sure to drink your Ovaltine? A crummy commercial?"

* "You used up all the glue on purpose."

"Not a finga!"

"Daddy's gonna kill Ralphie!" "No, I promise you daddy's not going to KILL Ralphie."

"I slowly began to realize I was not about to be destroyed."

"The line waiting to Santa Claus stretched all the way back to Terre Haute. And I was at the end of it."

"I like Santa."

* "I like the Wizard of Oz. I like the tin man."

"Football? Football? What's a football?"

** "Wow! Whoopee! A zeppelin!"

"Aunt Clara had, for years, labored under the delusion that I was not only perpetually four years old, but also a girl."

"Deck the hars with boughs of horry. Fa ra ra ra ra ra ra ra ra. Tis the season to be jorry. Fa ra ra ra ra ra ra ra ra..."