Plan A Christmas Story theme party. Create 1940s decorations (cutouts of leg lamp, BB gun, Aunt Clara’s rabbit costume, the Bumpus dogs, etc.) Serve a traditional Christmas meal like Mrs. Parker’s (turkey, dressing, etc. hint: TV Dinners heated in a microwave) or consider a Chinese meal (the results of the Bumpus dogs’ mischief – a microwave egg roll dinner). For entertainment, show clips of the movie or have the students create a 1940s Trivia game.
Click here to watch the A CHRISTMAS STORY TRAILER which includes the Christmas Chinese dinner and the Bumpus hounds disaster. After watching the trailer, have students comment on the scene they enjoyed most, summarizing the scene and explaining why they liked it best.