A Christmas Story, revisited. The Old Man isn’t who I thought he was.

These major scenes paint a clear picture for us of a man who is seemingly off in his own world, somewhat oblivious to the goings on of his family.

At least, that’s what I used to think. I missed the other scenes. The small, seemingly throw-away lines that paint quite a different picture of The Old Man. Like the scene when Ralphie believes his father will kill him for breaking his glasses. 

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