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Christmas Ham
Jean Shepherd’s uncomfortable radio legacy.

Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story has dethroned It's a Wonderful Life as Hollywood's official holiday movie. It's a bright movie, a colorful, twinkling, sparkling movie, and it deserves its status as classic. But those familiar with Shepherd's old radio monologues wonder how he could have become so closely associated with such a resolutely nostalgic film - a word and tone that Shepherd despised...

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