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A Christmas Story Celebrates its 35th

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A Christmas Story Celebrates its 35th
by Staff

(December 18, 2018 – Toronto, ON) Ten years ago, in an article originally published in CSC News, cinematographer Harald Ortenburger said this about the 1983 film A Christmas Story: “Nobody predicted that it was going to be such a classic, but we certainly knew it was special when we made it.” Ortenburger was camera operator for director of photography Reginald Morris when A Christmas Story was shot in Ohio and Ontario.

That classic turns 35 this year and it’s still going strong on TV. It has become a cherished part of the season and is as important as hearing Bing Crosby sing “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” to mark the beginning of the holidays.

The article that quote is lifted from was republished by Northernstars, with the permission of the then editor of CSC News, in 2008. A decade has gone by and while the article has remained online all this time and republished a few times over the years, with the 35th anniversary of A Christmas Story we thought it was time to draw it to your attention again.

Click here to read A Christmas Story, 25 Years and Still Going Strong, written for CSC News by Don Angus. Now, 35 years and…still going strong. The article also details the career of Harald Ortenburger.