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Making Christmas Shopping Fun Tip #104: Heckling Mall Santa

Author's Note:  I originally wrote this for my college website back during my junior year with the title The Big Christmas Payoff--Jean Shepherd Style.  Next week marks the fourth anniversary of these events taking place.  Yes!  This really h

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The Big Christmas Payoff, Jean Shepherd Style

 
Some of you guys out here in the amazing land of tubes might be familiar with the movie A Christmas Story, the classic 1983 flick based stories found in Jean Shepherd’s book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash. If you have never seen the movie, I urge you to watch it and then return to read this passage. If you are familiar with the movie, you will appreciate the following tale of how I killed a half-hour in a Lafayette, Louisiana, shopping mall on the second Saturday of Advent in 2008.

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