“He had the unique perspective of covering the entire mill being a delivery mail boy,” said Nick Mantis of Munster, Ind., who is producing a film on Shepherd's life that influenced "A Christmas Story" and so many of his works throughout his legendary

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Audiences were hungry for holiday entertainment in the week leading up to Christmas as A Christmas Story and Elf both took in over $1 million in sales. Long-running hits The Lion King and Wicked also attracted family crowds with both shows surpassing

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This holiday season, make sure to spend plenty of time with loved ones — such as that kid from "A Christmas Story"