Peter Billingsley played Ralphie Parker in one of my all time favorite holiday classics 'A Christmas Story'. Until today, I had no clue that he had a cameo role in another huge Christmas movie that came out 20 years later.

He didn't 'shoot his eye out' but he did shoot his mouth off (skip to :50) somewhere in the North Pole and it caused our 'Buddy' Will Farrell to go on the journey that we all know as the movie 'Elf'. It's an uncredited cameo, but that's still no excuse for me to have not picked up on this major piece of Christmas trivia.