A Christmas Story
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a "Red Ryder air rifle." Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.
Release Date: November 18, 1983
Writer: Jean Shepherd, Bob Clark, Leigh Brown
Director: Bob Clark
Producer: Bob Clark, Don Carmody, RenÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© Dupont, Gary Goch
Cast: Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Scott Schwartz, R. Robb, Peter Billingsley, Tedde Moore, Ian Petrella, Zack Ward, Yano Anaya
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We watch this faithfully every Christmas season. A few questionable parts for young kids, but a fun holiday movie.July 27th, 2011 · Details
The way I figure it is that if a movie can be a huge hit back in 1983, and now almost 30 years later still rests in almost every home, it must be something to write home about. The Christmas Story is just that, a film that continues to stand the test of time! What with the classic one-liners, “You’ll Shoot Your Eye out,” or “Fragile, it’s Italian..” or maybe it’s the insights into Ralphie’s imagination that gives us that sense of nostalgia that only Christmas wishes at such a young age can muster. Furthermore, it could be the phenomenal acting from such young kids such as Peter Billingsley and his kid brother Randy played by Ian Patrella. I think it’s all these factors rolled up in one fantastic and classic Holiday movie that every family should have in their Christmas movie collection!... See Full ReviewJanuary 28th, 2014 · Details