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Christmas Story, A: Special Edition (1983)
Rating:
Starring: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin
Director: Bob Clark
Category: Classics, Classics, Family, Special Interest, Special Interest
Studio: Warner Bros.
Subtitles:
English,Spanish,French
Length:
93 mins

 
 

 

Peace. Harmony. Comfort and Joy...Maybe Next Year.

The Christmas spirit isn't served up with more observant hilarity than in this beloved adaptation of Jean Shepherd's holiday story. In 1940s Indiana, nine-year-old Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) dreams of his ideal Christmas gift: a genuine Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Air Rifle. But when gruff dad (Darren McGavin) and doting mom (Melinda Dillion) regularly respond with "You'll shoot your eye out!" Ralphie mounts a full-scale Santa-begging campaign. He encounters a slew of calamities from snowsuit paralysis to the dreaded tongue-on-a-frozen-flagpole gambit. We triple-dog-dare you to unwrap a more welcome Yultide classic!

 
 
   
   

 
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