in about 100 words or less
US 93m, Colour
Director: Bob Clark; Cast: Peter Billingsley, Jean Shepherd, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Ian Petrella
A Christmas Story is the tale of Ralphie, a young boy who wants more than anything else, a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Presented as a series of narrated vignettes from the perspective of a child growing up in the late 1940s, this movie is now an American holiday television “tradition”. A Christmas Story is an entertaining and heartfelt movie without the phony sentimentality of most holiday films, as is Peter Billingsley, who is near perfect as the adorable Ralphie, who somehow avoids losing an eye (Klaus Ming May 2016).