Nine years after the Yuletide slasher flick Black Christmas, Porky's director Bob Clark once again took on the holiday genre, switching from gasps to laughs with A Christmas Story. Adapted from a memoir by humorist Jean Shepherd (who narrates), the film centers on Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), a young boy living in 1940s Indiana, desperately yearning for a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. Despite protests from his mother (Melinda Dillon) that he'll shoot his eye out, Ralphie persists, unsuccessfully trying to enlist ...

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momsie

Jan 26, 2012

Dysfunctionally true-to life!

This was purchased as a Christmas surprise for my husband, who is definitely more a fan of this movie than I. However, I must say that a "second look" on my part gave me a greater appreciation of not only the actors in their parts, but also the very real foibles & fears of everyday people in time & place.
The VHS tape is in very good condition, including its package.

karaba

Jan 19, 2012

A Must See Classic for the Holidays

A fun film for the whole family, set in the mid 1950's. The characters are each wonderful, acting is great and every one can relate to the story. I saw it on TV this year, bought the film and watched again 2x. Once you start watching, it is hard to stop.

Elizabeth P

Jan 6, 2011

A christmas Story

I first saw "A Christmas Story" when I was seven years old. I've always enjoyed it! It is my all-time favorite Christmas movie. I never miss it and sometimes I watch it even when it's not Christmas. I never get tired of watching it!

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