A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

DVD - 2015
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A young boy must convince his parents that a toy rifle is the only Christmas gift that will make Christmas worthwhile. Not only do his parents face what many other parents do during that time of the year, but their actions fit in with the All-American Christmas.
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Home Video,, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Description: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Copyright Date: ©2008
Branch Call Number: jDVD Chri

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VonHafenstaaad
Nov 02, 2017

Holds up to repeated semi-annual viewings, the characters are nicely over-the-top, characterized truly from a kid's point of view. Nostalgia with a nice twist, you might recognize yourself or a situation whether alive during this era or not.This familiarity is how A Christmas Story has accrued its classic status.
I remember when it was first released and the timing was awkward, it was out a couple of weeks too soon before Christmas to gain a huge holiday audience. Nonetheless as word got around over the years it gained status as a viewing tradition for many families. Not easy to compete with It's A Wonderful Life but this one is right up there. Solid storytelling and period design is spot on.

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rameshn116
Feb 21, 2017

An absolutely delightful movie!!!

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librarianguish
Nov 30, 2016

Everybody has their favorite holiday movie - this is one that I can watch again and again! Non-stop laughs as Ralphie tries to convince his parents and Santa that he really should get a "Red Ryder carbine action two-hundred shot range model air rifle" for Christmas.

Neighborhood bullies, double-dog-dares, major awards, and the Bumpus hounds... just a few of the delights from this holiday classic.

"You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"

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BridgettM
Nov 25, 2016

A Christmas Story is a very funny holiday movie. I especially enjoy the kids' performances. This movie inspired The Wonder Years TV series. It is rated PG.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 19, 2016

A hilarious Christmas holiday classic!

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TheeAvebury
Dec 21, 2015

Love this movie- an all time Christmas classic. It's a funny and heartwarming look at Christmas with all the foibles, tension and fun that attend this time of the year.

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bibliovore
Dec 11, 2014

Our family's favorite Christmas movie of all time. This is a must-watch every year for us!

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garycornell
Nov 30, 2014

The musical version is playing at the 5h Avenue Theater in Seattle all December. With a little wait for the hold line to go down, you can see "A Christmas Story" the movie comedy. It was done many years ago, but it never gets old. This is just as fun as the year it was made. Great for the entire family even if you watch it after Christmas!

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hoacornell
Nov 18, 2014

"A Christmas Story" was produced for the stage by the 5th Ave. Theater the last two years. The movie is a Christmas Classic that every year receives over a 100 requests. You had better put a hold on one of the 8 copies soon, or you'll be watching it in July!

elsielbo Jan 02, 2013

A Christmas classic!

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stephaniedchase
Dec 23, 2013

All of the lines about getting ready to go to school and putting on layers and layers remind me of my own childhood: "Getting ready to go to school was like getting ready for extended deep-sea diving"; "My kid brother looked like a tick about to pop!"; "I can't put my arms down!"
"Well... put your arms down when you get to school."

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stephaniedchase
Dec 23, 2013

"You'll shoot your eye out, kid."

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amatrixlibrorum
Dec 18, 2013

"My little brother had not eaten voluntarily in over three years."

laustcawz Mar 01, 2012

"I TRIPLE-DOG-DARE you!!!!"

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bdls206
Jul 22, 2011

Ralphie: I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle!
Mrs. Parker: No, you'll shoot your eye out.

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bdls206
Jul 22, 2011

Mr. Parker: He looks like a deranged Easter Bunny.
Mother: He does not!
Mr. Parker: He does too, he looks like a pink nightmare!

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bdls206
Jul 22, 2011

Mr. Parker: Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian.
Mrs. Parker: Uh, I think that says FRAGILE, dear.
Mr. Parker: Oh, yeah.

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bdls206
Jul 22, 2011

Ralphie: Oooh fuuudge!
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Only I didn't say "Fudge." I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word!
Mr. Parker: [stunned] *What* did you say?
Ralphie: Uh, um...
Mr. Parker: That's... what I thought you said. Get in the car. Go on!
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] It was all over - I was dead. What would it be? The guillotine? Hanging? The chair? The rack? The Chinese water torture? Hmmph. Mere child's play compared to what surely awaited me.

austentatious May 25, 2011

"Not a finger!!" - Mr. Parker

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CoolDogeGuy
Dec 24, 2016

CoolDogeGuy thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Purple_Dragon_177
Dec 07, 2013

Purple_Dragon_177 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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bdls206
Jul 22, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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bdls206
Jul 22, 2011

Ralphie has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940's.

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KstateSis
Dec 16, 2011

Coarse Language: This Movie has some language

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