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A Christmas Story

  PG Closed Captioning

Bob Clark

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Plot Summary

Destined to become a holiday classic, this family comedy follows an Indiana schoolboy whose obsession with getting a Red Ryder air rifle for Christmas leads to hilarious consequences. Co-starring Emmy-winner Darren McGavin ("Kolchak: The Night Stalker"). Based upon a true story.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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88%
  • Reviews Counted: 52
  • Fresh: 46
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 8.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: [A] richly remembered tale of Christmas past. – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, Dec 4, 2013

Fresh: There is a real knowledge of human nature beneath the comedy. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Oct 18, 2008

Fresh: If you're a fan of Christmas movies or films that use nostalgia as a driver, A Christmas Story cannot be missed. Then again, if you're in either category, you have probably already seen it. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Dec 5, 2008

Fresh: Shepherd provides the voice-over of the grown hero narrating, and his prominence on the sound track forces Clark to focus on visual humor, resulting in some wild Our Gang-style slapstick. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Dec 5, 2012

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Customer Reviews

A Christmas classic.

It just wouldn't be Christmas without this wonderful film. Every scene practically radiates with child-like humor and fun. There are so many unforgettable moments and lines in this film, making it impossible to watch just once or even twice. A perfect film about childhood from a kid's perspective, "A Christmas Story" is a film that has stood the test of time and deserves to be watched at least every Christmas.

best movie ever

I have been watching this movie since i was 3 and it never disapoints every year it is amazing

Christmas Classic

Nearly every part of this movie is a classic and funny in some way shape and form. This is definitely the best Christmas movie of all time. Highly recommended.

A Christmas Story
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1983

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