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A Christmas Story

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Bob Clark

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About the Movie

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


  • Reviews Counted: 55
  • Fresh: 49
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 8.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

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

Fresh: It's a nostalgic comedy featuring a family of eccentrics who lovingly celebrate the holidays and life itself in Midwestern America in the 1940s. – Rita Kempley, Washington Post, Nov 30, 2015

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

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Customer Reviews

Favorite Christmas Movie!

I have watched this movie on or around Christmas Day for years! Totally worth the money. No disappointments :)

A classic

I wonder if Bob Clark understood the impact this little film would have on audiences young and old? Its a masterpiece in the ranks of Frank Capra's "Its a Wonderful Life".

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.

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

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