Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, his mother's immediate reaction is that he'll put his eye out. He then decides on a perfect theme for his teacher but her reaction is like his. He fantasizes about what it would be like to be Red Ryder and catch the bad guys. When the big day arrives he gets lots of present under the tree including a lovely gift from his aunt that his mother just adores. But what about the BB gun? Written by
The real house used during filming can be found at 3159 W 11th Street in Cleveland, Ohio. Pictures and a "Street View" of the house can be seen on Google Maps. A nearby street that intersects with W. 11th St is Rowley Avenue, one block south of the location shown on Google Maps. See more »
When Ralphie defends the home against Black Bart, he shoots three times, hitting three thugs. Yet when the scene ends, there are four dead thugs with x's on their eyes. This may be a flourish to heighten the absurdity of Ralphie's hyperactive imagination. See more »
Ralphie as Adult:
Meanwhile, I struggled for exactly the right BB gun hint. It had to be firm, but subtle.
Flick says he saw some grizzly bears near Pulaski's candy store!
[everyone stares at Ralphie]
Ralphie as Adult:
They looked at me as if I had lobsters crawling out of my ears.
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Early home video copies contained the following text immediately after the end credits:
"THIS TRANSFER IS DEDICATED TO 'POPPY' JOE BLUTH 1984." See more »
12 reasons that A Christmas Story is a modern Classic!
12: "Fa-Ra-Ra-Ra-Ra Ra-Ra-Ra-Ra" 11: "Don't forget to drink your Ovaltine" 10: "Nadafinga!!" 9: Ralphie's pink bunny outfit 8: Scut Farkus' yellow eyes 7: "Fuuuuuuuudddggee" 6: "Randy...how do the little piggies eat?" 5: "Fra-Gi-Le...it must be Italian" 4: "Where's the glue?" "We're out of glue!" "You used up all the glue on purpose!!" 3: "I triple-dog dare ya!" 2: "Alright, I'll get that kid to eat. Where's my screw driver and my plumber's helper? I'll open up his mouth and I'll shove it in" ... and, of course, the #1 reason: "You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"
A Christmas classic and tradition in every sense of the word!
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