A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

By Bob Clark

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1983-11-18
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Director: Bob Clark
  • Production Company: Christmas Tree Films
  • Production Country: United States of America, Canada
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 516 Ratings


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.




  • This movie is overrated trash

    By localcelebrity
    Transphobic? Kinda. Racist? Definitely. Normalizing of gun ownership without responsibility? With pride. I have not ever understood the appeal of this movie and I don’t think I ever will.
  • Dis is a classic 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

    By sloths and durians
    Best Christmas movie ever
  • What the heck

    By Instinct4life
    This makes no sense it isn’t funny and is sometimes boring, stupid or just screwed up what a terrible movie I don’t give a crap about people with “movie nostalgia” this is just a terrible movie you shouldn’t waste your money you’ll “shoot your eye out” what the heck😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
  • This is a great movie

    By KbCheetah
    This is a great movie. I love this movie so much. I love all of the characters in this movieIt is a great holiday christmas movie. It is one of my all time favorite movies ever.
  • De Bomb!!

    By Jonny384729192085
    The best movie ever for an affordable price!!
  • The Christmas Must-Watch

    By HenryDavid13
    Henry Perno presents, his review of A Christmas Story. We open with a look at Ralph’s (Peter Billingsly) neighborhood, followed by a more urban area where he and a bunch of other kids are gawking at the Christmas store display, where Ralph becomes infatuated with the “Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and "this thing which tells time" (a sundial).” He’s rejected by his mother at first, and then after his friend Flick (Scott Schwartz) sticks his tongue to a flagpole, what follows is Ralph’s quest to get a “Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and "this thing which tells time" (a sundial),” as he describes it, and survive life in Northern Indiana, between a foul-mouthed dad (Darren McGavin) and life in general. In the context of this film, none of the characters are really well-developed, but we can all relate Ralph’s quest for a BB gun, though we may seek different targets. Many moms around the country and world can relate to Ralphie’s mom (Melinda Dillon) and her well-meaning parenting. I don’t think every dad is an angry one, but he gets mad, and everybody gets angry or has that pet peeve (in his case, several). A plot that seems mundane in idea, but is hilarious in its execution, from Ralph’s daydreams to the way the family interacts with each other, and of course just nostalgia for the things you remember like the leg lamp and behaviors we now consider outdated. A semi-timeless classic for the ages, whether you’re a younger child who’s like “what is this weird stuff?” or an adult who’s seen this so many times, you think “just like I remember,” or an adult watching for the first time and saying “thanks for showing me this!”
  • Oh yeah the F Word!

    By Hdisnsisikwneisoelw
    Thanks for introducing the F word to our 8yo twins. I usually pre screen as many movies as possible but what I recall as a fun and hilarious Christmas movie just took a dump in the middle of our holiday. :p

    By MerMerSlays
    Awesome movie my family and I watch it for the 24 hours that TNT plays it on christmas eve so great movie and itunes is always great quality so👌🏾
  • Im a Brit

    By That one Bloke1066
    When I came over to the US, everyone always went crazy about this movie, knowing literally every line and having re-runs and re-runs like it was Finding Nemo time. Me, I never cared for it too much, didn't get what the fuss was about. Seems like a really stupid movie with nothing funny or Christmas-y at all.

    By Stefano M
    BEST movie, watched as a kid!