A Christmas Story (1983)

Movie Summary

Ralphie Parker is a 1940’s nine-year-old who pulls out all the stops to obtain the ultimate Christmas present – a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot, Range Model Air Rifle. Many obstacles stand in the way of his dream because every adult keeps telling him he’ll shoot his eye out. Christmas is drawing nearer and Ralphie visits Santa at the department store in hopes of asking for his dream gift. Will he receive it?

A Christmas Story was originally released in theaters by MGM November 18, 1983.

Where can I watch A Christmas Story online?

A Christmas Story is available to stream from the following providers:

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Is A Christmas Story available to buy on DVD?


When will A Christmas Story air on TV in 2023?

12/14/23 – 8:00pm on TNT
12/17/23 – 5:33pm on TNT
12/18/23 – 7:45pm on TNT
12/24/23 – 24 Hour Marathon begins at 8:00pm on TBS
12/24/23 – 24 Hour Marathon begins at 9:00pm on TNT

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on TBS. For a complete schedule of dates and times, please view the TBS Winter Break schedule.

Year Released


Cast Includes

Peter Billingsley (Ralphie), Melinda Dillon (Mother Parker), Darren McGavin (The Old Man Parker), Scott Schwartz (Flick), Jean Shepherd (Ralphie as an adult voice), Ian Petrella (Randy), Tedde Moore (Miss Shields), R.D. Robb (Schwartz), Zack Ward (Scut Farkus), Yano Anaya (Grover Dill)

Rate Movie:

4/5 - (25 votes)

A Christmas Story Movie Trailer

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4 thoughts on “A Christmas Story (1983)

  • December 24, 2016 at 8:41 AM

    I live for the Christmas Story I have the movie but it’s just not the same it has to be Christmas and it seems the older I get the more I love it .Merry Christmas Story

    • July 3, 2015 at 12:02 AM

      LOVE IT….best movie ever and it wouldn’t be Christmas without it!!!!!

    • December 25, 2015 at 10:00 PM

      One of THE BEST, if not THE BEST Christmas Shows !!!! Really Great !!

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