A Christmas Story 40th Anniversary

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Movie Info & Cast


It's the final days before Christmas in early 1940s Cleveland, and 9-year-old Ralphie wants one thing from Santa more than anything else: a Red Ryder Carbine Action Air Rifle. Based on stories by Jean Sheppard. This special 40th anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.


  • Peter Billingsley
  • Darren McGavin
  • Melinda Dillon
  • Ian Petrella
  • Scott Schwartz
  • R.D. Robb
  • Tedde Moore
  • Yano Anaya
  • Zack Ward
  • Jean Shepherd

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Oh, there's no doubt about it, Clark is manipulating his audience right down to those Jingle Bells, but only an unreformed Scrooge would hate him for it. A Christmas Story is a joy to the world, right down to the moment Mom slips downstairs to unplug the tree lights.

Metacritic review by Rita Kempley
Rita Kempley
Washington Post

This richly remembered tale of Christmas past, with writer Jean Shepherd recalling the days when a Red Ryder BB gun really meant something, is already something of a Christmas perennial.

Metacritic review by Michael Wilmington
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune