Nine years after the Yuletide slasher flick Black Christmas, Porky's director Bob Clark once again took on the holiday genre, switching from gasps to laughs with A Christmas Story. Adapted from a memoir by humorist Jean Shepherd (who narrates), the film centers on Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), a young boy living in 1940s Indiana, desperately yearning for a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. Despite protests from his mother (Melinda Dillon) that he'll shoot his eye out, Ralphie persists, unsuccessfully trying to enlist the assistance of both his teacher and Santa Claus. All the while, Ralphie finds himself dealing with the constant taunts of a pair of bullies and trying to not get in the middle of a feud between his mother and father (Darren McGavin) regarding a sexy lamp.~Matthew Tobey
Blu-Ray Disc 1:
Commentary by Bob Clark and Peter Billingsley
Christmas in Ohio: A Christmas Story house
Festive featurettes; another christmas story, daisy red ryder: a history, get a leg up and the leg lamp spot
Flash Gordon: script pages of a deleted scene
Original radio readings by Jean Shepherd, narrator of A Christmas Story
DVD Disc 2:
Darren McGavinThe Old Man
Tedde MooreMiss Shields
Zack WardScut Farkus
Yano AnayaGrover Dill
Patty JohnsonHead Elf
Tommy Lee WallaceBoy in School
Colin FoxMing, the Merciless
Paul HubbardFlash Gordon
Les CarlsonTree Man
Jim HunterFreight Man
Dwayne McLeanBlack Bart
Fred Lee OwnWaiter #2
Jean ShepherdAdult Ralphie
Jeff GillenSanta Claus
Jean ShepherdBook Author
Paul ZazaComposer (Music Score)
Reuben FreedProduction Designer
Gavin MitchellArt Director
Gary GochAssociate Producer
Mark FreebornSet Designer
Mary E. McLeodCostume Designer
Dave ApplebySound/Sound Designer
Dino PigatSound/Sound Designer
Ken Heeley-RaySound/Sound Designer
David EvansSound Editor
Ken Heeley-RaySound Editor
Wayne GriffinSound Editor
Americana,Domestic Comedy,Family-Oriented Comedy,Holiday Film
A Christmas Story
Year of Release
30th Anniversary, Blu-ray/DVD, SteelBook
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
English, French, Spanish
Warner Home Video
A Christmas Story [30th Anniversary] [Blu-ray/DVD] [SteelBook] 
My daughters favorite Christmas Movies. Saw it in the store in Blu-Ray and Steel Book case and just had to buy it for her for Christmas. I also enjoy this movies as it reminds of my boyhood Christmases.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
I grew up watching this, and continue to annually. It is vulgar at times, but great acting! Personal favorite.
This was a bad Mexican copy. We began to watch this classic and we're very disappointed to find out that the audio and video we're not in sync. Just like watching an old karate movie. I'm sending back.
I just spent over an hour trying to get customer service to understand that they did not send me the dvd with the digital copy. It was really a mind numbing experience. They were not helpful other than saying that I could return it, as if I didn't know that. So beware, you may get a digital copy, you may not, but one things for sure, customer service will be zero help.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 11 months when reviewed.
A instant classic! Relatable, endearing, joyful holiday fun. Everyone can relate to Ralphie and that burning desire for the one intangible gift of all gifts. So many fun elements I love this movie. And your family will too.
A classic and warm story about the time you asked for something but everyone told you why you couldn't or shouldn't have it so you gave up on life and lived in the alley ways because not even disney magic could save you. This will revive hope and instill hot cocoa by the fireplace warmth to your heart.
Excellent must-have Christmas movie for your holiday collection. Full of nostalgia and never gets old. Really helps get you in the Christmas spirit and it's nice to be able to watch it anytime you want instead of having to wait for it to come on television. Can't beat the price either.
Another Christmas classic for my generation time era. I will always appreciate this movie, especially the ending with the heavy snow at night time outside the house with the Christmas lights on. Beautiful shot. I am going to get my brother the socks for this movie for Christmas.