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  • The cast is wonderful--especially McGavin, Billingsley and Petrella--the laughs are nonstop if rarely subtle, and the whole thing deserves to become a Christmastime classic. show more

  • In short, A Christmas Story isn't just about Christmas; it's about childhood and it recaptures a time and place with love and wonder. It seems an instant classic, a film that will give pleasure to people not only this Christmas, but for many Christmases to come. [19 Nov 1983, p.1] show more

  • It's those moments and others and the way they are tied together by Shepherd's tongue-in-cheek narration that cements A Christmas Story as one of those rare must-see holiday movies, even for those who don't celebrate Christmas. show more

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  • November 19, 2013 You look amazing
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    A joyous nostalgic romp ofdays gone by. it resonates with both young and old.. full of the wonder and excitment leading up to the big DAY. I grew up in the UK, but the essence of the film is universal. BRAVO.

  • December 25, 2012 peakfilms
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    \"A Christmas Story\" mirrors my childhood of the late 30s – early 40s. The father of one of my friends actually owned that same model Oldsmobile. (Indeed thanks to the war, they and the rest of us were forced to keep those 30s era cars well into the late 40s.) And although Dad didn\'t normally use profanity, once in a while when confronted with serious situations, a few shame-shame words slipped out. On my ninth Christmas I received a Red Ryder carbine from Dad, over the objections of Mother. Worse, I almost shot my eye out from a BB ricocheting off the backstop to which we had affixed an old coffee can. The way the film reproduces the mood of that era is uncanny. So once every Christmas season, I’m transported back to that old Denver neighborhood of my chil

  • December 25, 2011 edwin131958
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    I love it. WE see this movie every year with out this movie it dose not feel like Christmas forget the snow

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