Release Date: November 18th, 1983
DVD Release Date: October 29th, 1997
PG|1 hr 33 min
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a "Red Ryder air rifle." Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.
Director: Bob Clark
Genres: Comedy, Family
Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Christmas Tree Films
Distributors: Metro Goldwyn Mayer