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A Christmas Story
It's the final days before Christmas in early 1940s Cleveland, and 9-year-old Ralphie wants one thing from Santa Clause more than anything else: a Red Ryder Carbine Action Air Rifle. As he trudges...  View more >

Starring Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin...  View more >

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Dec 10, 2002
A wonderful christmas movie that keeps repeating itself every year. Jean Shepherd is a great storyteller, (I watch his television series "Jean Shepherd's America" in the 1970's in PBS and that he's great at storytelling. He also a great writer) wrote this tale of a young boy (I believe it came from his childhood experiences) who wanted a b-b gun for christmas, whom the grown ups kept warning him that it will put a eye out.

Like "It's a Wonderful Life," "A Christmas Tale" keeps getting better with each passing viewing.
Nov 10, 2003
Funny enough to see once a year. There's no need to see it in a theater, though, it probably plays better at home while you're decorating for the holidays.

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