A Christmas Story

Released Date
November 18, 1983
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Genre
Comedy
Rating
PG
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$20,640,209 + $13,508 = $20,653,717
51

Peter Billingsley

as Ralphie Parker

1922-2006

Darren McGavin

as Mr. Parker

52

Zack Ward

as Scut Farkus

82

Melinda Dillon

as Mrs. Parker

50

RD Robb

as Schwartz

47

Ian Petrella

as Randy Parker

About A Christmas Story

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

About

Based on the anecdotes in Jean Parker Shepherd's 1966 book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, this Christmas comedy centers on a young boy named Ralphie who attempts to convince his family, teacher and Santa Claus that a Red Ryder B.B. gun is the perfect gift.

Trivia

The film is annually broadcast by TNT and TBS in the United States as part of a marathon titled "24 Hours of A Christmas Story" where the movie is played 12 consecutive times on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.