A Christmas Story

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Family, Christmas movies

Brief Synopsis: "The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s."

Overall Ranking: 477 (Rank from 1983: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 16.67%
Half-Popped 16.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews100(full review)
Dan O'Neill100(full review)
Cool Movie Guy Dave Randal97(full review)
Andy Watches Movies97(full review)
David Baruffi97(full review)
Bryan Lienesch91 - It will forever be the reason people intentionally mispronounce "fragile".
Comedy: 8
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 8
Jim Carrier90Comedy: 8
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 8
3Guys Adam85(full review)
Patrick Devitt80
Rob from GuysFilmQuest70Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 4
Sober Film Critic James Brown61(full review)
Gorgon Reviews43

People Involved

  • Melinda Dillon (Mrs. Parker)
  • Darren McGavin (The Old Man (Mr. Parker))
  • Peter Billingsley (Ralphie Parker)
  • Ian Petrella (Randy Parker)
  • Scott Schwartz (Flick)
  • R.D. Robb (Schwartz)
  • Tedde Moore (Miss Shields)
  • Yano Anaya (Grover Dill)
  • Zack Ward (Scut Farkus)
  • Jeff Gillen (Santa Claus)
  • Leslie Carlson (Christmas Tree Man)
  • Jean Shepherd (Ralphie as an Adult)
  • Jim Hunter (Freight Man)
  • Bob Clark (Director)