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.

  1. Bob Clark

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Jean Shepherd


Top Billed Cast

  1. Melinda Dillon

    Melinda Dillon

    Mrs. Parker

  2. Darren McGavin

    Darren McGavin

    The Old Man (Mr. Parker)

  3. Peter Billingsley

    Peter Billingsley

    Ralphie Parker

  4. Jean Shepherd

    Ralphie as an Adult

  5. Ian Petrella

    Ian Petrella

    Randy Parker

Full Cast & Crew

A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story



Status Released

Release Information

  • November 18, 1983


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget -

Revenue $19,294,144.00



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