A Christmas Story (1983)

This is arguably the best Christmas movie. It’s heart-warming, hilarious, and is just as relevant today, even though the movie is set in the early 1940s and came out in the early 80s.

Join Ralphie Parker on his misadventures at Christmas time. All he wants for Christmas is a BB gun, but everyone thinks it’s too dangerous for him.

Among the many enjoyable moments, you have Ralphie’s dad receiving a “major award” – the lady leg lamp, Ralphie dropping the F-bomb, Ralphie decoding a secret message on a radio program, and Ralphie going apeshit on a bully.

I think the best part of it is Peter Billingsley as Ralphie. This kid played the shit out of the role and nailed every nuance of the character. He was serious and straight for the important bits and then broke out the cheeseball stuff for his various daydream sequences.

When the credits finally roll, you are left with blissful satisfaction. And then you watch it again on the TBS marathon. “Fa ra ra ra ra ra ra ra ra”

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