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A Christmas Story: 20th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition

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Peter Billingsley, A Christmas Story | Dec. 24 (8 p.m.) You know you want to see Ralphie pine for that BB gun and Flick get his tongue stuck on the flagpole…
A Christmas Story: TBS

A Christmas Story

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
94 minutes
performer:
Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz (Actor)
director:
Bob Clark
distributor:
MGM
author:
70670, 59566
genre:
Comedy, Holiday

We gave it a B+

Whether it’s the etiquette of the Triple Dog Dare or the science of marrying wet tongues to frozen poles, A Christmas Story is the most educational film many of us saw as kids. Mostly we learned from Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) how to bag a Daisy Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle without pissing off the Old Man. Think of it as It’s a Wonderful Life for post-Reagan generations as it morphs from cult to classic 20 years down the road.

EXTRAS And where are the Parkers? Billingsley is the only one present in the DVD extras. Also missing: a nifty-sounding deleted Flash Gordon sequence he mentions on the commentary track.

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