One of my favorite Christmas movies is the classic family film A Christmas Story from 1983. The story takes place in Indiana in the 1940's and revolves around nine-year-old Ralphie Parker and his little brother Randy and their parents. Ralphie's only wish for Christmas is to receive an official Red Ryder air rifle (BB gun) but is constantly told, "You'll put your eye out!"
The film was written by Jean Shepherd based on his book In God we Trust, all others Pay Cash and the movie perfectly captured all the fun of a family Christmas. Jean Shepherd narrates the movie from the perspective of the adult Ralphie. Peter Billingsley is wonderful and adorable as Ralphie and Darren McGavin and Melinda Dillion are so great as the parents. By the way, Peter Billingsley plays an elf in the movie Elf.
This is one Christmas movie I never get tired of seeing. If by some chance you haven't seen it, TBS runs a marathon of the movie every Christmas Eve. There is now a stage play of the movie called A Christmas Story: The Musical.