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A Christmas Story

(DVD - 1997 )
A Christmas Story
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A young boy must convince his parents that a toy rifle is the only Christmas gift that will make Christmas worthwhile. Not only do his parents face what many other parents do during that time of the year, but their actions fit in with the All-American Christmas.
Title: A Christmas story
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, 1997.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Videodisc of the 1983 motion picture.
Also issued with label #65044 and #79628 by Warner Home Video.
Based on the novel "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" by Jean Shepherd.
Special features include scene selections and original theatrical trailer.
Summary: A young boy must convince his parents that a toy rifle is the only Christmas gift that will make Christmas worthwhile. Not only do his parents face what many other parents do during that time of the year, but their actions fit in with the All-American Christmas.
Audience: Rated PG.
ISBN: 1419847759
0790744007
079283741X
Branch Call Number: DVD 106
Statement of Responsibility: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Credits: Producers, Rene Dupont, Bob Clark ; director, Bob Clark ; screenplay, Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, Bob Clark.
Performers: Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley.
System Details: DVD region 1; standard full screen presentation; Dolby processed mono.
Other Language: Audio tracks and subtitles in English, French and Spanish; closed-captioned.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Christmas films.
Comedy films.
Publisher No: 79628
65044
906558
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Library Staff

Everyone loves this Christmas classic featuring Ralphie and his family growing up in a small town in Indiana. Will Ralphie get a Red Ryder BB gun?


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Jan 02, 2013
  • elsielbo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A Christmas classic!

I get that it must be nostalgic for some, and it's got kids in it, and it's got slapstick humour, but I don't get why this has become such a perenial favourite.

Jul 22, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoy this movie, it is one of those movies that is so bad its good. I always have it playing around Christmas but watch it occasionally throughout the rest of the year. I would recommend this to anyone looking for Christmas comedy that the adults will enjoy as much as the children.

Dec 22, 2009
  • sit_walk rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Warm-hearted but with enough grit that even cynical grinches like myself will find plenty to enjoy. Avoids the overt sentimentality of much Christmas fare.

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Blue_Bird_177 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jul 22, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Jul 22, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ralphie has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940's.

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Coarse Language: This Movie has some language

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Dec 23, 2013
  • stephaniedchase rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

All of the lines about getting ready to go to school and putting on layers and layers remind me of my own childhood: "Getting ready to go to school was like getting ready for extended deep-sea diving"; "My kid brother looked like a tick about to pop!"; "I can't put my arms down!"
"Well... put your arms down when you get to school."

Dec 23, 2013
  • stephaniedchase rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"You'll shoot your eye out, kid."

"My little brother had not eaten voluntarily in over three years."

Mar 01, 2012
  • laustcawz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I TRIPLE-DOG-DARE you!!!!"

Jul 22, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ralphie: I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle!
Mrs. Parker: No, you'll shoot your eye out.

Jul 22, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mr. Parker: He looks like a deranged Easter Bunny.
Mother: He does not!
Mr. Parker: He does too, he looks like a pink nightmare!

Jul 22, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mr. Parker: Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian.
Mrs. Parker: Uh, I think that says FRAGILE, dear.
Mr. Parker: Oh, yeah.

Jul 22, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ralphie: Oooh fuuudge!
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Only I didn't say "Fudge." I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word!
Mr. Parker: [stunned] *What* did you say?
Ralphie: Uh, um...
Mr. Parker: That's... what I thought you said. Get in the car. Go on!
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] It was all over - I was dead. What would it be? The guillotine? Hanging? The chair? The rack? The Chinese water torture? Hmmph. Mere child's play compared to what surely awaited me.

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Dec 15, 2012
  • nypl_new_dorp rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A Christmas Story: Tounge Stuck to a Flag Pole

Jul 22, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A Christmas Story Trailer

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