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The 30 Best Christmas Movies Ever | 11. A Christmas Story
11. A Christmas Story

Year: 1983

Director: Bob Clark

Starring: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz

This film – yet another 80s effort – is barely known in the UK, but it’s massively popular in the US, where the adventures of young Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) are a fixture of what they like to call “the holiday season”. The 1940s-set story basically chronicles Ralphie’s attempts to convince his parents, his family and/or Santa Claus that a BB gun is an appropriate Christmas present for a 9 year-old. Everyone, from his teacher to Santa himself, is convinced that Ralphie will “shoot his eye out”, but he remains determined that it’s the only possible present. A great reminder of what it was like to be a kid and obsessed with the presents you’d requested.
 

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1 A Christmas Story
This list is all wrong, A Christmas Story is obviously the best Christmas movie ever made. More

Posted by marinehokie on Tuesday December 9, 2014, 02:22

2 I have two Christmas films and neither are here.
What about The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) or In Bruges? More

Posted by Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D on Thursday December 4, 2014, 13:03

3 Star Trek Generations?
Picards nexus... More

Posted by jackcarter on Thursday December 4, 2014, 10:56

4 Right Now, Denis Leary is Crying
Where's The Ref??? More

Posted by CaptainAverage on Tuesday December 10, 2013, 06:40

5 Erm...
Where's Titanic? Nothing should be watched more than Titanic on Boxing Day! More

Posted by pablo94 on Tuesday December 25, 2012, 12:46

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brilliant shout with mickey's christmas carol was devastated to find out my video copy of it last year was broke, damn nearly ruined my christmas found it online, and brought back the great memories of my childhood christmases More

Posted by jordieb on Thursday December 22, 2011, 23:20

7 Christmas
What kind of list is this? I do not know how you created ths list. Christmas in Connecticut is not even on the list. I think you need to rethink what Christmas is all about. More

Posted by bugsyb62 on Friday November 11, 2011, 16:18

8 RE: Bah Humbuggery
you evil!! :)) More

Posted by doncorti on Sunday December 26, 2010, 12:53

9 RE: Bah Humbuggery
Thanks for the kitten abuse! I'm off to spend Christmas kicking some cats into snow. More

Posted by Arfpint on Wednesday December 22, 2010, 18:03


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