The Holidays wouldn’t be the same without Ralphie and his dream of owning a Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun. A Christmas Story aired in 1983 and for the past 29 years it has been a tradition in households to watch during the holiday season. In the early 2000s it was ranked the #1 Christmas movie and in my opinion, it is one of the most important classics of all-time.
I have only met one person in my entire life who has not seen this movie, but just in case you happen to be one of the very rare people that haven’t, here is the bio:
This delightfully funny holiday gem tells the story of Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsly) a 1940’s nine-year-old who pulls out all the stops to obtain the ultimate Christmas present.
It’s Christmas time and there’s only one thing on Ralphie Parker’s Christmas list this year: a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot, Range Model Air Rifle, but many obstacles stand in the way of his dream because every adult that he confronts keeps telling him he’ll shoot his eye out. Meanwhile The Old Man just got a major award (a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg), and Mom is making sure The Old Man doesn’t come near her turkey, Ralphie’s friend gets his tongue stuck to a flag pole, and Ralphie utters the f-word infront of his father. Christmas is drawing nearer and Ralphie visits Santa at the department store in hopes of asking him for his dream gift. Will he receive it? Let’s hope so.
I love this movie. It has a really special place in my heart. It is kind of Fate to be able to share with you this new collection as we are currently giving away a Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun Prize Pack based on the idea of A Christmas Story! This film is embedded itself into the fabric of so many holiday traditions in millions of homes across the U.S. It is probably the only movie that many of us can stand watching for over two decades and still love every minute of it.
I haven’t yet seen A Christmas Story 2, but I will tell you what I do know about it! It was made in 2012, directed by Brian Levant and went straight to DVD in October. The timeline of the story is 5 years after the original, when Ralphie is a teenager.
The original, traditional, one-hundred-percent, red-blooded, two-fisted, All-American Christmas continues five years later with Ralphie, Randy, mom and the Old Man. When 15 year-old Ralphie accidentally wrecks his dream car before even getting it off the lot, he and his friends Flick and Schwartz band together to raise the money to fix it by Christmas Eve – before the car dealer tells the Old Man. They all get their (first!) jobs, but run into trouble at every turn. When things look most bleak, Ralphie finds the true meaning of Christmas with the help of his family and his friends.
I’m actually really curious to see it. I think it is interesting when sequels are made to older movies, especially with the advancements of digital in lieu of film and the special effects that we have at our disposal. Putting the two DVDs together make it a remarkable pairing for the holidays and something wonderful to pass the tradition down to our children and grandchildren.
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I received a copy for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own and/or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.