PG | | Comedy, Family
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
The movie was set in Hammond, Indiana. References were made throughout the film to support this claim. Examples: Harding School (on 165th St.), where Flick stuck his tongue to the flagpole; Goldblatt's department store; the mention of Griffith (a ... ...
Ralphie as Adult:
My little brother had not eaten voluntarily in over three years.
After the Little Orphan Annie program, the radio announcer instructs listeners to set their decoder pins to B-2, and then begins the coded message with the number 12. Since the first letter in the decoded message is B, the first number should have been 2, not 12.
"Ming the Merciless" and "Flash Gordon" are listed as characters despite being cut from the general release.
$2,072,473 (USA) (20 November 1983)