A Christmas Story (1983) is the story of a childhood Christmas remembered and dramatically narrated by the adult Ralphie, who wanted that Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas when he was 9 years old more than anything in the world. The film is filled with subplots involving Ralphie's family and friends. Although The Husband and I like this movie The Younger Son does not care for it and wonders why we think it's funny. The Husband laughs out loud at this movie and enjoys it every year.
DVD Talk says it "has climbed the film-appreciation ladder to become one of the preeminent Yuletide features, a credit it wholeheartedly deserves. It's a delightful movie". It's on Roger Ebert's list of great movies, and he describes it as "pitch-perfect". Rotten Tomatoes gives it 89%.