All young Ralphie (Billingsley) wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder air rifle - with a compass mounted in the stock. After all, that's what every nine-year-old in the 1940's America wants. Based in the comic novel "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" by Jean Shepherd, who narrates the film. A Christmas Story follows Ralphie as he deals with an assortment of misadventures including a visit to a workaholic Santa as he awaits that fateful morning when his Christmas dream may or may not come true.
Stars Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley, Ian Petrella.