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A Christmas Story
November 18, 1983
Based on short stories from his books "In God We Trust - All Others Pay Cash" and "Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Disasters". Shep first told many of these stories on the radio or during live performances, then they were published as short stories in Playboy magazine, before finally being collected into the two books. Released in the theatre in 1983, it wasn't until the 90's when it was repeatedly shown on tv and released on video that it quickly became one of the all time favorite Christmas movies.

Production Information: Buy It
Studio / Network: MGM-UA
Director: Bob Clark
Asst Director:
Producer: Rene Dupont and Bob Clark
Executive Producer:
Running Time: 95 Minutes
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Links to Further Information:
• A Christmas Story
TBS Marathons:

Every Christmas since 1997 the TBS cable network has shown a 24 hour marathon of "A Christmas Story"


December 22,1994

Courtesy: William Welsch


Melinda Dillon (Mother)

Darren McGavin (The "Old Man")

Peter Billingsley (Ralphie)

Ian Petrella (Randy)

Tedde Moore (Miss Shields)

Scott Schwartz (Flick)

R.D. Robb (Schwartz)

Yano Anaya (Grover Dill)

Zack Ward (Scut Farkus)

Jeff Gillen (Santa Claus)

Colin Fox (Ming the Merciless)

Paul Hubbard (Flash Gordon)

Les Carlson (Tree Man)

Jim Hunter (Freight Man)

Patty Johnson (Head Elf)

Drew Hocevar (Male Elf)

David Svoboda (Goggles)

Dwayne McLean (Black Bart)

Helen E Kaider (Wicked Witch)

John Wong (Chinese Father)

John Sebastion Wong (Waiter #1)

Fred Lee (Waiter #2)

Dan Ma (Waiter #3)

Rocco Bellusci

Tommy Wallace (Boy in School)

Ralphie and Flash Gordon in deleted scene

Every Kid's Dream...

...a Red Ryder...

...at Higbees

If only I had one...

... I'd get the bad guys...

...and save the family

...like I had lobsters coming out of my ears!

"It's stuck!"

The Bribe

"Must be from Italy"

"It's a Leg!"


"It's a Lamp"

I Know Just Where to Put It!

Every man's dream...

...every woman's nightmare!

I don't know what happened!

You were jealous!

The old man seeks to set a record

Indiana 1940

"Oh fuuudggge!"

Don't taste like fudge!

It was...soap poisoning!

It's Here!

I was now a member

"It was signed... in real ink!"

"Be sure to drink..."

"Red Cabbage"

He had yellow eyes!

"$%&@^ *%#&^*"

"Daddy's gonna kill Ralphie!"

Santa Mountain

Jean Shepherd and Leigh Brown

Leigh Brown

Randy meets "the Man"

"How about a nice football"


"I want a Red Ryder..."

"You'll shoot your eye out kid"

Aunt Clara's gift

No Comment!

"A can of Simonize!"

"An Official Red Ryder..."

"Look out Black Bart!"

"I shot my eye out!"

Don't touch that turkey

"It's smiling"

No problem!

The Chop Suey Palace