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A Christmas Story
Narrated by Dick Cavett
Written by Jean Shepherd
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A Christmas Story is an affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family’s typical Christmas joys and travails in a small town in Indiana in the 1930's.

Here is young Ralphie Parker’s shocking discovery that his decoder ring is really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father’s pitched battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp; the unleashed and unnerving savagery of Ralphie’s duel in the snow with the odious bullies Scut Farkas and Grover Dill; and, most crucially, Ralphie’s unstoppable campaign to get Santa—or anyone else—to give him a Red Ryder BBcarbine action 200-shot range model air rifle. Who cares that the whole adult world is telling him, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid”?

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