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Synopsis

All Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) wants for Christmas is an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two hundred shot B.B. gun. But His father (Darren McGavin), mother (Melinda Dillon) and even Santa Claus (Jeff Gillen) are against the idea, fearing he will shoot his eye out.

MPAA Rating PG for brief mild violence and language, and for some bullying.
Theatrical Release November 18, 1983
Director Bob Clark
Cast Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Peter Billingsley
Run Time 94
1983 Warner Brothers

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