Based on short stories by and narrated by Jean Shepherd, this hilarious and enjoyable holiday yarn chronicles a young boy's attempts at getting what he really wants for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. In a Midwestern town in the 1940s, Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) finds appeals to his parents, a teacher, and Santa Claus for his most-desired gift are always met with the same response of "you'll shoot your eye out." Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon also star; directed by Bob Clark. 98 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English. Two-disc set.