A Christmas Story


Release Date 1983-11-18
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A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, based on his book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, with some elements derived from Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories. It was directed by Bob Clark. The film has since become a holiday classic and is shown numerous times on television during the Christmas season on the American network TBS, often in a 24-hour marathon. In 2012, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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Actors & Characters

Melinda Dillon Melinda Dillon Mother Parker Mother Parker
Darren McGavin Darren McGavin The Old Man Parker The Old Man Parker
Scott Schwartz Scott Schwartz Flick Flick
Jean Shepherd Jean Shepherd Ralphie Ralphie
Ian Petrella Ian Petrella Randy Randy
Tedde Moore Tedde Moore Miss Shields Miss Shields
R.D. Robb R.D. Robb Schwartz Schwartz
Zack Ward Zack Ward Scut Farkus Scut Farkus
Yano Anaya Yano Anaya Grover Dill Grover Dill
Jeff Gillen Jeff Gillen Santa Claus Santa Claus


Reginald H. Morris Cinematography
Bob Clark Director
Stan Cole Editor
Paul Zaza Music
Carl Zittrer Music
Bob Clark Producer
René Dupont Producer
Jean Shepherd Writer
Bob Clark Writer
Leigh Brown Writer