Christmas Story, A: Special Edition

Warner Bros.   (1983) / Region 1   3.25   See All Reviews

Peace. Harmony. Comfort and Joy...Maybe Next Year.

The Christmas spirit isn't served up with more observant hilarity than in this beloved adaptation of Jean Shepherd's holiday story. In 1940s Indiana, nine-year-old Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) dreams of his ideal Christmas gift: a genuine Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Air Rifle. But when gruff dad (Darren McGavin) and doting mom (Melinda Dillion) regularly respond with "You'll shoot your eye out!" Ralphie mounts a full-scale Santa-begging campaign. He encounters a slew of calamities from snowsuit paralysis to the dreaded tongue-on-a-frozen-flagpole gambit. We triple-dog-dare you to unwrap a more welcome Yultide classic!


  • Length
  • Rating PG
  • Released:
  • Added Aug 07 2003
  • Production Year 1983
  • Empire SKU 548016
  • UPC Code 012569576421
  • Studio  Warner Bros.
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Subtitles English, French and Spanish


Disc One-The Movie

All-New Digital Transfer

Feature Length Commentary by Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon and Director/Co-Writer Bob Clark

Disc Two-20th Anniversary Extras!

Original Readings by Jean Shepherd, Voice Narrator of A Christmas Story

Another Christmas Story Documentary with Cast Members and Director Bob Clark, Narrated by Peter Billingsley

Get a Leg Up and A History Of the Daisy Red Ryder Featurettes

Triple Dog Dare Interactive Trivia

Decoder Match Challenge

Hidden Easter Eggs

Original Theatrical Trailer


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
    French Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color
    Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)



  • Bob Clark
  • Rene Dupont


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