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A Christmas Story

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Why it’s worth your time:

Looking for a holiday movie to watch with the entire family? If so, “A Christmas Story” is a classic worth re-watching. Set in the 1940s, “A Christmas Story” tells the story of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker and his Christmas wish for a Red Ryder air rifle. At first, Parker’s mom, teacher, and even a Santa Claus at the shopping mall tell him the toy is dangerous. But those adult warnings do nothing to squash Parker’s desire for the shiny new toy. 

The takeaway:

“A Christmas Story” is an uplifting reminder about the magic of the holidays, told from a child’s perspective. The movie highlights universal themes all families can relate to, such as the strength of the family bond, being able to sort through differences and the power of parental love.

Watch it with:

Anyone who wants to enjoy a classic, feel-good, holiday movie about the intricacies of family relationships and the magic of Christmas. 

Worth noting:

If you’re viewing the movie with younger children, be prepared to answer questions about the safety of Red Ryder air rifles. The film also addresses bullying as Parker and his friend are teased by two boys in their neighborhood.

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