“A Christmas Story” is perfection at Christmastime. The nostalgic feel of early-1940s Americana at the year’s most magical time could not have been more appropriately filmed by Bob Clark (“Porky’s). This excellent comedy proves how through the eyes of a 10-year-old child, hopes and dreams for the ultimate Christmas present can overcome neighborhood bullies, homework and even “The Old Man”.
I have watched this movie at least 30 times. Not just at Christmas but year-’round. It’s just that perfect. Although I wasn’t around, I would almost guarantee this is what my own father lived like during the time portrayed in this excellent movie. It makes me wish for a time machine to go back to this more innocent and simpler way of life.
There is nothing I could add to what the other IMDb reviewers are saying on this site. Although the “8” score that this universally is receiving is still too low. Watch it every Christmas as a family tradition with hot chocolate, a roaring fire, snuggly blankets and sitting next to your Christmas tree. You will feel the warmth of family and laughter. This is an American treasure.
What do you think of the film? Let us know in the comments below.