A Christmas Story: An Enduring Classic
'A Christmas Story' a tale of a Little Ralph (Ralphie) Parker and his almost obsessive wish for Christmas for a Ralph Ryder BB Gun. The story also includes adventures scenes like the "prized" fishnet leg lamp and Ralphs mistaken use of the notorious "f" word; has with its quirky charm joined the ranks of already established Christmas classics like 'White Christmas', 'Its a Wonderful Life', and 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas.'
Reports show that over the past decade the film, which originally debuted in 1983, has sold over 6.5 million copies raising it from classic status to cult status. Analysts say it is due to the constant replays on network stations that have allowed it to achieve such a large following.