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Aro Favourite Christmas Story, A

 

USA 1983, 93 minutes
Dir. Bob Clark
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Family / Christmas

Topics: Precocious, Period 1940s.

 

Aroview: This gem is little known in this neck of the woods, yet is roundly celebrated in America as a modern Yuletide classic.

Set in 1940s Indiana (delightfully recreated), nine-year-old Ralphie dreams of his ideal Christmas gift - a genuine Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Air Rifle. But when his request is met with disapproval by his grumpy dad and doting mum, he mounts a full-scale Santa-begging campaign! Thereafter the calamitous hi-jinks snowball to hilarious effect.

Narrated by co-screenwriter Jean Shepherd, on whose novel the story is based.

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DVD Features

20th Anniversary Edition features an all-new transfer, original radio readings by author Jean Shepherd, new documentary "Another Christmas Story", the featurettes "Get a Leg Up" and "A History of The Daisy Red Ryder", interactive trivia, decoder match challenge, easter eggs, full-screen and widescreen anamorphic formats.

  • audio commentary
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • 2-disc set
 

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