Christmas is coming and watching A Christmas Story is the perfect must-watch movie for the holidays. Where can you stream this hilarious movie?
A Christmas Story premiered in 1983 and is based on the novel “In God We Trust, All Others Must Pay Cash” written by Jean Shepherd. Shepherd also narrates the movie that centers around nine-year-old Ralphie who only wants a Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock for Christmas.
The only problem with him getting the air rifle is his mother and his teacher are worried he will shoot his eye out. So begins Ralphie’s trials and tribulations, of trying to convince his mother and Santa Claus that the BB gun would make a perfect Christmas present. In the process, he and his friends are chased daily by a bully to and from school.
Set in Indiana, Ralphie played by Peter Billingsley captures perfectly the hopes and dreams of a nine-year-old boy for that perfect Christmas present, along with the typical emotional melodramatics children seem to have at that age. The “it’s a matter of life and death” where their world will end if they don’t get what they want.
It really happens. My son did a death scene in my kitchen because his homework was too hard. I told him to go die in the living room as I was cooking dinner. That’s what makes this movie a great holiday movie. Ralphie really believes that his world will totally end if he doesn’t get the Red Ryder Air Rifle.
The movie also brought back memories of when I was a child and could totally relate with Ralphie. My parents were just like Ralphie’s parents and punished me very similar to the way they punished Ralphie. This is why the movie is such a popular Christmas movie. When we watch the movie, it reminds us of our childhood and all the silly things we did when we were kids along with the melodramatics.
Every Christmas we watched A Christmas Story as a family and the movie is still very much a part of our holiday celebration. So, where can you stream this perfect family Christmas movie? Well, it isn’t being streamed by Netflix, but you can see it on YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and Boomerang.
A Christmas Story is too popular of a holiday movie that I would be surprised if it doesn’t stream after the holiday. Netflix also has dozens of great Christmas movies to choose from to find that perfect family Christmas movie. Let us know what you are watching for the holidays in the comments section below.