People still love to watch “A Christmas Story,” a holiday movie from the 1980s. The comedy classic was directed by Bob Clark and based on a book from 1966 called “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash.”
Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), a young boy who lives in the made-up town of Hohman, Indiana, is at the center of the beautiful movie. In the movie, Ralphie is an adult, and he talks about his childhood.
The 9-year-old boy and his older brother, Randy, played by Ian Petrella, are happy about the Christmas gifts they got that year. Both of them start counting how many presents are under the Christmas tree. Ralphie’s family decides that this year he will be the one to hand out the gifts (playing the role of Santa).
Ralphie’s mother, Melinda Dillon, tells him to start giving out the gifts, and Randy is the first one to get one. She then tells Randy to look at the great gift that his Aunt Clara sent him.
Everyone opened their gifts, including the parents. Both of the kids dive right into the many gifts they get. One of the gifts is a pair of socks for each child. Randy gets a Zeppelin, while Ralphie’s father gets a can of salmon.
Ralphie’s Aunt Clara gave him a pink bunny onesie as a Christmas present. When his parents see him in his pajamas, they laugh so hard it’s funny. Ralphie gets very embarrassed, though. Mr. Parker, who is played by Darren McGavin, knows that his son doesn’t like the Christmas gift. But his mom says, “Aunt Clara always gives you the best gifts,” and she asks him to try on the pajamas.
He wears pajamas against his will and stands in the middle of the stairs with a bad mood. The way Ralphie looks shows how embarrassed he is. It’s one of the funny parts of the movie that makes people laugh out loud.