What's a kid got to do to get a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas? If you're nine-year-old Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) then you'll launch an all out campaign involving visits to a department store Santa, a school essay and constant stream of hints. Despite the looming spectre of losing his eye with the gun, predicted by almost every adult he comes in contact with, Ralphie remains determined to get the ultimate Christmas present. Waiting for the big day allows us to get to know Ralphie and his family in delightful reminiscences of growing up in small town Indiana during the 1940s. This is a Christmas classic that can be watched all year round.