Picture it, Cleveland Ohio in the 1940's. What does every young boy want? You can safely assume it's not a video game system. No, it's a Red Rider BB Gun, the prefered weapon of every wild west imaginary hero. And Ralphie is no different than any other boy. But while his head is in the clouds thinking about how he can convince his mom to let him have one, he runs into lifes little hurdles. Hurdles like a mean redheaded bully with yellow eyes, by gosh, yellow eyes. An annoying younger brother, Stalwart parents, and even an unforgiving Santa Claus. This movie really is magic.