Christmas Story, A

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In 1940s Indiana, nine-year-old Ralphie dreams of his ideal Christmas gift: a genuine Red Ryder 200-shot carbine action air rifle. But when gruff dad and doting mom regularly respond with "You'll shoot your eye out!" Ralphie mounts a full-scale Santa-begging campaign. He encounters a slew of calamities from snowsuit paralysis to the dreaded tongue-on-a-frozen-flagpole gambit. Although the story is set in Indiana, much of the movie was filmed in Cleveland. The Tremont house that was used was opened as a museum in 2006. Higbee's Department Store also plays an important role.