Since 1983, ‘A Christmas Story’ has been a fixture of the holiday season. A moderate sleeper hit at the box office (it pulled in $19 million), the movie would become a cult classic thanks to the era of VCRs and basic cable showings.
In the late 1990s, the film became synonymous with Christmas, thanks to the first-ever 24-hour ‘A Christmas Story’ marathon on TNT. From there, the story of Ralphie Parker, his brother Randy, and his parents have christened the season with each yearly viewing.
Since then, the cast has gone on their separate ways, building their own legacies. Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) is a director and producer. Randy (Ian Petrella) is a successful puppeteer and animator. The Old Man (Darren McGavin) was best known as ‘Kolchak: The Night Stalker’ and Mrs. Parker (Melinda Dillon) had a featured role in ‘Magnolia’.
As the world gets ready to stick their tongues to the flagpole and write essays about BB guns, click through to take a look at the cast of ‘A Christmas Story.’