Is ‘A Christmas Story’ Streaming on Netflix in 2018?
“You’ll shoot your eye out!”
One of the most beloved Christmas movies of all time is all but guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit. A Christmas Story came out three and a half decades ago, but it’s still an integral part of modern-day holiday festivities.
Reliving the story of Ralphie, a young boy who just wants to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa Claus that he should get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas will bring a smile to your face as you relive all the classic lines.
‘A Christmas Story’ isn’t available on Netflix
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to catch up with Ralphie and the gang through your Netflix subscription. However, if you’re eager to see Ralphie’s dad receive a very “FRAGILE” fishnet stocking lamp to display in the window or Flick get his tongue stuck on a frozen pole, there are a few other ways to watch the classic film.
How to watch ‘A Christmas Story’ on TV
Even though you won’t be able to watch A Christmas Story on Netflix, that doesn’t mean you have to survive the Christmas season without watching it. If you have a cable subscription, then you can stream A Christmas Story on TBS or TNT or with your DirectTV subscription.
You can also rent A Christmas Story for $3.99 on Amazon or purchase it there for $8.99. That way you’ll be able to watch whenever you want.
Make the holidays shine with A Christmas Story.
Watch the ‘Christmas Story’ marathon on December 25
Here’s something people look forward to every year – 24 hours of A Christmas Story. Once again in 2018, TBS and TNT will run the movie continuously for their annual marathon beginning at 8/7c on Christmas Eve (December 24) and running throughout the day on December 25.
Leave it on in the background for your Christmas Day activities to add a healthy dose of cheer!
Check your local theater
It varies state to state and town to town, but there’s a good possibility that your local cinema might have a few showings of classic holiday movies, including A Christmas Story. Make it a family tradition to head to the movie theater and see the movie on the big screen.
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See the ‘Christmas Story’ musical at your own risk
You know a movie is iconic when someone decides to remake it into a musical. In 2017, the live musical version of the Christmas classic left television audiences split between whether it was a huge success or giant disaster. Fans took to Twitter to voice their opinions, mostly in the form of complaints.
Our best advice? Skip the musical number and opt for the real version, especially if you’re short on time and can’t watch both.
Here’s what you didn’t know about ‘A Christmas Story’
You’ve probably seen the movie hundreds of times, but did you know that Jack Nicholson almost played the role of Ralphie’s father? He was interested in the part after reading the script, but producers ultimately decided they couldn’t afford him.
Also, actor Peter Billingsley (Ralphie) still has a pink bunny suit and BB gun. The glasses that get broken in the movie when he “shoots his eye out” were his real spectacles. Really warms your heart, doesn’t it?