As the calendar creeps quickly towards Christmas Day on the 25th of December, we’re counting down the days with a special advent calendar of festive films, revealing a set of rare images for each chosen film to surprise and delight film fans.

Where do you begin with “A Christmas Story”? Do you start with the fact that it’s got its own 24 Hour Marathon on TBS’s Christmas Eve line up? Or perhaps you start with the fact that the gun Ralphie wanted oh so badly as his ultimate Christmas trophy didn’t actually exist in the configuration he so fervently memorized? Maybe you just start with the fact that his father was living a secret life as Kolchak The Night Stalker. Wherever you decide to begin the tale, the overriding truth is that A Christmas Story is universally regarded as a holiday classic for young and old that recalls they joy, frustration, and ultimately togetherness of the Christmas season.

Without further ado, I present to you the 10 Awesome Images of A Christmas Story!

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This article was first posted on December 21, 2012