Oh my, this is a funny and touching movie, with many scenes in it that are seared into my memory.
Some are quite horrible, in fact. The boy whose tongue freezes to the flagpole, Ralphie with the bar of soap in his mouth, the younger brother so swaddled in his snowsuit that when he falls down he can not get up on his own.
Amazing scenes, and then Ralphie's desperate craving, nay need, to own a Red Ryder carbine action BB gun, and Ralphie hearing "you'll shoot your eye out" so often from every responsible adult.
The dad is called The Old Man and he has a whacky pride in the bizarre lamp that he won.
This is only the tip of the iceberg of the zaniness herein.
Sit back and enjoy.