What it is: Throughout "A Christmas Story," Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) only wants one thing: An "official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time." But every adult he tells this to just responds with one depressing message: "You'll shoot your eye out."
But when Christmas day comes, Ralphie's father, the Old Man (Darren McGavin), pulls through and hands Ralphie a hidden present. It's the Red Ryder BB gun!
Ralphie races outside, and the first shot ricochets and hits him in his glasses, breaking them.