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Follows 

The Phantom of the Open Hearth (1976) (TV Movie)

Followed by 

A Christmas Story 2 (2012) (Video)

Remake of 

The Phantom of the Open Hearth (1976) (TV Movie)
"A Christmas Story" is a remake (same story/storyline) of "Phantom of the Open Hearth"

References 

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
While Ralphie and Randy are waiting in line for Santa, people dressed as the wicked witch and tinman greet them
Adventures of Red Ryder (1940)
much of the plot revolves around a BB gun endorsed by Red Ryder
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Davy Crockett: Indian Fighter (1954) (TV Episode)
Scut Farkas wears a Davy Crockett hat from this version.
Annie (1982)
When Grover Gill is bullying the kids, he says "Alright, who's next" in exactly the same way that Annie did when fighting the boys over the dog Sandy. This is neat tie-in with the "Little Orphan Annie Radio" subplot in A Christmas Story.

Referenced in 

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Using the word fudge as an euphemism for the word fuck
Growing Pains: A Christmas Story (1985) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1990) (TV Episode)
"A top-secret coded message reached the desk of George White." Crow: "It said, 'Drink more Ovaltine.'"
Home Alone (1990)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cave Dwellers (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "It's a super-secret, double-dog entry."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Monster A-Go-Go (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "My brother and I looked like two ticks ready to pop!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: "I can't get my arms down!"
Step by Step: Christmas Story (1993) (TV Episode)
episode title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom: "It's the triple-dog-dare double-cross!"
The Flintstones (1994)
Toward the end, when Wilma is breaking things in the house, one item is a "leg lamp".
Lost Vikings 2 (1994) (Video Game)
The level names form the sentence "Be sure to drink your ovaltine" from A Christmas Story
Friends: The One Where Heckles Dies (1995) (TV Episode)
Monica knocks over Rachel's lamp and breaks it forcing Rachel to use similar dialogue Mr. Parker says in A Christmas Story.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) (TV Episode)
Mike: "A Daisy repeating red rifle! Thanks, Dad!"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: A Halloween Story (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Terror from the Year 5000 (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike (as Ralphie's dad, while a character opens up a box): "Frah-gee-lay"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The She-Creature (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Damn Bumpuses' dog! Get off the lawn!"
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999) (Video)
Max wishes for a snowboard with a really long name, just like Ralphie wanted the BB gun with the long name.
Futurama: A Bicyclops Built for Two (2000) (TV Episode)
Leela speaks of a "kid with a BB gun" when she's talking about people with one eye. Ralphie in this movie wants a BB gun for Christmas, but everyone tells him, "you'll shoot your eye out" and he does, sort of.
Family Guy: A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas (2001) (TV Episode)
The line "Hey, I was gonna pick at that." is said over a ruined turkey just like in "A Christmas Story".
The Laramie Project (2002) (TV Movie)
Retarded Animal Babies (2003) (Video)
In RAB7 Cat wants a red rider BB gun for christmas just like the kid in A Christmas Story,Also they talk about it in RAB5
Elf (2003)
snowball fight appears to be a reference
Secret Santa (2003) (TV Movie)
Sonic Heroes (2003) (Video Game)
Dr. Eggman says an exact line from it.
Arrested Development: The One Where They Build a House (2004) (TV Episode)
A leg lamp is seen in Gob's office
Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy: Ed, Edd n Eddy's Jingle Jingle Jangle (2004) (TV Episode)
One of Eddy's presents is pink bunny suit pajamas.
The Break-Up (2006)
Addie tells her kid to take the soap out of his mouth saying, "we'll save that for when you're 12." This is a clever nod to the Christmas classic starring Peter Billingsley, her husband in this film.
The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006) (TV Movie)
After one of the townsfolk accuse Santa of not bringing him a bebe gun for Christmas, Santa mentions it was because "you'll shoot your eye out, kid".
Black Christmas (2006)
The leg lamp can be seen in the sorority living room.
Reign Over Me (2007)
Discussion of a broken lamp (Melinda Dillon played the mom who broke the leg lamp in A Christmas Story)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)
Also in the sequence while leaving the house
The Simpsons Game (2007) (Video Game)
The ice sumo Comic Book Guys say "I can't get up. I can't get up!" just like Randy in this movie when they are knocked down.
Psych: Gus's Dad May Have Killed an Old Guy (2007) (TV Episode)
Buzz is given an air rifle and Gus says he is going to shoot his eye out. In A Christmas Story, the kid wants a toy rifle but is told he will shoot his eye out.
Munch (2008) (Short)
The last voiced line is a dedication to 'A Christmas Story' and director Bob Clark, who had just past away.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Doom IV #2 (2008) (TV Episode)
"Boy, is he going to be upset when it turns out the message is to drink more Ovaltine."
Saturday Night Live: Tim McGraw/Ludacris/T-Pain (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Mark Payne
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Episode #1.13 (2009) (TV Episode)
Conan mentions it.
The Nostalgia Critic: Captain America (2009) (TV Episode)
"We have to be as fra-gee-lay as possible."
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Couples Retreat/Bronson/An Education (2009) (TV Episode)
Gina Wagner says the actor who played Ralphie directed "Couple's Retreat".
Borderlands (2009) (Video Game)
Ralph continuously asks for a Red Ryder BB Gun, to which everyone responds: "You'll shoot your eye out."
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 4 - The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood (2009) (Video Game)
Crimpdigit has a prototype of his Swashbuckling Suzy Long-Lasting Leg Lamp, which is a reference to the Nehi leg lamp from the 1983 film "A Christmas Story". Also, Guybrush can dip a severed leg into plain old well water and say, "Guess that's one item off my Christmas list," which can be a joke on the leg lamp for Christmas in the same film.
RiffTrax Live: Christmas Shorts-stravaganza! (2009)
"I didn't know David Lynch made a Christmas Story"
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: A Christmas Carol (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when VGRetro discusses holiday movies
Clarkworld (2009)
Bob Clark's Holiday film classic
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.86 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Codes"
Jeopardy!: 2010 College Championship Quarterfinal 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Movie Objects"
Until We Win: Yo! Noid (2010) (TV Episode)
compares the Noid's suit to Ralphie's bunny costume.
The Nostalgia Critic: The Flintstones Movie (2010) (TV Episode)
The Critic notices the Flintstones have a leg lamp similar to the one in Christmas Story.
The Simpsons: The Fight Before Christmas (2010) (TV Episode)
A snowman tosses a leg lamp in a box marked "tasteless gifts for dads"
One Tree Hill: Darkness on the Edge of Town (2010) (TV Episode)
Nathan compares a predicament he and Haley are in to A Christmas Story
Kendra: Out with It (2011) (TV Episode)
Hank shows Kendra a snowsuit and Kendra says it's from the film
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 3, Citizen Brown (2011) (Video Game)
Marty - "Careful Marty, don't shoot your eye out"
The Nostalgia Critic: Baby Geniuses (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned as also being directed by Bob Clark
The Cinema Snob: Maniac (2011) (TV Episode)
"Christmas movies should have... BB guns."
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
Towards the end of the movie, Harold gets something of his stuck to a pole, much like Flick except he got his tongue stuck to the pole.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Fantastic Four #1 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Drink more Ovaltine."
Victorious: A Christmas Tori (2011) (TV Episode)
Title pun
Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (2011) (TV Short)
Ralphie and Goggles Kid waiting in line for Santa.
The Cinema Snob: Elves (2011) (TV Episode)
"I'm sure the boy will explain this without getting a bar of Life Buoy soap in his mouth."
A Christmas Kiss (2011) (TV Movie)
Adam gives this movie's CD as a gift
80's Dan: A Very Inappropriate 80's Dan Christmas (2011) (TV Episode)
80's Dan suggests that his friends watch this in celebration of Christmas.
The Darkness II (2012) (Video Game)
"You'll shoot your eye out"
Obscurus Lupa Presents: Karate Dog (2012) (TV Episode)
other works by Bob Clark
Psych: Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger (2012) (TV Episode)
Gus to Shawn: "I triple-dog dare you!"
Battleship (2012)
Christmas Story business slogan: "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash." Battleship radar station sign says "In God We Trust, All Others We Track".
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
Players can get a decoder ring that can be used in battle that is completely useless other than causing ads to appear on-screen. Using it causes an achievement to unlock called "A Crummy Commercial".
Robot Chicken: Hemlock Gin and Juice (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Bum Reviews: A Christmas Story (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Cinema Snob: Silent Night, Deadly Night III: You Better Watch Out (2012) (TV Episode)
"He's just come from pushing Ralphie down a giant slide."
Bum Reviews: Elf (2012) (TV Episode)
"...using a decked out version of Ralphie's BB gun."
DVD-R Hell: The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (2012) (TV Episode)
Brad says he would rather watch a 24-hour Roots marathon than 24 hours of A Christmas Story.
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Tony Stark sees a kid who looks like Ralphie and says "I loved you in 'A Christmas Story'."
Bates Motel: The Truth (2013) (TV Episode)
The phrase "You'll shoot your eye out," from a Christmas Story is referenced after the shootout between Dylan and Deputy Sheldon when Sheldon walks out of the house with his right eye shot out.
The Cinema Snob: Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (2013) (TV Episode)
"These boxes are fragile. Their new leg lamps will go perfectly with Harem Keeper Barbie here."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.169 (2013) (TV Episode)
Steve Byrne mentions that Peter Billingsley from the film is an executive producer of "Sullivan & Son"
A Bulldog for Christmas (2013)
The leg lamp from A Christmas Story appears in the background of several scenes
Atop the Fourth Wall: Solson Christmas Special Featuring Samurai Santa #1 (2013) (TV Episode)
"A Christmas Story gets played on repeat for 24 hours..."
The Neighbors: A Christmas Story (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Christmas Cruelty! (2013)
Lots of t-shirts
Oh That Grinch!: A Christmas Story (2013) (TV Episode)
The title
Family Guy: Christmas Guy (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Atop the Fourth Wall: Doctor Who Classic Comics #15 (2013) (TV Episode)
"Watch The Doctor shoot Ralphie's eye out."
Psych: Someone's Got a Woody (2014) (TV Episode)
A leg lamp similar to the one in "A Christmas Story" can be seen in Trout's office.
The Vampire Diaries: Promised Land (2014) (TV Episode)
"She'll shoot her eye out"
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: Big Sur 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Brody and Travis misread a sign that says "Children" on it. Travis then says, "Must be Italian!"
Atop the Fourth Wall: 2001: A Space Odyssey #2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Linkara jests that the 'message from the stars' is "drink more Ovaltine"
The Badly Animated Marvel Christmas Carol (2014) (Video)
Ralphie can be seen carrying his Daisy BB Gun and wearing his pink bunny pajamas as he stalks the Abominable Snowman in the Watering Hole.

Features 

Featured in 

A Hollywood Christmas (1996) (Video)
extended clips and brief discussion
Retarded Animal Babies (2003) (Video)
Cat is watching A Christmas Story on TV
Another Christmas Story (2003) (Video)
Documentary
Daisy Red Ryder: A History (2003) (Video)
clips
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Shown during the In Memoriam tribute (Bob Clark)
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 12 Greatest Christmas Specials (2008) (TV Episode)
Featured as the Number 1 spot
The Nostalgia Critic: Jingle All the Way (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown of the department store Santa saying, "You'll shoot your eye out, kid."
The Nostalgia Critic: Alone in the Dark (2009) (TV Episode)
inserted clip of Ralphie saying "son of a bitch!"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Up in the Air/Everybody's Fine/Brothers (2009) (TV Episode)
Beware of Santa segment
Clarkworld (2009)
Documentary about life & death of Director, Bob Clark.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Zack Ward mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Coolest Cliches (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips from this movie are shown.
25 Most Hilarious Holiday TV Moments (2010) (TV Movie)
"A Christmas Story" is #1 due to the 24-hour marathons on TBS.
The Nostalgia Critic: Rover Dangerfield (2010) (TV Episode)
clips are shown
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Episode #2.196 (2010) (TV Episode)
Scene of mother feeding Randy included in Remixing the Clips
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
The movie is played on the TV
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips Shown
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 12 Santa Clauses (2013) (TV Episode)
Higbees' Santa takes #11
Shameful Sequels: A Christmas Story 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike remembers the far superior original
The Cinema Snob: Silent Night, Deadly Night (2013) (TV Episode)
Snob recalls Santa being terrifying

Spoofs 

Flash Gordon (1936)
in a deleted scene Ralphie dreams of joining Flash Gordon to fight against the evil Emperor Ming
Peter and the Wolf (1946) (Short)
When Toady and the bully were attacking Ralphie and his friends, and Ralphie was describing their yellow eyes (just like animals), the music of Peter and the Wolf played, and the bully's description (yellow eyes) resembled a wolf.
High Noon (1952)
musical cues during the Black Bart fantasy

Spoofed in 

Futurama: Xmas Story (1999) (TV Episode)
this episode spoofs the film in several ways: the title is similar, Santa Claus laughs slowly and ominously, and the music as the end credits roll is the same
South Park: Scott Tenorman Must Die (2001) (TV Episode)
The character Scott Tenorman is a direct parody of Scott Farcus (the bully in A Christmas Story).
Hoodwinked! (2005)
Twitchy mispronounces Dynamite the same way The Old Man mispronounces Fragile and then says "Must be Italian" just like in A Christmas Story
How I Met Your Mother: How Lily Stole Christmas (2006) (TV Episode)
"But I didn't say Grinch"/"But I didnt say fudge" gag.
Epic Movie (2007)
When Lucy gets to Narnia, she sticks her tongue to a pole and says, "Stuck. It's stuck. Stuck!"
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Lou tackles and sits on the bully (Blaine) and pummels him. His friends pull him off and the bully sits up on his elbows and looks around sadly.
How It Should Have Ended: The Holiday Movie Special (2010) (TV Episode)
Holiday Movie parody
American Dad!: For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls (2010) (TV Episode)
When Steve is trying out his machine gun a bullet ricochets and blows off his glasses, Stan then comments "almost shot your eye out!"
Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap (2010) (Video)
Jabba the Hutt "triple dog dares" a kid to stick his tongue on Han's frozen rear.

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