As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife and well-intentioned parents. But when his young son faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick gives Michael a gift and instills in him the courage to find the joy that he lost.
Christmas comes but once a year, but the memories last a lifetime.
Did You Know?
The picture of the young soldier shown at The Colonel's funeral was an actual photo of actor Kris Kristofferson during his Military career in which he was a helicopter pilot, attaining the rank of Captain before resigning his commission to pursue his singing career. See more
After Michael dodges the reindeer and dives off of his bicycle with his back to the camera, one shoulder of the actor's (or stunt double's) hoodie is covered in leaves and twigs, and his other shoulder is clean. However, when the camera angle changes, his previously clean shoulder is now covered in leaves. See more
References A Christmas Story