A Christmas Story Movie Behind The Scenes

A Christmas Story Goofs



"Er, someone wasn't on top of their game that day..."
See the goofs, blunders and plain ole mistakes in the 1983 Comedy movie starring Melinda Dillion, Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin More Cast

We believe the following are all legit mistakes. If we've bungled it, or you have additional info, please update us.

Thanks to chubz
When ralphie is de-coding the radio message he writes in all caps, then the camera goes to his face then back on the paper and the letters are in all lower caps.
Thanks to Anonymous
The kitchen sink is initally open underneath -might have a curtain around it - but later when Ralphie's mom goes to find his brother, she opens a red door, under the same sink, to find him.
Thanks to Jay. S
When Ralphie and Randy are in line waiting for Santa, watch Randy, he cracks a quick smile at someone on the set.
Thanks to Amy McGinnis
After the old man's car freezes up, he comes walking through the dinning room. He throws his hat on the table, but he misses the table and the hat falls on the floor. After he is seen in the kitchen filling water.

In the next scene you can see a shot of the hat now sitting on the table!
Thanks to petro
When the old furnace backs up smoke in the kitchen, we see that both dials on the damper on the kitchen wall are closed. Both handles are set all the way to the right.

In the very next shot, the wife moves the top dial to the left, and the bottom dial stays to the right, presumably to open the damper to let the smoke backup go up the chimney.

In the next shot, the position of the dials on the damper control are inexplicably reversed now.
Thanks to tina
The decoder pin is to be set to B2 and when he goes in the bathroom the very first letter is B but the first number is 12
Thanks to fran foley
Farkus has braces. The type he's wearing were not available til the seventies...
Thanks to Mike Jerin
In the short story Ralphie had his fight with Grove Dill, not Scut Farkus.
Thanks to Mike Jerin
Given the apparent time of this movie (late 30s to early 40s) it is unlikely that Scut Frakus could have been wearing that Davy Crockett hat (these didn't become popular with kids until the 50s).
Thanks to Mike Jerin
Given the time frame of the movie, it seems unlikely that the blue ball given to the Old Man had been available at that time.
Thanks to Rick Bedell
When the old man is reading the paper on Christmas day, it shows the comics in color. I don't believe there were color comics during that time.

Bogus Blunders

Sometimes an apparent goof is not a real mistake

The following goofs for "A Christmas Story" are apparently bogus. If you disagree or have additional info, please update us.

The license plate on the car is an Indiana plate but the story takes place in Cleveland, Ohio. Flat tire scene.

-The Indiana license plate is correct , the family lived in Indiana, the house that the movie is using is in Cleveland.
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