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Where To Watch A Christmas Story This Holiday Season

With the holiday season in full swing, Christmas movies have taken over streaming services, cable, and network television. While dozens of new titles are released every year, you simply can't go wrong with classic Christmas movies like "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "The Santa Clause," and "A Christmas Story."

A Christmas movie marathon definitely wouldn't be complete without the 1983 holiday classic, which sees little Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) desperately wishing for a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, but all anyone will tell him is, "You'll shoot your eye out!" Plenty of other hilarity ensues for Ralphie and his family that particular Christmas, including a pink bunny onesie, a tacky leg-shaped lamp, the neighbors' hungry dogs, and a triple dog dare gone horribly wrong.

If you're wanting to watch "A Christmas Story" this holiday season just as much as Ralphie wants that Red Ryder BB gun, you're in luck.

Where to stream A Christmas Story

For those wanting to get into the holiday spirit by watching "A Christmas Story," there's only one streaming service out there with the title available: Max. Max has three different subscription plans to choose from: With Ads for $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year, Ad-Free for $15.99 a month or $149.99 a year, and Ultimate Ad-Free for $19.99 a month or $199.99 a year, with Ultimate Ad-Free giving you the option to watch "A Christmas Story" in 4K UHD with Dolby Atmos.

If you aren't subscribed to Max, you can also rent or purchase "A Christmas Story" on several platforms. It is currently available on Amazon Prime for $3.79 to rent or $13.49 to purchase. You can also rent it for $3.99 on Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, and YouTube or purchase it for your personal collection on those same services for $14.99.

Where to watch A Christmas Story on TV

Lastly, if you're still a cable subscriber, you can watch "A Christmas Story" on TNT on Monday, November 13, at 8 p.m. or 11 p.m. or Tuesday, November 14 at 3 p.m. For those who would rather wait until after Thanksgiving to start celebrating Christmas, you can tune in to TBS on Saturday, December 2; Sunday, December 3; Sunday, December 17; or Monday, December 18, or tune in to TNT on Thursday, December 14.

Of course, "A Christmas Story" will also be playing for 24 hours straight on both networks starting on the night of Christmas Eve. Additionally, you can stream it on the TBS, TNT, and truTV websites using your cable provider login if you want to watch it at any other time through February 2, 2024, at which point it will no longer be available on any of these services.

Where to watch A Christmas Story 2 and A Christmas Story Christmas

After (re)watching "A Christmas Story," you may be inspired to watch one of its sequels, 2012's "A Christmas Story 2" or 2022's "A Christmas Story Christmas." Set six years after the events of the original, "A Christmas Story 2" tells the story of Ralphie's (Braeden Lemasters) Christmas at age 15. Rather than a Red Ryder BB gun, he's now wishing for a 1939 Mercury Eight convertible. Meanwhile, "A Christmas Story Christmas," set 33 years after the events of the original, tells the story of Ralphie's Christmas at age 42, with Peter Billingsley returning in the title role. This time, he's wishing for a new radiator for the Plymouth.

Like "A Christmas Story," both "A Christmas Story 2" and "A Christmas Story Christmas" can be streamed on Max or purchased from Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, or YouTube, the former for $9.99 and the latter for $14.99. Interestingly, while "A Christmas Story 2" can also be rented from any of these platforms (for $3.39 from Amazon Prime or $2.99 from the others), "A Christmas Story Christmas" can only be rented from Vudu, for $3.99.

"A Christmas Story 2" will not be shown on TV, but you can catch "A Christmas Story Christmas" on TNT on Monday, November 13, at 10 p.m.; Tuesday, November 14, at 1 a.m.; Sunday, November 26; Sunday, December 17; or Monday, December 25, or on TBS on Saturday, December 2, or Sunday, December 3.