The trappings of childhood can have lasting effect in our lives and in movies.
"A Christmas Story"
Toy: Red Ryder Carbine action 200-shot Range model air rifle
Why it's important: Because you'll shoot your eye out
Memorable moment: Ralphie's got a great fantasy sequence in the film where the air rifle turns him into a hero, and it sums up every fantasy every kid has about the presents he wants, just as the harsh reality nails the way these things normally play out.
- Drew McWeeny