In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. Directed by Bob Clark. Test your knowledge on this movies quiz to see how you do and compare your score to … Can you name the words from Ralphie's 'What I want for Christmas' theme, from 'A Christmas Story'? With Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz. - A Christmas Story Ralphie writes an A+ theme paper about what he really wants for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB Gun!