‘A Christmas Story’ – Ralphie gets “Bunny Pajamas” from Aunt Clara
“A Christmas Story” is a popular holiday flick from the 80s that people still love to watch. The comedy classic was made under the direction of Bob Clark, and the story is based on a 1966 book called “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash.”
The beautiful movie revolves around a young boy Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who lives in the imaginary town of Hohman, Indiana. The film has the adult Ralphie reminiscing about his childhood.
The 9-year-old boy & his sibling, Randy (Ian Petrella), are excited about the Christmas gifts they have received that year. Both start checking the number of gifts kept under the Christmas tree. Ralphie’s family decides that he will be distributing the gifts this year (playing the role of Santa).
Ralphie’s mom (Melinda Dillon) tells him to start giving the gifts and the 1st one to receive the Christmas present is Randy. She then tells Randy to check the excellent present Aunt Clara has sent for him.
Everyone, including the parents, unwrapped their gifts. Both the kids plunge into the plethora of gifts that they receive. The presents include a pair of socks for both the kids. On the other hand, Randy receives a Zeppelin & Ralphie’s dad gets a can of salmon.
Ralphie unwraps his Christmas gift from Aunt Clara and finds a pink bunny onesie. The parents’ reaction to seeing him wear the pajamas is hilarious. However, Ralphie gets utterly embarrassed. His dad, Mr. Parker (played by Darren McGavin), understands that his son is unhappy with the Christmas present. However, his mom goes on to say, “Aunt Clara always goes on to give you the nicest present,” and asks him to try on the pajamas.
He unwillingly wears pajamas and stands in the middle of the staircase with a grumpy face. Poor Ralphie’s look shows he is utterly humiliated. It’s one of those scenes in the movie that is very funny and makes the audience laugh.