I made a big mistake and left this off my favorite Christmas movie list. But, there's a good reason. I did not care for Peter Billingsley and didn't like this film when it was released. My opinion of it didn't change until recently. I guess it was a nostalgia bug (or TBS marathon brainwashing) that bit me and turned it into a traditional "must see". But for the majority of my life I thought this movie was junk and could care less if the kid shot his eye out. It was only the last 4 or 5 years that my opinion changed. Now I watch it several times every Christmas.