“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!”

You know it, you love it, and you probably quote it year-round. It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street may be the traditional holiday classics, but when it comes to the true spirit of the season and how it conjures up the world’s coziest Christmas memories, A Christmas Story has them well and truly beat.

The tale of young Ralphie Parker and his crusade to get a Red Ryder BB gun on Christmas morning is as timeless as leaving Santa milk and cookies and for good reason. It’s the most nostalgic piece of holiday media we’ve ever had the fortune of viewing. From Ralphie waiting in line with his little brother Randy to sit on Santa’s lap at Higbee’s department store to unwrapping a heinous set of pink rabbit pajamas he’d never be caught dead wearing, it’s brimming with callbacks to how just about every single one of us spent the holidays with our loved ones growing up—and still do.