The Cast of ‘A Christmas Story’: Where Are They Now (on the Web)?

A Christmas Story
Bob Clark’s A Christmas Story, written and narrated by the late raconteur and radio personality Jean Shepherd — and adapted from his short story collection In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash — has come to be regarded as one of the givens of the Christmas holiday season; right up there with eggnog, mistletoe, and flight delays.

While a flop in its initial theatrical release, it found a life on cable in the 80s and has grown in reputation over the past couple of decades to possibly even surpass such seasonal perennials as Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life as the most popular Christmas film of all.

As the season is upon us, we thought we’d honor it by doing a bit of a “where are they now?” PeekScore-style; or, as we like to say, “where are they on the internet now?” We’re looking at the digital footprints of the cast, living and deceased, and seeing how they measure up and compare in terms of online influence, impact, and presence.

But first, a moment with Santa…



And now, the cast…


Rank Picture Name Character PeekScore

Peter Billingsley Ralphie 7.48 / 10.00

Scott Schwartz Flick 7.20 / 10.00

Darren McGavin (deceased) The Old Man Parker 7.19 / 10.00

Melinda Dillon Mrs. Parker 7.19 / 10.00

Zack Ward Scut Farkus 7.18 / 10.00

R.D. Robb Schwartz 7.03 / 10.00

Yano Anaya Grover Dill 7.02 / 10.00

Ian Petrella Randy 7.01 / 10.00

Tedde Moore Miss Shields 7.01 / 10.00

Leslie Carlson (deceased) Tree Man 6.23 / 10.00