* [[TheBully Scut Farkus]]: with yellow eyes, so help me God! When he first shows up, he's [[EvilLaugh laughing maniacally]] and chasing Ralphie, Flick and Schwartz.
* The scary department store Santa going into slow motion, with the music in the background slowing down to match.
** Aided and abetted by the 1st Person POV fisheye camera shots as Ralphie goes up to see him. We see a distorted and fast view of a very bitter Santa (with lurid red nose) and two mean elves! HO... HO... HO.....
* Flick being the victim of [[AbusiveParents child abuse]] after Ralphie scapegoats him for the fudge incident.
* The expression on Ralphie's face in [[http://www.filmoria.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/a-christmas-story-2.jpg the DVD cover]] for the movie is rather... [[UncannyValley disturbing]].