To celebrate the holiday, Outdoor Life is giving away one of the most important guns of all time: a Red Ryder BB gun.

Has the Red Ryder been a stalwart in the deer woods? Have soldiers used it to defend our nation? Has it made a name for itself as a flat-shooting tack driver? The answer to all of these questions is no.

But, the Red Ryder has introduced countless kids to shooting and hunting (who didn’t have one of these as a kid), making it a sweetheart for sportsmen everywhere. The gun is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

On Thursday we’ll give one of these BB guns away on our website in a sweepstakes. So make sure you comeback to and enter. You have to be at least 21 years old to enter the sweepstakes, so we hope you take this gun and share it.

And if you don’t understand the photo that goes along with this blog, then you need to go watch the Christmas Story immediately.

Click HERE to enter the sweepstakes.