If you repeat something enough times it becomes a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy. In this case, I blame the parents for twisting fate with their dangerous and repetitive holiday voodoo. It’s just a good thing that Ralphie was wearing glasses or he may have had some trouble with depth perception to this day.
The “You’ll Shoot Yer Eye Out, Kid” t-shirt at DonkeyTees features the famous warning quote about a certain Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle from A Christmas Story. There’s also a cool little silhouette of the BB gun in question to the side.