Every Christmas my family leaves the A Christmas Story marathon on for a full twenty fours in the background as they go about their holiday traditions. Sometimes it’s muted with holiday music blasting in place of the dialogue and at other times a hush falls over the house as someone turns up their favorite part and everyone recites the lines along with the characters like some odd Christmas version of A Rocky Horror Picture Show. Every year I swear I am going to buy my dad one of those fraj-eel-a leg lamp’s that must be from Italy for two reasons: one being it’s his favorite part of the movie and he would definitely put it right in my parents’ front window; and two my mother would have a coronary just like the mom in the movie and that would be hilarious.
One of these days I will remember to do it in time for the holidays, but in the mean time you can purchase your own authentic leg lamp directly from the A Christmas Story House & Museum for your own holiday laughs and enjoyment. You don’t even have to know the name of the Lone Ranger’s nephew’s horse!