A Christmas Story: The holiday movie that inspired yuletide kitsch

Then there was the leg lamp leading to leg lamp night lights, leg lamp key chains, leg lamp costumes and leg lamp t-shirts.

Leg Lamp (screen capture) from A Christmas Story
Leg Lamp (screen capture) from "A Christmas Story."
WASHINGTON, December 21, 2015 – In our home the watching of well loved holiday classics with big bowls of popcorn and mugs of hot chocolate is a yearly tradition.  The most well loved by all family members  being the story of Ralphie Parker and his dreams of a Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock.
And then there was the leg lamp leading to leg lamp night lights, leg lamp key chains and leg lamp t-shirts.



It began, as a love affair might, with a glimpse of a well-turned ankle in a fishnet stocking. Tyler Schwartz was smitten. The object of his desire was a leg lamp, the glowing gam delivered to the Parker household as the Old Man’s “major award” in the 1983 movie A Christmas Story. When Schwartz decided he…

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