A CHRISTMAS STORY.
A movie about a little boy who wanted a Red Ryder BB gun and everyone is trying to talk him out of it. Funny enough, the most famous remembrance from this movie is a Leg Lamp the father “won” and insisted on putting it in the window to show everyone he was coming up in the world and had won a prize! This movie has become a “must see” Christmas tradition for many. A comedy. A retrospect for the good ole days. A drama (for little Ralphie). Peter Billingsly played the Ralphie character. Peter was a child star and by age 11 had acted in over 120 TV commercials (think “Messy Marvin” in the Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup commercials) but is most famous for his role as Ralphie (1983).
Where is Peter now? He is Vince Vaughn‘s best chum and partner in Vaughn’s production company Wild WEst Picture Show Productions. He has produced several films;The Break Up, Dinner for Five, Couples Retreat, Iron Man, etc.
Not bad Peter, from the Red Ryder BB gun to the Hollywood Camera.
But in remembrance of the iconic movie, the LEG LAMP would be my choice for those on your Christmas list who are difficult to buy for. Who could resist an icon?
“What I really love about this is that when I put it right in the front window of our home, everybody can see my prize and know that I’ve won a major award. Yup, the Old Man is coming up in this world!”
Cover of A Christmas Story (Full Screen Edition)