The Original Leg Lamp Story
A Christmas Story’s Leg Lamp story has become almost as famous as the movie the Leg Lamp story comes from, A Christmas Story, filmed in a house in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story is one of the most iconic and recognizable movie props of all time. Replicas of the leg lamp have become prized “Major Awards” for fans everywhere. A Christmas Story author, Jean Shepherd was inspired to create the leg lamp after seeing an illuminated Nehi Soda advertisement.
The design of the leg lamp for A Christmas Story is the work of production designer Reuben Freed. Unsure of exactly what a leg lamp was or should look like Freed presented a couple sketches to Shepherd who said, “Yep, that’s it!” Freed then produced three leg lamps for the movie and went through several shade styles before settling on the large golden bell shade with black fringe seen in the movie.
None of the three original A Christmas Story leg lamps survived the production of the movie. All three props were broken on set during the filming. If you look closely during the scene (pictures below) in which Ralphie’s Mom breaks the leg lamp you will notice that the leg lamp is broken in two different ways.
The Christmas Story House, Tremont, Cleveland, Ohio
Buy this print by Cleveland artist Mike Guyot. Mike draws all of his art by hand, then paints with an acrylic wash. This is available in an 11 x 14 matted print, ready to frame for $49.00.
A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Movie Blooper
Notice how the lamp is broken
“Not a finga!” Notice the “blooper” in the two photos above. The leg lamp is broken in a different manner in each picture. The leg lamp is broken in “chunks” in the first and lengthwise in the second. All three leg lamps made for the production of A Christmas Story were broken on set.
A Christmas Story House Tour
More Fun A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Memorabilia
Since its the official leg lamp, it looks just like the one from the movie, and measures approx 45 inches tall. Lights 3 ways, leg, bulb, or both. A truly unique collectible, makes a great gift for family, friends, or yourself!
A Christmas Story Board Game
This board game is a great idea, perfect for the holidays! A Christmas story has always been a favorite movie of mine and this game brings the classic to life. Great to play during the holidays or anytime, with family and friends enjoy a great Christmas movie. The Board and pieces make this game a truly fun classic gift for you or someone you love!
Neca 40054 A Christmas Story Nightlight Leg Lamp
A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Night Light Nite Lite by NECA. This great holiday night light features the authentic leg lamp from the perennial favorite movie “A Christmas Story”. A fun way to light up a bedroom or bathroom to give the room a miniature “glow of electric sex.”
Christmas Story 7″ Action Figure Old Man
“Fra-GEE-lay. That must be Italian.” – The Old Man upon receiving his “major award.”
Which is your favorite leg lamp replica?
Full Size Leg Lamp
Kick up your heels with the full size Leg Lamp! It is a “Major Award” for any A Christmas Story fan. This beautiful 50-inch Deluxe Leg Lamp is a perfect replica of the leg lamp featured in A Christmas Story. All of the quirky features are present in this leg lamp including the butt cheek, the chubby thigh and the knobby knee. It also showcases a fringed gallery shade, a sexy thigh high fishnet stocking, and an elegant stiletto heel. This is our tallest model of leg lamp and the most accurate in style and size to A Christmas Story leg lamp. The 50-inch Deluxe Leg Lamp comes with a 20 inch wide, 100% silk lampshade. The leg and socket under the lampshade light up independently or together and are controlled by one 3-way switch. Every leg lamp is shipped in a FRAGILE box. Wooden “FRAGILE” crate shipping is available for added authenticity allowing you to recreate the movie experience and provide the ultimate impact for delivery.
A Christmas Story 20 inch Leg Lamp Prop Replica by NECA
A Christmas Story Leg Lamp desktop version is a scale model of the life size leg lamp. Every detail is the same right down to the fishnet-clad leg and the fringed yellow shade! A single 3-way switch allows the leg and socket under the lampshade to light up independently or together. Measures 20 inches.
This delightfully funny holiday gem tells the story of Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsly) a 1940’s nine-year-old who pulls out all the stops to obtain the ultimate Christmas present.
A Christmas Story Old Man Bobble Head Doll made of hard plastic, hand-painted, recommended for ages 8+, measures 8 inches in height. A Christmas Story is one of Americas true classic Christmas films. Now you can own a piece of movie history with this Old Man Head Knocker holding the very sexy, fishnet stocking Leg Lamp.
Hallmark 2008 Keepsake Ornament: The Unforgettable Leg Lamp
This darling ornament comes in its own crate ready for hanging.
The hilarious Leg Lamp from the holiday classic A Christmas Story gets its own Head Knocker from NECA.
This great stocking features the authentic leg lamp from the movie. Makes a great holiday gift.
NECA presents festive lights featuring the hilarious leg lamp from the holiday classic A Christmas Story.
FRA-GI-LE IT MUST BE ITALIAN! Celebrate one of the most popular holiday films of all time as you put together this 500-piece collector’s puzzle, featuring a nearly life-size version of the Old Man’s unforgettable leg lamp. Packaged in a special keepsake box that is a replica of the original Fragile crate from the movie, the puzzle is die cut in the shape of the leg lamp! Use the replica box for storing puzzle pieces and your favorite momentos. For the first time ever, this iconic movie comes to life in a memorable collector’s puzzle. 16 x 36 500 pieces.
Leg Lamp Keychain with Sound
Is that a Leg Lamp in your pocket or are you just happy to see us? This talking Leg Lamp keychain from the holiday comedy classic “Christmas Story” will certainly draw attention, especially when it says “Fra-gee-lay. It must be Italian!”
A Christmas Story Costumes
A Christmas Story Leg Lamp CostumeA Christmas Story Bunny SuitChristmas Story Bunny CostumeChristmas Story Child Bunny HoodieChristmas Story Child Bunny HoodieChristmas Story Adult Bunny HoodieChristmas Story Pink Bunny DressKids Christmas Story Bunny CostumeA Christmas Story Bunny SuitChristmas Story Leg Lamp SkirtA Christmas Story Foam Leg Lamp CostumeDeluxe Bunny SuitFragile Adult CostumeChristmas Story Bunny HoodieWomen’s Christmas Story Bunny DressA Christmas Story Kid SuitA Christmas Story Sexy Leg Lamp DressBaby’s Christmas Story Bunny