Leg Lamp From N.Y. Store's 'Christmas Story' Tribute Stolen

'A Christmas Story'

The beloved 1983 movie — a holiday TV staple — stars Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker, a 9-year-old boy who wants only one thing for Christmas: an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. The movie is known for the line "You'll shoot your eyes out" (his parents' reason for not wanting to buy him the BB gun) as well as the iconic leg lamp (which his dad wins in a contest), among other memorable moments. A musical adaptation just opened in New York, with Billingsley among the lead producers. (Read THR's review here.)

Surveillance video shows a man in a gray hoodie and sunglasses snatching part of a liquor store's annual display of memorabilia from the 1983 film

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. — Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to A Christmas Story?

The owner of the Yankee Spirits liquor store in North Tonawanda says his annual window display honoring the holiday classic exhibits memorabilia from the 1983 film, including several versions of the iconic leg lamp.

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The store's surveillance video shows a man in a gray hoodie and sunglasses walking into the store and glancing around before he grabs a large leg lamp and leaves.

Store owner Gary Brennan tells Buffalo's WIVB-TV even his customers are angry about the theft.

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In the movie, Ralphie's father wins a prize that turns out to be a garish lamp in the shape of a woman's leg in a fishnet stocking. Ralphie's mother "accidentally" breaks it, leaving the Old Man heartbroken.