Seasonal activities and gifts new to the Christmas Story house

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

A Christmas Story House & Museum announces the addition of several items to their gift shop just in time for the holiday season.

Whether you are shopping for yourself or looking for a meaningful-yet-quirky gift for a loved one, A Christmas Story House & Museum has all of the essential A Christmas Story gear to help you celebrate in true Parker family fashion.

Add to this the National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Moose Mug, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Griswold family classic, and you will have an unforgettable gift-giving season.

New items featured this season at the A Christmas Story House online store and gift shop:

The Pink Nightmare Bunny Suit - Aunt Clara's authentic, homemade bunny suit reluctantly worn by Ralphie Parker on Christmas morning is now available for you to own. You too can look like "a deranged Easter Bunnya pink nightmare" as the Old Man put it.

Perfect for being the life of the gift exchange or wearing to costume parties year-round, this adult-sized Bunny Suit looks just like little Ralphie's. The Pink Nightmare Bunny Suit retails for $99.99.

Moose Mug - In celebration of the 20th anniversary of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation movie, A Christmas Story House's gift shop has added the Moose Mug to its shelves and online store. Toast your eggnog like Clark Griswold and Cousin Eddie with these replica mugs made famous in the Christmas classic. You'll feel like you're celebrating like Clark himself, which A Christmas Story House & Museum will be doing this year as it bedecks in 25,000 twinkle lights in tribute to the film. The Moose Mug retails for $19.99.

Schwartz & Randy's Stocking Caps - These stocking caps, made famous by Ralphie's brother Randy in the holiday parade and department store scenes, and also worn by smart-mouthed friend Schwartz, replicate the exact caps that are on display in A Christmas Story House & Museum today. Just in time for the colder weather, these make perfect gifts for both children and adults. "I triple dog dare you" to put a stocking cap on your holiday list. Stocking Caps retail for $44.99 each.

In addition to new gift items, A Christmas Story House & Museum continues to carry their classic gift items including:

Leg Lamps - These "Major Awards" come in many different sizes from nightlights to full-size floor lamps. Authentic features include the butt cheek, the chubby thigh and the knobby knee. They also showcase a fringed gallery shade, a sexy thigh high fishnet stocking, and an elegant stiletto heel. No matter what size you get, the "soft glow of electric sex" will be the center piece of any room. Leg Lamps range in price from $9.99 to $199.99.

25th Anniversary, A Christmas Dream BB Gun - Limited Edition Hard to believe it's been more than 25 years since Ralphie asked for "An official Red Ryder Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock and that thing which tells time." The bb gun Ralphie dreamed of was a special designed just for the movie. Now that very same design, "A Christmas Dream", can be yours.

Packaged in a retro Red Ryder box with a custom sticker and certificate of authenticity, all of the graphics are engraved. A compass, marked with a brushed silver-tone metal rim, is recessed next to the engraved sundial. A silver band around the stock commemorates the Silver Anniversary of "A Christmas Story." Be careful or "you'll shoot your eye out!" The 25th Anniversary Red Ryder BB Gun retails for $179.99.

A Christmas Story starred the late Darren McGavin as The Old Man and Peter Billingsley as Ralphie who famously pleaded for a Red Ryder BB gun, although everyone assured him he would only shoot his eye out. The film became a holiday favorite years after its theatrical release and is celebrated annually on cable with a daylong marathon.

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