And after the shopping mall raids and the frantic skirmish to bake and wrap and decorate; after the relentless barrage of Christmas music and the bombardment of huge expectations, the occasion is expected to culminate in a moment of reflection on our abundant peace, joy and love. Or . . . perhaps the crowning moment of your family Christmas is more akin to Clark Griswold's famous rant from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation:
Clark: "Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here! We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye! And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse!"
Does that bring back Christmas memories? Is your heart aglow with nostalgic memories of Christmases past? Or, at least, nostalgic memories of past Christmas movies?
Perhaps the folks at A Christmas Story House Gift Shop can help. They offer wild and wacky gifts plucked from famous Christmas movies. On their on-line shop, you can purchase such novelty items as the Griswold's eggnog Moose Mugs or the infamous Leg Lamp from The Christmas Story.
Yes, you can actually buy the leg lamp. And did you fall in love with Ralphie's pink bunny pyjamas? They can be yours (or your favorite nephew's) for only $59.99.
Among their assortment of gift ideas, you will find Randy's stocking cap, The Evil Elf's Hat, & Lifebuoy Soap. Yes...they even sell the soap.