I love Ralphy. We have known him for many years, ever since our own son was little more than a toddler. Each Christmas, at his mother's request, we have watched Ralphy painfully and reluctantly put on his aunt's gift on Christmas morning, the bunny suit she made for him. It has become our traditional Christmas movie.
A few weeks ago who do you think I saw hanging up in the Hallmark store with the rest of the ornaments? Ralphy! I didn't hesitate and when I left he was heading home with me. I left the leg lamp ornament. Just like Ralphy's mom, it just wasn't my 'cup of tea'.
The movie was made in 1983 but is set in the 1940's and revolves around a young boy and his family who live in a small Indiana town. One of my favorite actors Darren McGavin plays Old Man Parker, Ralphy's Dad (you've got to love that lamp scene) and Mrs. Dillon was played beautifully by Melinda Dillon. Ralphy, my little pal, was played by Peter Billingsley.
I found this video on YouTube which shows the bunny scene.
Don't go Ralphy, hang around for a while, at least until after Christmas.