Adam 12

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We’ve all watched A Christmas Story countless times over the years. And we all know the legend of the leg lamp. But why a leg lamp? Where did it come from?


Yes, Ralphie’s dad wins the lamp as a consolation prize in a newspaper sweepstakes. But why is the prize a seemingly random leg-shaped lamp? Midway to Main Street on YouTube explains: it’s early-twentieth-century swag from a soda company. See which one and get the history behind it here.