The movie "a christmas story" starring Peter Billingsley as Ralphie
Parker was filmed in Cleavland Ohio in 1983*. Apparently, the actual
house where the movie was filmed has since been turned into a museum as a tribute to this traditional Christmas time classic.
According to news-register.com, A Bethlehem Ohio resident by the name
of Patty Caldwell contacted the owner of the home (Brian Jones) after
noting the carpet in her home looked strikingly similar to the one
which was featured in the movie. Mr. Jones was very interested to know
of the carpet, as the home had been undergoing restoration to be fit
and true to the original movie.
Seen to the Right: a Photograph of the carpet as seen in the movie "A Christmas Story"
Below: a photograph of the rug as donated to the "Christmas Story Museum"
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We're not sure what type of carpet is seen in the actual movie,
however, we've been in contact with Patty Caldwell who donated the rug, and she has verified that it is a true hand knotted 1950's Kerman, or a wool machine made karastan 1000 Series. More specifically, a karastan Kirman (Kerman Design) #1003 with an allover pattern.
And of course, the infamous "Leg Lamp" as seen in the movie: