Nothing Says 'A Christmas Story' Like Ohio Butter

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The Ohio State Fair unveiled their annual, and for some reason infamous, butter cow sculptures in Columbus on Tuesday.  The 2018 butter display will "honor" the 35th Anniversary of the iconic film, "A Christmas Story."  

Sculptors use over one ton of butter to recreate some of the more famous scenes from the movie including Ralphie's bunny suit, a Christmas tree adorned in real lights (which, I hope won't melt the butter), and even the classic leg lamp.  The butter cow was even triple-dog-dared to lick the light pole.

Organizers say the buttery scene took 400 hours to sculpt inside a 36-foot cooler set to 46-degrees.

As you may recall, "A Christmas Story" was shot in Ohio in the early 1980s, and Ralphie's fictional home still may be found in the historic Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland.  

Jean Sheperd, the writer and storyteller behind "A Christmas Story," actually worked for several radio stations around the Toledo area that are now part of the iHeartRadio family.

The Ohio State Fair starts August 5 in Columbus.

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