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Local Man Buys Home from the Film “A Christmas Story”

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Aired 4/19/09

Tom Fudge: If you’re a fan of Christmas Movies you know about the comedy called A Christmas Story. It’s the story of Ralphie, a kid growing up in the 1940s in the industrial Midwest. He yearns for Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. Yet everyone tells him he can’t have one because he’ll put an eye out.

San Diegan Brian Jones may be the world’s biggest fan of A Christmas Story. He has made a business of manufacturing the Leg Lamp, seen in the movie. And recently he bought the house, in Cleveland, that was used in the movie. And he’s turned it into a tourist attraction. 

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  • Brian Jones, owner and operator of "A Christmas Story House."

More About the Christmas Story House

A Christmas Story House is open year-round. It is located at 3159 W. 11th St. in Cleveland. Tickets to the house are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Hours of operation are Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.  Starting January 16, the house will be closed Monday through Wednesday.

For more information, visit www.achristmasstoryhouse.com or call 216-298-4919.

The movie will air several times on Christmas Eve and Christmas on TBS. Check local listings for show times.

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