April 2010 Newsletter

Randy Comes Home for the Summer
Randy Mom's Little PigguA Christmas Story House will have a special guest this summer.  Actor Ian Petrella who played Ralphie’s little brother Randy, will live in A Christmas Story House and serve as its tour guide.  Ian’s “home coming” will be during the months of July and August.  Ian will serve as a special tour guide recounting his first hand experiences at the House during the film of the movie.  If you don’t see him when you first enter the House look in his favorite hiding place under the sink.

Ian Petrella (Randy) back under the sink at A Christmas Story House.
Randy Returns to A Christmas Story House

New Arrivals in the Gift Shop

Fleece Blanket
A Christmas Story Fleece Blanket
A Christmas Story House Gift Shop has added a few new items.  We now carry fleece blankets and Snuggies in both Adult and Youth sizes. The red and green patterned fleece blanket and Snuggies capture three classic scenes from the movie: the leg lamp, the pink nightmare bunny suit and the Oh Fudge incident.  We have also addedtwo new head knockers depicting the Old Man with his Major Award and Ralphie with his prized bb gun. These two compliment the previously available leg lamp head knocker.
Head Knockers
A Christmas Story Head Knockers

A Christmas Story Convention 2010

A Christmas Story Convnetion

A Christmas Story Convention 2010 will be held the Friday & Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, November 26 & 27, 2010.  A current schedule of events is posted on our website AChristmasStoryHouse.com. The convention will feature appearances by seven original cast members (Randy, Flick, Scut Farkus, Grover Dill, Miss Shields, and the two evil elves), a bb gun range in the back yard of the house, rides on the original fire truck from the movie, special movie screening with live actor commentary, a downtown tree lighting ceremony and much more.

The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel is the site for most of the convention events. For A Christmas Story fans coming from outside downtown Cleveland the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel will be offering all-inclusive accommodations packages.  These packages should be available starting some time this month

Going forward A Christmas Story Convention will take place every other year.  After the 2010 Convention the next one will be held in 2012.

Click here for more information on the convention.

The Musical Announces 2010 Location
A Christmas Story The Musical LogoA Christmas Story The Musical!, which premiered at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre in 2009, will next play Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre from November 30 – December 19, 2010.

A Christmas Story The Musical! played as a pre-Broadway engagement and enjoyed an extended run in Kansas City.  The Kansas City production was the most successful engagement in the history of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre grossing over $900,000 in ticket sales. The producers will continue developing the production at the 5th Avenue Theatre this year with the goal of taking the production to Broadway in 2011.

Help Us Get the Word Out!

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