August 2008 Newsletter

A preview of the much anticipated 25th Anniversary DVD of A Christmas Story has been released.  The DVD is packaged in a collectors tin and along with numerous bonus features also includes a cookbook of recipes inspired from the movie.  So that everyone can cook up a nice meal for their favorite “little piggy”
Preparation for the 25th Anniversary Celebration and convention is in full swing.  The convention will be capped off with the premiere ClarkWORLD.
In order to allow fans to share thier A Christmas Story experience we have set up a fan submission section on our website.  We have have already had some really nice submissions.  Please feel free to share yours.


Ultimate Collector’s DVD
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A Christmas Story Ultimate Collector’s Edition DVD

A Christmas Story House LogoA Christmas Story Ultimate Collector’s Edition DVD will be realeased on November 4, 2008 by Warner Home Video to commemorate the film’s 25th Anniversary. The release includes a Two-Disc DVD, five collectible cookie cutters in iconic Christmas Story shapes; a 48-page cook book filled with recipes inspired by the film; photos and quotes and a custom-designed chef’s apron. All will be festively packaged in a collectible retro holiday cookie tin.  


ClarkWORLD to Premiere During 25th Anniversary Convention 



A Christmas Story House LogoClarkWORLD”  the documentary about A Christmas Story Director, the late Bob Clark will have a special premiere screening during the “A Christmas Story” 25th year Anniversary Celebration and Convention on Nov. 29th, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel. The proceeds from tickets and a special fundraising raffle will go to MADD in Cleveland.  The movie features many of the people that worked closely with Bob Clark over the years including Kim Cattrall, Denise Richards, Jon Voight, Scott Baio, Peter Billingsley (Ralphie Parker), Dom DeLuise, and many others!  Click here to find out more about ClarkWORLD.
For those of us who have been fans of the movie for years, I’m sure the excitement must be building in anticipation of the “A Christmas Story” 25th Anniversary Celebration & Convention.  2008 marks the 25th anniversary of everyone’s favorite holiday film. A Christmas Story House & Museum is planning its fourth annual event to mark the occasion.
The 25th Anniversary Celebration & Convention will feature appearances by seven original cast members, the premiere of two documentaries about the movie, rides in the original movie fire truck, a BB gun range in the back yard of A Christmas Story House, special exhibits of original props used in the movie, and a speakers series featuring members of the cast and original production crew.
The celebration will take place Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 28-30) at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel and coincide with Cleveland’s Winterfest. The  Renaissance Cleveland Hotel is offering an all inclusive package deal from $169 for convention attendees.  Click here for reservations. 
For fans located in the Toronto area who wish to attend the events, a tour bus is being arranged to make the trip to Cleveland. Further details to come.
For further details about this year’s convention, visit 


Fan Submissions – Share your experience

A Christmas Story House LogoA special section of has been established to allow fans to share their A Christmas Story experiences.  Here is the latest fan submission:  Donna of Elves by Donna sent this picture of her husband, John.  This is John with 2 elves handmade by Donna and his A Christmas Story DVD.  Donna gave John the trip to the 2007 convention as a birthday present and now they want to go every year! And another picture of John at the convention feeling up the leg lamp.


A Christmas Story House & Museum is open year-round on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Tours of the house run every 30 minutes. Regular admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children (ages 7-12) and free for children ages 6 and under. For more information, visit or call 216-298-4919.

Steve Siedlecki, Executive Director
A Christmas Story House


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