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A Chippendale Christmas Story

December 22nd, 2009 by Ralphie

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A special guest has moved into the house on West 11th Street that was made famous by the movie “A Christmas Story.”

“You can’t explain it. It’s a surreal moment right now,” said Billy Jeffrey.

Billy is a self-proclaimed obsessed fan of the 1983 movie who spent $4,200 in an online auction for a few nights in the Cleveland landmark.

“I get now to re-live ‘A Christmas Story’ for the next 48 hours and I’m pretty excited about that,” said Jeffrey.

This is the first time in Cleveland for the Chippendales dancer who usually spends his time on stage as a member of the all-male revue in Las Vegas.

“Everybody knows ‘A Christmas Story’ house. Everybody knows Chippendales. Put ‘em together, and here we are!”

The money from Billy’s experience helps educate northeast Ohioans through the Cleveland Scholarship Program.

“That it goes to the charity and it stays right here in Cleveland, it’s great,” said Jeffrey. “To be able to give back to a city that I’ve never been to, but I’ve been here now a couple days and I’m falling in love with, is a good feeling.”

This is the second time this fundraiser has been held at the “A Christmas Story” house. You can find out more about the house which is open year-round, by going to http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/.

The official Web site for Billy Jeffrey is http://www.billyjeffrey.com/.

Fox 8 News Cleveland

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Reality TV star Billy Jeffrey spends $4,000 for holiday stay in Christmas Story House

December 22nd, 2009 by Ralphie

By Julie Washington, The Plain Dealer
December 22, 2009, 2:09PM

Billy Jeffrey Chippendale A Christmas Story House

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Billy Jeffrey paid more than $4,000 in an eBay auction to dress up in a bunny suit at The Christmas Story House.

But he also gained something priceless — a Christmas experience with his sister and brother-in-law, whom he wouldn’t have seen if not for his winning bid.

Jeffrey — a Lewiston, Idaho, businessman, reality television star and Chippendales performer — spent two nights this week living like Ralphie in the Tremont house used for exterior shots in the 1983 movie “A Christmas Story.”

Jeffrey, his sister Rachel Pierce and brother-in-law Sennett Pierce shot BB guns in the back yard, set a leg lamp in the window and crawled under the sink just like the kids in the movie.

Jeffrey even washed his mouth with Lifebuoy soap, the same way that little Ralphie is punished for cursing in the movie. How did it taste? Absolutely awful, Jeffrey reported.

The Christmas cult classic film stars Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker, a young boy determined to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.

Jeffrey, who declined to give his age, bid $4,200 in an online charity auction to benefit the Cleveland Scholarship Programs, which promotes educational awareness.

About 50 bidders entered the auction, said A Christmas Story House executive director Steve Siedlecki. The House, 3159 West 11th St., is open Wednesday and Christmas Eve but closed Christmas Day.

Jeffrey entered a similar Christmas Story House auction last year but was so busy working at a vitamin store he runs that the auction ended before he could increase his bid. “I was pretty bummed,” he said.

When this year’s auction was announced, he noticed that the Cleveland visit was scheduled to take place before Christmas. He knew that the Pierces, who work at a St. Louis hospital, could not take time off on Christmas. But Rachel Pierce, who loves “A Christmas Story,” too, said she and her husband could meet him in Cleveland if he won.

When the auction ticked down to close about 10 days ago, Jeffrey was touring Germany with the Chippendales exotic dance troupe. He clutched his BlackBerry and let out a whoop when he saw the words, “auction ended — you won!”

“All the guys were pumped. They all wanted to go,” he said. “I told them I needed to pick family.”

Jeffrey and the Pierces flew in Sunday night and took advantage of their free night at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Their other prizes include a Chinese turkey dinner, a guest appearance on WGAR FM/99.5′s Lanigan and Malone morning show and tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Jeffrey has been a “Christmas Story” fan since the first time he saw the movie as a boy in Idaho. He was a cast member on Fox’s “The Sexiest Bachelor in America” and the ABC reality TV series “True Beauty.”

Jeffrey and his family spent Monday night watching a DVD of “A Christmas Story,” then slept in the Christmas Story House. Wednesday called for Jeffrey posing for pictures on the staircase in that bunny suit.

The best part of the whole experience? Getting to spend it with family, he said.

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Dancer pays $4K to stay in ‘Christmas Story’ house

December 22nd, 2009 by Ralphie

CLEVELAND — A reality TV star gets to spend a couple of nights living like Ralphie in the house used for the movie “A Christmas Story.”

The experience is a “major award” for Billy Jeffrey, who says he’s obsessed with the 1983 film. He bid $4,200 in an online charity auction and was scheduled to make his sleepovers Monday and Tuesday nights.

The house in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood is now a tourist attraction.

The Christmas cult classic film stars Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker, a young boy determined to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.

High bidder Jeffrey was a cast member on the ABC reality TV series “True Beauty” last winter and has toured as a Chippendales exotic dancer. He said Monday it was his first visit to Cleveland.

On the Net:

http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/

The Associated Press.

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Chippendale dancer wins eBay Charity Auction to stay at “A Christmas Story” House

December 18th, 2009 by Ralphie

WHO: Chippendale’s dancer Billy Jeffrey is this year’s winner of a VIP Overnight Experience at the house where the Christmas classic “A Christmas Story” was filmed. Jeffrey, who has loved the movie since it first debuted in 1983, actually bid on the opportunity last year, but lost. This time around he was able to beat out 53 other bidders to win this one of a kind stay at A Christmas Story House & Museum located in Cleveland, Ohio.

“This is by-far my favorite Christmas movie,” says Jeffrey. “I have the leg lamp and I get tons of compliments on it each year when I put it out!” Jeffrey, who will bring along his younger sister and her husband, is excited to re-live all of the classic scenes from his favorite movie in the actual house. In addition, they plan on making this visit their Christmas celebration because work schedules have them apart over the holiday.

All of the proceeds from this ten-day eBay auction, which started at $1.00 and ended with a winning bid of $4,200, are going to the Cleveland Scholarship Programs (CSP). The CSP helps families, children and adults in the Northeast Ohio region return to college by providing access to postsecondary education through scholarships and academic advising. During the 2008-2009 school year the CSP assisted 19,763 students through their advisory services.

WHAT: The winning bidder received:

· 1 Day, 1 Night stay for four (4) in a suite at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

· 2 Day, 2 Night accommodations for four (4) at A Christmas Story House

· Chinese Turkey dinner for four (4)

· Dinner for four (4) at John Q’s Steakhouse

· Guest Appearance on the Lanigan and Malone Show

· Admission for four (4) to “Holly”wood Christmas Movieland

· Admission for four (4) to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

· Admission for four (4) to The Cleveland Bontanical Garden

· $200 shopping spree in A Christmas Story House Gift Shop

WHEN: Please contact Jodi O’Neill or Jill Wallenstein to schedule media interviews. Billy Jeffrey will be in   town from Sunday, December 21st – Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009.

WHERE: Interviews to take place at A Christmas Story House & Museum 3159 W 11th Street Cleveland, OH 44109

CONTACT: Jodi O’Neill

Landau Public Relations

216.912.2855

joneill@landaupr.com

Jill Wallenstein

Landau Public Relations

216.912.2847

jwallenstein@landaupr.com

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Take a role in the Christmas Story House

December 6th, 2009 by Ralphie

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CLEVELAND — Even when it’s closed, they come, lured by “the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window.”

Up the front steps they bound, cameras in hand, giggling. Then they stop on the porch, transfixed, before the familiar-looking window.

There it is!

Their holy grail.

The Major Award!

THE LEG LAMP!

If your reaction is, “Huh?” then you must be one of the three people in the world who have never seen “A Christmas Story.” The 1983 movie has become a cult classic to the point that the TBS cable channel every Christmas broadcasts it continuously for 24 hours.

Of course, if you’ve seen the movie as many times as I and millions of others have, you know that the film’s main character is Ralphie, the 9-year-old who spends the movie plotting how to get an “official Red Ryder, Carbine Action, Two-Hundred Shot Range Model Air Rifle” for Christmas. And you know that Ralphie, his mom and dad, and brother Randy live in Hammond, Ind. And that Ralphie’s dad won the Leg Lamp, a large, gaudy, mesh-stockinged gam topped with a tassled shade, in a newspaper contest.

So, why are all these people going gaga over this house built in 1895 in Cleveland?

Because it’s the Christmas Story House, the house the movie’s creators chose when they were scouting for the 1940s feel they wanted, according to Steve Siedlecki, executive director for the house and accompanying museum.

Truth be told, though, most of the movie was shot on a soundstage in California that was built to mimic much of this house’s interior. Exterior shots of the house and back yard, location of the famous Black Bart shootout, were done here, though fake snow had to be brought in because of a scarcity of the natural stuff the year of filming. And scenes such as the tongue-frozen-to-the-pole and tire-changing were filmed in Canada.

But walk into this house, sit down on the couch, and you’ll feel as if you’re in the movie. Tucked away in a corner is the shipping box, labeled Fragile — “That must be Italian,” said Ralphie’s dad — that held the Leg Lamp.

Check out the upstairs bathroom and, of course, you’ll find a bar of Lifebuoy soap, just like Ralphie had to chomp on after uttering the dreaded f-word.

Californian Brian Jones bought the house, which had been “modernized” and was a rental duplex, in December 2005 after it was listed on eBay, and by the time he was done putting it back into a state that moviegoers would recognize, he had more than $400,000 into the project, according to Siedlecki. It opened Thanksgiving weekend 2006, and in August of this year it surpassed the 100,000 mark for attendance (which doesn’t take into account the hundreds of people who stop by during off-hours to peek through the front windows.

When the house first opened, it had plenty of “Don’t Touch” signs, Siedlecki said. But those signs have come down. “We encourage people to do what they want to re-enact the movie,” Siedlecki noted.

So, if you want to hide under the sink like Randy and have your photo taken, do it.

Just don’t be like Ralphie’s mom and break the Leg Lamp.

If you go Getting thereA Christmas Story House & Museum is at 3159 W. 11th St. in Cleveland, about 345 miles from Chicago via Interstate Highway 90. Get directions on the Web site (below), and don’t think you’re lost when you find yourself driving through a nondescript neighborhood.

VisitingThe house is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Until Dec. 31, it’s also open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and until 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. It’s closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Tours run every half-hour, with the last tour at 4:30, and if you miss the guided tour, you can do a self-guided tour. Tickets must be purchased prior to the last tour at the gift shop. 216-298-4919; achristmasstoryhouse.com

In the vicinity On your way to or from A Christmas Story House, make a stop at the West Side Market, at West 25th and Lorain streets. The market has been operating since 1840 and is filled with tons of produce, spices and more sausages and other meat than you ever knew existed. Open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 216-664-3387; westsidemarket.org

And, don’t miss the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum downtown, whose big exhibit until spring is “From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen.” The hall is open 363 days a year from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and until 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. 216-781-7625; rockhall.com

– Phil Marty, Special to Tribune Newspapers

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Charity Auction 2009

December 1st, 2009 by Ralphie

Spend 2 Nights in A Christmas Story House Reliving the Movie!!!

A CHRISTMAS STORY EXPERIENCE CHARITY AUCTION!

WIN A CHANCE TO LIVE OUT A HOLIDAY FANTASY
IN A CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE!

100% OF THE AUCTION BENEFITS THE CLEVELAND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS!


A Christmas Story House Charity Auction

WHO:
Bid on a chance to win a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend Christmas reliving your favorite  moments from the cult classic, A Christmas Story, at the original Christmas Story House & Museum in Cleveland, OH. One lucky winner and three friends will experience A Christmas Story like never before. All your favorite moments are up for grabs in this auction. From leg lamps to BB Guns, to bunny suits and a Chinese Turkey dinner, celebrate A Christmas Story for a holiday to remember while giving to a great cause.

A Christmas Story experience charity auction benefits the Cleveland Scholarships Program. The Cleveland Scholarships Program is Northeast Ohio’s only regional resource promoting educational awareness and opportunity to enrich our community and prepare the workforce of tomorrow. The Cleveland Scholarships Program has a vital role in transforming Northeast Ohio from a manufacturing-based to a knowledge-based economy.

WHAT:
- One (1) Day, One (1) Night stay for four (4) in a suite provided by the Renaissance Hotel
- Chinese Turkey Dinner for four (4)
- Steak Dinner for four (4) provided by John Q’s Steakhouse
- Two (2) Day, Two (2) Night stay (Dec 21-23) accommodations for 4 at A Christmas Story House
- $200 shopping spree in A Christmas Story House Gift Shop

– Guest appearance on the Lanigan and Maline Show

– Admission for four (4) to “Holly”wood Christmas Movieland

– Admission for four (4) to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

– Admission for four (4) to The Cleveland Botanical Garden


WHEN: Now! The Charity Auction runs December 1st to 11th at Noon EST.

WHERE: Place your bids at www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/index.php/ebay-auction

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WIN A CHANCE TO LIVE OUT A HOLIDAY FANTASY

December 1st, 2009 by Ralphie

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WIN A CHANCE TO LIVE OUT A HOLIDAY FANTASY

A Christmas Story Experience Charity Auction

A Christmas Story House & Museum

Cleveland Scholarships Programs

http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/index.php/ebay-auction/

WHO:

“A Tribute to the Original, Traditional, One-Hundred-Percent, Red-Blooded, Two-Fisted, All-American Christmas…” is now yours for the bidding. A Christmas Story House & Museum (www.achristmasstoryhouse.com), in partnership with Jimmy Malone of Cleveland’s “Lanigan and Malone Show” on Majic 105.7, invite the winning bidder and three guests to spend two days reliving their favorite moments from the cult classic A Christmas Story at the original A Christmas Story House in Cleveland, Ohio! This special once in-a-lifetime experience is being offered exclusively through this auction, with all proceeds from the charity auction going to the Cleveland Scholarship Programs.

The Cleveland Scholarship is Northeast Ohio’s only regional resource promoting educational awareness and opportunity to enrich our community and prepare the workforce of tomorrow. Cleveland Scholarship Programs has a vital role in transforming Northeast Ohio from a manufacturing-based to a knowledge-based economy.

WHAT:

1 Day, 1 Night stay for four (4) in a suite at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

2 Day, 2 Night accommodations for four (4) at A Christmas Story House

Chinese Turkey dinner for four (4)

Dinner for four (4) at John Q’s Steakhouse

Guest Appearance on the Lanigan and Malone Show

Admission for four (4) to “Holly”wood Christmas Movieland

Admission for four (4) to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Admission for four (4) to the Cleveland Botanical Garden

$200 shopping spree in A Christmas Story House Gift Shop

WHEN:

Charity auction begins: Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Charity auction ends: Friday, December 11th, 2009

Winners visit runs: Sunday, December 20th – Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

WHERE:

Place your bids at http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/index.php/ebay-auction/

CONTACTS:

Jill Wallenstein
Landau Public Relations
216.912.2847
jwallenstein@landaupr.com
http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com

Christine Jindra
Cleveland
Scholarship Fund
>216.241.5587 ext. 127
216.870.8577 (cell)
cjindra@cspohio.org
www.cspohio.org

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Win a Trip to A Christmas Story House

November 4th, 2009 by Ralphie

Win a Trip to A Christmas Story House!!!

GRISWOLD CONTEST!
Christmas Vacation 20th Anniversary Salute!

Show us your Clark Griswold approach to Christmas for a chance to win a trip to A Christmas Story House & Museum as the guest of honor and official illuminator of 25,000 twinkle lights on A Christmas Story House.



A Christmas Story House Griswold Contest Vacation



WHAT:

This season, two holiday classics will collide: A Christmas Story House & Museum will “go Griswold” and bedeck in 25,000 twinkle lights to celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Starting November 1 through November 13, 2009, contestants can email photos or a YouTube video link of a home that they have decorated in true Griswold fashion along with a description, in 200 words or less, of how they feel they reflect the spirit of Clark Griswold at Christmas. One lucky winner (and a guest) will win the opportunity to come to A Christmas Story House & Museum in Cleveland, Ohio to officially plug-in the lights on Saturday, November 21, 2009.  The lights will remain on the house throughout the Christmas season.

Photos will be displayed on our website so that people can see the Clark Griswold-inspired decorating that goes on around the country! The winner will be announced the week of November 16, 2009.

We promise we won’t staple the winner’s shirt to the house, or ask them to check every bulb!

PRIZE:


WHO: All who aspire to keep the Griswold spirit alive should enter!

WHEN: The Griswold Contest runs November 1st to 13th.  The lighting ceremony will take place November 21st.

WHERE:    For entry and official rules visit: www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/index.php/griswold-contest


Christmas Vacation Moose Mugs now available for pre-order!!!
Moose Mugs Christmas Vacation To commemorate the 20th anniversary of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation A Christmas Story House gift shop is carrying replica moose mugs, just like the ones that Clark and Cousin Eddie toasted.  The perfect Christmas party item or gift for that special “cousin” in your life.

Moose Mug

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Do You “Go Griswold” when Decorating for the Holidays?

November 1st, 2009 by Ralphie

You Could Win a Chance to

Plug-in 25,000 Twinkle Lights at A Christmas Story House & Museum

Send a photo of your Clark Griswold-like decorating skills, and win a trip to light the home used in filming A Christmas Story, celebrating two Christmas classics at once.

CLEVELAND (October 26, 2009) – “Is your house on fire, Clark?“ “No, Aunt Bethany, those are Christmas lights.”

Everyone knows someone like Clark Griswold, the goofy-but-lovable dad, played by Chevy Chase, in the 1989 movie, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Clark’s mission to create a memorable family Christmas, which included stapling his home with 25,000 twinkle lights, became a pop-culture symbol for the friend, family member or neighbor who decorates in over-the-top Clark Griswold fashion each year.

This holiday season marks the 20th anniversary of the quirky Christmas classic and to commemorate, the actual house used in the filming of another favorite holiday movie, A Christmas Story, will be decorated with 25,000 twinkle lights. The person who most represents the Clark Griswold approach to Christmas can win a chance to ceremoniously plug-in the lights. Brian Jones, owner of the Cleveland-located A Christmas Story House & Museum (www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com), said, “It’s classics like Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story that everyone loves most, because it reminds them of the less-than-perfect, but still endearing, people in their lives who will do anything to make the holidays special for those they love.” He added, “In this spirit, we want to celebrate the people out there who strive each year to go big for the love of the holiday season.”

The Griswold Contest

From now until November 13, 2009, contestants can email photos or a YouTube video link of a home that they have decorated in true Griswold fashion to griswoldcontest@achristmasstoryhouse.com along with a description, in 200 words or less, of how they feel they reflect the spirit of Clark Griswold at Christmas. One lucky winner will win the opportunity to come to A Christmas Story House & Museum in Cleveland to officially plug-in the lights on Saturday, November 21, 2009. Included for the winner and a guest are: $1000 in travel expense; a 2-night stay at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel; an exclusive, guided tour of the Museum, by owner Brian Jones including a close-up look at the items in a special “Ralphie and Randy” collection; and dinner at the Pearl of the Orient while in town. The winner will also receive a “major award” leg lamp, a set of moose mugs and $200 shopping spree in the gift shop. Photos will be displayed on www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com so that people can see the Clark Griswold-inspired decorating that goes on around the country! The winner will be announced the week of November 16, 2009. (For official rules, go to www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com/index.php/Griswold-Contest.)

“We promise we won’t staple the winner’s shirt to the house, or ask them to check every bulb!” Brian joked.

About A Christmas Story House & Museum

A Christmas Story House & Museum, located in Cleveland, Ohio’s Tremont neighborhood, is the original Parker family home from the 1983 holiday film in which Ralphie pleads for a Red Ryder BB Gun although everyone assures him he will only shoot his eye out. Visitors to the house take a nostalgic journey through the sights and scenes of the film, including visiting memorable spots such as the backyard where Ralphie battled Black Bart, under the sink where little brother Randy hid because “Daddy’s gonna kill Ralphie!”, and the bathroom where Ralphie’s decoder ring helps him to decipher, “Be sure to drink your Ovaltine.” Of course, the front window is graced with “the soft glow of electric sex” from the Old Man’s leg lamp, which he called a “major award.” In addition, the museum contains hundreds of photographs and original props, including the “I can’t put my arms down” snowsuit.

The house was purchased in 2004 by 33-year-old San Diego native Brian Jones, a fan of the movie and founder of www.RedRiderLegLamps.com. Jones saw the house listed on eBay, made an offer of $150,000, spent $240,000 to renovate the outside and make the inside match the movie’s sound stage, and opened it as a tourist destination Thanksgiving weekend 2006. Since that time, A Christmas Story House and Museum has hosted more than 100,000 visitors from all over the world. To further celebrate Christmas Vacation’s 20-year milestone, the gift shop is offering Moose Mugs just like the ones Clark and Cousin Eddie used to toast eggnog.

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A Christmas Story starred the late Darren McGavin as The Old Man and Peter Billingsley as Ralphie who famously pleaded for a Red Ryder BB gun, although everyone assured him he would only shoot his eye out. The film became a holiday favorite years after its theatrical release and is celebrated annually on cable with a daylong marathon.

A Christmas Story House & Museum is located just five minutes from downtown Cleveland at 3159 W. 11th St. in the Tremont neighborhood. It 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 tickets are $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children (ages 7 to 12) and free for children ages 6 and under. For more information or for directions, visit www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com or call 216-298-4919.

CONTACT:

Jodi O’Neill
216-912-2855 or
joneill@landaupr.com

Jill Doherty
216-912-2847 or
jdoherty@landaupr.com

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September 2009 Newsletter

August 27th, 2009 by Ralphie

Help Shine A Light on A Christmas Story House!!!

Shine A Light

Please support A Christmas Story House and Museum by endorsing our nomination as a inspiring small business in the Shine A Light business sweepstakes.  We are proud to accept the nomination from a long time customer and friend, Melody Spangler.  You can read and endorse Melody’s nomination at shinealight.ivillage.com

The “Shine A Light,” campaign calls for people across the country to nominate and vote for their favorite small businesses that has distinguished itself through innovation, made a contribution to its community, or proven its merit through exceptional customer service.

The winning business will receive $100,000 in grant and marketing support from American Express and will be featured on MSNBC’s small business show, “Your Business.” And the people who nominate the three finalists will receive $3,000 AmEx gift cards.

Click here to endorse our nomination. We appreciate your support.

The 100,000th Visitor!!!
A Christmas Story House Image

A Christmas Story House and Museum welcomed its 100,000th visitor this Thursday.  Lee Stanton from Brunswick, Maine was the lucky visitor.  He made a special detour just to visit the House while traveling with his mom on their way to Kentucky.  As our 100,000th visitor Lee received a ” Major Award!” Leg Lamp and commemorative over-sized ticket with the number 100,000 on it, framed in a shadow box with an original piece of the House enclosed.   Since opening less than three years ago A Christmas Story House has performed 3 weddings and welcomed visitors from all fifty states and countries around the world.

Ralphie Cast for A Christmas Story The Musical.
Ralphie in The MusicalCongratulations to Zachary Carter Sayle of Hoover, Alabama has been cast as Ralphie for A Christmas Story The Musical.

Sayle — fresh off a national tour of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” – has been cast as Ralphie, the narrator and young star of the Christmas tale, at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre,. Before “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” Sayle starred as Ralphie in CenterStage Productions’ version of “A Christmas Story” in Birmingham. Sayle’s mother, Pam, runs Alabama Dance Academy in Hoover.

Zachary Carter Sayle

Deluxe Leg Lamps back in stock.
Deluxe Leg LampDeluxe Leg Lamps are back in stock.

The beautiful 50-inch Deluxe Leg Lamp is a near perfect replica of the leg lamp featured in A Christmas Story.  All of the quirky features are present in this leg lamp including the butt cheek, the chubby thigh and the knobby knee.  It also show cases a fringed gallery shade, a sexy thigh high fishnet stocking, and an elegant stiletto heel. This is our tallest model of leg lamp and the most accurate in style and size to A Christmas Story leg lamp.

We have also recently added a new packing option: the leg wooden crate.  This new crate option ships just the lamp in a wooden crate while shipping the shade in a separate box.  Its a nice upgrade from the cardboard box and an economical alternative to the full size crate.

Click here for more information or to place an order.

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