August 2009 Newsletter

August 4th, 2009 by Ralphie

Exclusive Dept 56 Items in the Gift Shop
A Christmas Story House Gift Shop will once again carry two exclusive items from Dept 56 which will only be available only in our gift shop. The items are The Perfect Tree and The Santa Float.  Both items are limited quantity re-releases of retired pieces. Both are now available for PRE-ORDER with an expected ship date in early October and will be the first orders to ship once the items are in stock.  .
Department 56 The Perfect Tree Department 56 The Santa Float

Dept 56 New 2009 Building and Accessories
A Christmas Story House Logo

In addition to the exclusive pieces A Christmas Story House Gift Shop will carry this year’s new building and accessories.  New for this year are Police Station, Police Car and Policeman and Boys. These three items are inspired by the police who arrived to help Flick get un-stuck from the flag pole.

We are currently offering a $10 discount through our giftshop on the “Police Trio” when you PRE-ORDER all three at the same time.  All three police items are also available individually for PRE-ORDER. All items have an expected ship date in early October and will be the first orders to ship once the items are in stock.

Decoder Pins and Hallmark Ornaments are in Stock
Decoder PinRalphie’s Decoder Pin is back in stock in the gift shop. This brass decoder pin works just like the 1940 Speed-O-Matic. You can create your own secret society and send coded messages to your friends. Both halves of the decoder swivel to allow you to set the decoder to any number-letter combination.

Also in stock are this year’s Hallmark Ornaments.  “What a Lamp” features the Old Man’s Leg Lamp and Ralphie’s Pink Nightmare showcases Ralphie on the stairs in his pink bunny suit from Aunt Clara.

hallmark leg lamp ornament

hallmark leg lamp ornament

Christmas in July Photos
A Christmas in July Deranged Easter BunnyPhotos from our Christmas in July celebration are now posted to achristmasstoryhouse.com

It was a fun event that included a visit by Patty Johnson, the Evil Elf from A Christmas Story.  A Deranged Easter Bunny also stopped by to hand out balloons to kids.  The celebration even involved an appearance on the Christmas in July special of That’s Life with Robin Swoboda.

A good time was had by all.  Thank You to everyone that joined

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