December 22nd, 2009 by Ralphie
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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