Archive for September, 2010

A CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE GOES GRISWOLD AND LAUNCHES NEW RETAIL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION STARRING CHEVY CHASE

September 20th, 2010 by Ralphie

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CA CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE GOES GRISWOLD AND LAUNCHES NEW RETAIL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION STARRING CHEVY CHASE

CLEVELAND – Sep. 20, 2010- A Christmas Story House announced today it has “Gone Griswold” and launched Christmas Vacation Collectibles, a new e-commerce website at www.ChristmasVacationCollectibles.com dedicated exclusively to collectibles from the holiday classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation starring Chevy Chase.

The new site features an array of collectibles and prop replicas from the movie.  Among the items featured on the site are the ever-popular Marty Moose Mugs that Clark Griswold and Cousin Eddie used to toast their eggnog.  Also available are Marty Moose Mug themed shot glasses and key chain ornaments.

“The idea for the site came from last year’s 20th Anniversary Salute to Christmas Vacation when we A Christmas Story House was decorated Clark Griswold style with thousands of white lights,” said Brian Jones, President and CEO of A Christmas Story House, Inc.  “The Marty Moose Mugs we carried as part of the salute were so popular with fans we decided to carry them and other products permanently on a dedicated site.”

Those looking for apparel will find a variety of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation theme t-shirts and replica Griswold Chicago Blackhawks Jerseys worn by Clark during the movie complete with the name “Griswold” and the numbers “00” across the back.

The site will also soon offer a miniature replica of the Advent House Calendar that was used in the movie to show the passage of time during the Griswold Family Christmas as well as a lighted miniature replica of the Griswold House that Clark decorated with 25,000 lights.

Products on the site are officially licensed through Warner Bros. Consumer Products and the National Hockey League with many of the products being exclusive to the site.

The order fulfillment center for Christmas Vacation Collectibles will be co-located with A Christmas Story Online Gift Shop in North Olmsted, Ohio. (www.AChristmasStoryGiftShop.com)

A Christmas Story House & Museum is located just five minutes from downtown Cleveland, Ohio 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. For more information or for directions, visit www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com or call 216-298-4919.

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CONTACT:
Angela Dickerson
216-255-6651
adickerson@achristmasstoryhouse.com

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A CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE GETS ONE LEG UP ACQUIRES COMPETITOR

September 20th, 2010 by Ralphie

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CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE GETS ONE LEG UP ACQUIRES COMPETITOR


CLEVELAND – Sep. 20, 2010 – A Christmas Story House, Inc. recently acquired the One Leg Up Leg Lamp Company, a leading independent Leg Lamp retailer and manufacturer. Included in the acquisition are the One Leg Up website, all assets and inventory as well as the exclusive right to retail Limited Edition Signature Series Leg Lamps.

The combined company will operate under the A Christmas Story House name and be based out of A Christmas Story House’s Cleveland, Ohio headquarters.

One Leg Up, which was featured in the 20th Anniversary DVD of A Christmas Story, was founded by Joe Egeberg of Daytona Beach and has been retailing and manufacturing Leg Lamps since 1994.  Egeberg is leaving the seasonal leg lamp business to concentrate on his primary business as a broker for Yacht Brokers of Daytona (www.DaytonaYachts.com).

A Christmas Story House will now be the exclusive retailer of Limited Edition Signature Series Leg Lamps which showcase a base plate that is signed by the five kids appearing in A Christmas Story: Ralphie (Peter Billingsley), Randy (Ian Petrella), Flick (Scott Schwartz), Schwartz (R.D. Robb), and Scut Farcus (Zack Ward). All signatures are original and are signed above the engraved name of the actor and the character they played. Each lamp comes with a certificate of authenticity and Major Award certificate.

“Joe Egeberg and I have both shared an affinity for the fun business of being leg lamp salesmen,” said Brian Jones, President and CEO of A Christmas Story House, Inc.  “One Leg Up was the original manufacturer of replica leg lamps and we are happy to have their tradition of originality and excellence become part of A Christmas Story House.”

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. For more information or for directions, visit www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com or call 216-298-4919. A Christmas Story Online Gift carries a wide array of memorabilia and collectibles related to A Christmas Story. For more information, visit www.AChristmasStoryGiftShop.com or call 216-255-6651.

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CONTACT:
Angela Dickerson
216-255-6651
adickerson@achristmasstoryhouse.com

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