Archive for November, 2010

My Village Pictures

November 29th, 2010 by Ralphie

My friend found your website while looking for a Christmas Story piece. I haven’t been able to get off the site since. I thought I would submit the pictures of my village.

Jaron Elkins

A Christmas Story Dept 56

A Christmas Story Dept 56

A Christmas Story Dept 56

A Christmas Story Dept 56

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Leg Lamp Cookie Cutter!

November 22nd, 2010 by Ralphie

I just ordered your Leg lamp cookie cutter and the whole set!  I LOVE it.  Thanks so much.  Wanted to send you a picture of the finished product.  Thanks for having such a great store!

Gina Woelfel

Leg Lamp Cookie Cutter A Christmas Story


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‘A Christmas Story’ actors, including Ian ‘Randy’ Petrella, to be part of Cleveland convention

November 19th, 2010 by Ralphie

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by Julie Washington, The Plain Dealer

Many Hollywood actors keep their fans at arm’s length. Not Ian Petrella, who played little brother Randy Parker in the classic movie “A Christmas Story.” Petrella, 36, has been living in A Christmas Story House in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood since June, and plans to stay through the holidays, shaking hands, sharing stories and admiring the leg lamp in the front window.

He and other actors from the movie will be special guests at the “A Christmas Story”Convention held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel and A Christmas Story House and Museum Friday through Sunday, Nov. 28.
“Helping to keep this movie alive is why I came back,” Petrella said.

Many Hollywood actors keep their fans at arm’s length. Not Ian Petrella, who played little brother Randy Parker in the classic movie “A Christmas Story.” Petrella, 36, has been living in A Christmas Story House in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood since June, and plans to stay through the holidays, shaking hands, sharing stories and admiring the leg lamp in the front window.

He and other actors from the movie will be special guests at the “A Christmas Story”Convention held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel and A Christmas Story House and Museum Friday through Sunday, Nov. 28.
“Helping to keep this movie alive is why I came back,” Petrella said.

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A Major Award – Tattoo

November 15th, 2010 by Ralphie

I got this tattooed on my calve in the spring, and have been waiting for Christmas to roll around ever since. The best part is that my sister designed this, and did the work on me. It was awesome because we are both big fans of the movie, and she was just as excited to tattoo it as I was to get it. This is MY major award.     — MacKeigan

Leg Lamp Major Award Tattoo

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Halloween Leg Lamp Costume

November 2nd, 2010 by Ralphie

Leg Lamp Dress and Crate Costumes are available in our gift shop along with Ralphie bunny suits.

Click here to buy one of these great Halloween or Christmas Party costumes!

A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Dress CostumeLeg Lamp Costume A Christmas StoryRalphie Bunny Suit Costume A Christmas Story Halloween

Click here to buy one of these great Halloween or Christmas Party costumes!

Here is an early home made version of the leg lamp costume:

I was really excited about putting this Halloween costume together! I was lucky and found the lamp shade at Salvation Army for only $6. I just had to add that wonderful fringe. People loved it!  “Fragile” really tied everything together!

Megan Maher

Halloween Leg Lamp Costume

Leg Lamp Halloween Costume

Halloween Leg Lamp Ourfit

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A CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE & MUSEUM HOSTS A CHRISTMAS STORY CONVENTION IN CLEVELAND

November 1st, 2010 by Ralphie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE & MUSEUM HOSTS
A CHRISTMAS STORY CONVENTION IN CLEVELAND

“A Christmas Story” Convention to take place Nov. 26-27

CLEVELAND – Nov 1, 2010 – A Christmas Story House & Museum presents “A Christmas Story” Convention on Nov. 26-27 (Thanksgiving weekend) in Cleveland. The event features a reunion of actors from the movie and numerous other events related to the movie.

“A Christmas Story” Convention will bring “A Christmas Story” fans (known as Ralphies) to Cleveland where many exterior scenes of the movie were filmed. Cleveland is also the location of A Christmas Story House, the home featured in the film that was restored to its original movie appearance and opened to visitors Thanksgiving weekend four years ago. In addition to the Parker family home, guests can tour the museum to see original movie props and costumes, including Randy’s “I-can’t-get-my-arms-down” snowsuit, and visit the gift shop to take home their own major award (a leg lamp) and other movie-related items.

The majority of convention events will take place at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Other activities, like taking your best shot at the BB gun range (weather permitting) and rides on the original fire truck from the movie (weather permitting), will occur at A Christmas Story House. The celebration and convention coincides with Winterfest, an annual festival that kicks off the holiday season in Cleveland.

Highlights of this year’s convention include:
· Appearances by seven of the original cast members, including Ian Petrella (Randy), Scott Schwartz (Flick), Tedde Moore (Miss Shields), Zack Ward (Scut Farkus), Yano Anaya (Grover Dill), Patty Johnson (Head Elf) and Drew Hocevar (Male Elf)
· An after party cocktail reception with the cast members
· A live commentary as the movie plays about the production of A Christmas Story by actor Ian Petrella (Randy)
· The feature of a documentary: “The Untold ‘Christmas Story’” about the making of the movie and the phenomenon it has become
· Character look-a-like parade were fans dress up as their favorite “A Christmas Story” character to win a “Major Award” prize
· Rides in the original fire truck used in the movie from Flick’s famous tongue-on-the-flagpole scene with proceeds benefiting the Chippawa Volunteer Fire Department of Niagara Falls, Ontario, which owns and maintains the fire truck

“A Christmas Story” premiered around Thanksgiving of 1983. It 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.

For more information on “A Christmas Story” Convention,” including a schedule of events, hotel packages and convention tickets, visit www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com.

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. From Nov. 24 through Dec. 31, the house is also open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours of the house run every 30 minutes. Regular admission tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 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.

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

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Halloween Costume

November 1st, 2010 by Ralphie

Leg Lamp Dress and Crate Costumes are available in our gift shop along with Ralphie bunny suits.

Click here to buy one of these great Halloween or Christmas Party costumes!

A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Dress CostumeLeg Lamp Costume A Christmas StoryRalphie Bunny Suit Costume A Christmas Story Halloween

Click here to buy one of these great Halloween or Christmas Party costumes!

Here is an early home made version of the leg lamp costume:

It was great.  I just walked around and said I’m a major award!

Nicole Mysliwiec

Christmas Story Leg Lamp Costume

Christmas Story Leg Lamp Costume

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Bunny & Leg Lamp Costume

November 1st, 2010 by Ralphie

Leg Lamp Dress and Crate Costumes are available in our gift shop along with Ralphie bunny suits.

Click here to buy one of these great Halloween or Christmas Party costumes!

A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Dress CostumeLeg Lamp Costume A Christmas StoryRalphie Bunny Suit Costume A Christmas Story Halloween

Click here to buy one of these great Halloween or Christmas Party costumes!

Here is an early home made version of the leg lamp costume:

I’m sure you get tons of these each Halloween, but I can’t help but brag. I bought the bunny costume from your website shop, and it was worth every penny. My wife had to be more creative, using an actual lamp shade, and actual lights to create her costume.

Landon

Leg Lamp Costume and Bunny Suit Pajamas

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