October 2008 Newsletter

A Christmas Story 25th Anniversary Celebration & Convention is next month (Nov. 28 & 29) in Cleveland.  Half of the Extravaganza Packages at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel have been sold.  We recommend reserving a room if you plan on attending the convention.
The 25th Anniversary Celebration & Convention will include a preview of A Christmas Story The Musical.  That is right!  Everyone’s favorite movie is being made into a Broadway musical.  Be among the first to find out all the details.
Peter Billingsley (Ralphie) will be making his directorial debut this month when shooting for Couples Retreat begins.  The movie is a collaboration with his long-time friends Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn.
Our gift shop has started an affiliate program that will allow website owners and blogs to earn commissions on sales they refer to our site.  The program is free to join and lets you earn commissions from web content about your favorite movie.

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Renaissance Hotel A Christmas Story Extravaganza Package

A Christmas Story House LogoExperience everything surrounding the holiday classic A Christmas Story on its 25th anniversary, in the city where it was filmed.  The movie, the house, the leg lamp, the cast, Higbee’s Department Store, Winterfest tree lighting and fire works and so much more.
A Christmas Story Extravaganza Package is available Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 28-30) with deluxe accommodations, complimentary self-parking, welcome amenity featuring items from the film and two all-inclusive Ralphie Passes for the covention.
Hotel Guests with Ralphie Passes will receive:
 · Admission to A Christmas Story House & Museum
 · Admission to the convention to meet original actors
 · Admission to the premiere of Shooting Your Eye Out
 · Transportation to A Christmas Story House on the Ralphie Express (Saturday only)
 · Ride on the fire truck from the movie
 · Priority Seating at ClarkWORLD premiere screening
 · Admission to special Speakers Series & A Christmas Story The Musical preview
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For further details about this year’s convention, visit  www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/index.php/convention

A Christmas Story The MUSICAL!!!

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 That is right! Everyone’s favorite movie is being made into a Broadway musical!


A Christmas Story The Musical will have its first preview at the A Christmas Story 25th Anniversary Celebration & Convention.  Be the first to find out the production details, be introduced to the, and hear a reading from the script by producer Gerald Goehring and several members of the creative team.


Help make A Christmas Story House the #1 Museum in Cleveland

Vote for A Christmas Story House at Fox 8 ClevelandA Christmas Story House and Museum is still in the running for Best Museum in Cleveland but we need more votes to win.  Please vote for A Christmas Story House and Museum on Cleveland’s Fox 8 News “Hot List” of places in Cleveland.  We need your help to repeat as the #1 Museum in Cleveland.  Simply follow the link below to vote for A Christmas Story House and Museum as your favorite museum.  
Click here to vote for A Christmas Story House as your favorite museum.

To everyone that has already voted for us: THANK YOU!


Affiliates program for gift shop now open


A Christmas Story House LogoA Christmas Story House Gift Shop has just opened an affiliate program for web site owners of all sizes. If you own a website, blog or other online forum we want to pay you to refer new customers to our site. We will provide graphics, images and text links, which you can post on your site. When a visitor clicks-through and makes a purchase on A Christmas Story House Gift Shop, we’ll pay you a 10% commission based on the net shipped sale.  It’s that simple. You will receive your commissions each quarter (minimums apply), and you can track your earnings daily. 
 Some highlights of the program include:
  • Enrollment is FREE. There is no cost to become an affiliate.
  • A 10% commission on all sales referred by our affiliates.
  • Web-based software for real-time reporting of your earnings.
  • Referral checks sent to you each quarter (if you meet the minimum).
  • Access to graphics, images and links that you can place on your site. 

Click here for more information or to sign up. 

Ralphie makes his directorial debut with “Couples Retreat”

A Christmas Story House LogoPeter Billingsley, who played Ralphie in A Christmas Story and is fresh off his executvie producing role in the blockbuster Iron Man will make his first major directorial debut with a new big-screen comedy called Couples Retreat.  Billingsley’s long-time friend and project collaborator, Jon Favreau wrote the script and will be starring with their other good friend, Vince Vaughn, who is the movie’s producer.  The movie also star Jason Bateman and Faizon Love. Since that “defining” role in 1983, Billingsley has gone on to produce most of Favreau’s films and work as a second-unit director. He is now making his directorial debut after directing a short titled The Sacred Fire from 1994.
Couples Retreat follows four couples who go to a tropical island resort. While one couple is there to work on their marriage, the others are there to play, but they all soon discover that participation in the resort’s couples therapy is not optional. The idea for the film was originally devised by Vince Vaughn before being handed off to Jon Favreau to script.  Production is expected to begin in late October in Bora Bora and Los Angeles.
Billingsley has collaborated with Vaughn on “Four Christmases” and “The Break-Up,” and with Favreau on “Iron Man,” “Elf” and “Dinner for Five.” Billingsley also worked with both Favreau and Vaughn on their 2001 film “Made.”

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