Christmas Story House and Museum

Are you a fan of the holiday movie A Christmas Story?

Did you know that it was filmed in Cleveland, Ohio?

The Christmas Story House and Museum (Tremont) that A Christmas Story was filmed in resides in the city of Cleveland, Ohio in the Tremont neighborhood.  The house is open for tours year-round, and there is also A Christmas Story House Museum and gift shop adjacent to the house, which features original props, costumes, and memorabilia from the film, as well as hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes photos. Among the props and costumes are the toys from the Higbee’s window, Randy’s snowsuit, and zeppelin, the chalkboard from Miss Shields’ classroom and the family car.

A Christmas Story was filmed and released in 1983 and has become a cult classic with a large following of fans and collectors of the movie memorabilia.  If you are not familiar with A Christmas Story, the movie takes place in 1940′s Indiana, where nine-year-old Ralphie longs for the ideal Christmas gift, a 200-Shot, Range-Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time.” But when gruff dad and doting mom, and even a stressed-out Santa quote the usual BB gun warning, “You’ll shoot your eye out!” Ralphie mounts a full-scale, hint dropping campaign that is a sly combination of innocence and calculation. The movie is not only about Christmas and BB guns, but also about childhood and semi-dysfunctional family life.

One of the most famous pieces of movie memorabilia from A Christmas Story, is the Leg Lamp.  The movie actually had two leg lamp props that were used while the filming went on and both were broken.  However, replicas of the famous Leg Lamp can be purchased in several sizes to decorate your home or office. Read more about the famous Leg Lamp here.

For more information about touring A Christmas Story House and Museum call (216) 298-4919.

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