Visit Ralphie’s Real House From “A Christmas Story”

Starting at 8:00 PM on Christmas Eve, TBS begins its annual 24-hour marathon of the 1983 holiday movie, “A Christmas Story.” While I doubt anyone really likes this movie enough to want/need to consume it on a straight 24 hour loop, some may enjoy the opportunity to visit the replica home and relive their favorite movie moments.

1. The house used in the exterior scenes was purchased by a private developer, Brian Jones, in 2004 and has been renovated and restored to appear as it did on the inside and outside in the movie.

Even though the movie was set in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, The 19th-century Victorian house is actually located in Cleveland, Ohio.

The exact address is:
3159 W 11th St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44109

2. In December 2004, Jones, a fan of the film since childhood, bought the house on eBay for $150,000.

3. Jones used money from his business, The Red Rider Leg Lamp Company, which manufactures replicas of the “major award” Ralphie’s Old Man won in the film, for the down payment

4. So plan your next family vacation to Cleveland because the house is open Year-Round.

5. Inside you will find all of the rooms from the movie

Such as the Parker Family living room.

6. Complete with photos of ‘The Old Man’ and Mrs. Parker

8. The house is entirely interactive

So if you want to sit under the sink like Randy did? You can!

(This is actually a photo of Ian Petrella, the actor who played Randy in A Christmas Story).

9. How about holding a replica Red Rider BB Gun? You can do that too!

Photo of Brian Jones, the super fan developer who renovated the house.

10. Or sit on Ralphie and Randy’s beds like these kids did

11. You can hold the blue bowling ball like this guy did

12. The cast from the movie reunited in the house and took a photo with the leg lamp

I mean, come on, “It’s a Major Award!”

13. People have even gotten married here.

Which is admittedly a little weird, but who cares, the fact remains that ANYTHING GOES IN THIS HOUSE.

14. Across the street, there’s even more to see.

Directly across from the house is the official A Christmas Story House Museum, which displays original props and costumes.

15. Among the props and costumes are the toys from the Higbee’s window, Randy’s snowsuit, the chalkboard from Miss Shields’ classroom and the family car.

16. The house to the left of the museum is a gift shop where you can buy movie memorabilia.

Such as the Bunny Suit Pajamas from Aunt Clara

Price: $99.99

17. Flick’s Hat

Current Sale Price: $34.99

18. Randy’s Hat

Current Sale Price: $29.99

19. This Creepy Elf Hat

Current Sale Price: $19.99

20. An Official Daisy Red Ryder Range Model 1938 Air Rifle BB Gun

Price: $64.98

You can purchase everything online.

Just don’t, ya know, shoot your eye out or anything.

21. Watch A Christmas Story House Featured on NBC Nightly News

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