In Cleveland, 'A Christmas Story' Still Holds Allure

Cleveland has hitched a good part of its seasonal tourism success to A Christmas Story, a 25-year-old movie filmed in part in Cleveland, that has developed a near-cult following.

People pack the A Christmas Story House museum on weekends, buy fishnet stocking lamps and quote lines from the movie — and not just "You'll shoot your eye out."

At least two restaurants bill themselves as Official A Christmas Story House Chinese Restaurants, the Cleveland Playhouse sells out repeat performances of the play version of the movie and the Renaissance hotel sells a package that includes a goodie bag of Lifebuoy soap and Ovaltine.

M.L Schultze of member station WKSU reports.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: