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In Cleveland, 'A Christmas Story' Still Holds Allure

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In Cleveland, 'A Christmas Story' Still Holds Allure

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In Cleveland, 'A Christmas Story' Still Holds Allure

In Cleveland, 'A Christmas Story' Still Holds Allure

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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.