A Christmas Story Actors might buy Ralphie’s house

The home that was used for Ralphie’s house and has since become a tourist attraction was recently put up for sale.

The famous house in Cleveland that was used for the Parker family home in A Christmas story is currently for sale, and as it turns out, it might be available for purchase by some of the cast of the holiday classic. Released in 1983 by director Bob Clark, A Christmas story has long been considered one of the greatest holiday movies of all time. It is so revered that fans travel from all over the world to visit “Ralphie’s house” in Ohio, where the movie was shot, which even offers overnight stays to guests for the complete experience.

However, this week it was revealed that the house is for sale, although it was not specified exactly how much it would be. The listing comes with much more than just the Parker house, as it also includes the nearby Christmas story museum, another house used for the Bumpus home and other nearby lots acquired by the current owner at various times. This is all to say that the price is unlikely to be cheap, especially with the potential to continue to make the house function as a popular tourist attraction.


Per TMZ, former child actor Yano Anaya says he’s teamed up with some of the other cast members in A Christmas story to possibly purchase the property. Anaya, who plays young Grover Dill in the film, did not specify exactly which other actors he has spoken to about the potential sale. However, he says he would see fit for cast members from the film to become its owners four decades later.

“It only makes sense to let the cast run the show,” he said.

One reason Anaya says he’s trying to keep ownership of the property within the franchise’s family is because there’s a growing concern about what might happen to it. It is always possible that the land may be acquired by someone who is not a fan A Christmas story, possibly leading to a remodel or even a demolition of the iconic house. The hope is that the house will continue to be open to the public after the sale is completed, whoever ends up being the new owner.

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A Christmas story Christmas can re-popularize the tourist attraction

A Christmas Story Christmas

HBO Max is getting ready for the premiere of A Christmas Story Christmas, which serves as a legacy sequel to the original 1983 film. Peter Billingsley even returns as a grown-up Ralphie Parker in the film. Regardless of how the film performs with fans, there’s a good chance it will bring some renewed attention to the original film. That in turn could bring more fan interest to the Parker house in Cleveland, suggesting there could be a lot of money to be made moving forward for whoever becomes the buyer.

According to the realtor, Chad Whitmer, he expects the property to sell for at least eight figures. He claims to have already received hundreds of potential buyers corresponding with him about a possible sale. Whitmer will likely use the newfound attention on the original film as a bargaining chip for the final price.

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