I wanted to title this post "85 days until Christmas" but I was pretty sure the internet might shut down if someone mentioned that holiday in September, of all months ;) While I have gotten a jump on my shopping I am definitely not ready for that just yet. However, I've been meaning to share one more piece of our little trip to northern Ohio. Come to find out just a quick drive from downtown Cleveland was something totally random and different.
The Christmas Story movie house and museum! It was a fun stop and actually very interesting to hear the history of how it came to be. A guy bought the place on Ebay in 2004. Not just any guy- a huge fan of the movie who had started his own business "The Red Rider Leg Lamp Company" which made replicas of the famous prop in the movie! Talk about a super-fan, haha!
|My dad is about to "SHOOT HIS EYE OUT!!!!"|
He spent a ton of money restoring the house to make it look just like the movie and later bought the house across the street to make into a museum- which has actual props and costumes from the movie. Everything is interactive, they encourage you to pick up the props, take photos, etc. Our tour guide told us the owner made back all his money he'd invested within the first month of the house/museum opening. People love a good, cheesy Christmas movie! ;)
We spent a little over an hour seeing this, as it's a quick walk-through- but if you're in the area and/or a fan of the movie it's a fun, unique place to stop in. I always think movie memorabilia is fun and interesting- makes me wonder what other stuff is on display out there around the country that I'd like to go check out?! And now since I've got Christmas on the brain, I gotta' get shopping!