Are you a fan of A Christmas Story? Have you ever dreamed of staying a Ralphie Parker’s house? (you already can, y’know) How about next door at the Bumpus house? Well, that one is about to happen! And to celebrate, owners of A Christmas Story House & Museum are holding a sweepstakes to give away a night at their newest acquisition, the Bumpus house.
Warner Bros.’ “A Christmas Story,” first released in theaters in 1983, has been a Christmas season tradition on television since 1997, with 24-hour marathons of the movie broadcast in the U.S. on TBS and/or TNT on Christmas Eve into Christmas Day.
Many of the outdoor scenes in the film, including the Parkers’ house, were filmed in Cleveland. In 2004, the house, located on 3159 W. 11th Street, was put up for sale on, of all places, eBay. Here’s the original eBay ad (photos via A Christmas Story House):
The winners of the auction, and current owners of the house, which was renovated and turned a museum and, later on, a place to stay overnight, are now renovating the house next door (3153 W. 11th Street, just to the left of Ralphie’s house) into the Parkers’ neighbors’ house, owned by the Bumpus family in the movie. The Bumpuses, said to be hillbillies, were never seen in the film, but their “578 smelly hound dogs” harassed Ralphie’s dad, “The Old Man,” on several occasions.
Anyway, the Bumpus House will have 3 suites available for overnight stays of 2 nights or more, starting on October 1, 2018. To celebrate, A Christmas Story House is holding a sweepstakes for one lucky fan to test out the house on the evening of Saturday, September 29th. Here’s what they have to say on Facebook:
Note that the contest ends on Thursday, July 26 at 11:59pm EST. So if you’re interested in entering, do it SOON! Just click here! Good luck!
*Feature photo via Instagram / A Christmas Story House
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