The Most Famous Christmas Movie House Is Now For Sale

The Parker house from 1983's A Christmas Story is up for sale, along with a couple of other connected properties.

By Michileen Martin | Published

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The Parker home in A Christmas Story (1983)

Have you ever wanted to own the window that once showcased the “major award” given to Old Man Parker (Darren McGavin) in 1983’s A Christmas Story? Well, now’s your chance. On the eve of the sequel‘s release, The family home from one of the most iconic Christmas movies of all time is on the market.

As reported by MovieWeb, the Parker house has been put up for sale along with the A Christmas Story Museum across the street, and the nearby Bumpus house. Fans of the Christmas movie will no doubt remember Parker’s next door neighbors owned more dogs than Old Man Parker owned spare fuses, and toward the end of the film the beasts fall on the Parker’s Christmas turkey like starving lions on a fat zebra. Parker was often heard screaming “Bumpusses!” unintelligibly.

While the house has gone up for sale, it isn’t the first time the home from A Christmas Story has been open to visitors. Fans of the Christmas movie have been able to visit the house and even book overnight stays. The A Christmas Story Museum across the way is open as well, complete with props from the 1983 film and a gift shop.

In only a couple of days, one of the most beloved Christmas movies in the world will get a sequel. A Christmas Story Christmas is set to release on HBO Max this Thursday, November 17 joining other streaming holiday fare like the upcoming The Santa Clauses and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Peter Billingsley will reprise his role as Ralphie Parker, and many of his old classmates will return as well. Actors like Scott Schwartz (Flick), R.D. Robb (Schwartz), and Yano Anaya (Grover) will return as older versions of Ralphie’s childhood acquaintances.

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Scott Schwartz, Peter Billingsley, and R.D. Robb in A Christmas Story Christmas (2022)

In fact, it won’t just be his childhood friends that will return. Fans of the Christmas movie will no doubt remember the bully Scut Farkus played by Zack Ward. Ward will return for A Christmas Story Christmas; this time as Officer Scut Farkus.

A Christmas Story was released in 1983 and at first it did well, but not great. Over the years, its popularity steadily grew to unbelievable heights, with channels like TBS and TNT hosting 24 hour marathons of the Christmas movie on the holiday. Lines of dialogue like “you’ll poke your eye out” and “I triple dog dare you” have become universally understood catch phrases.

The sequel to the Christmas movie finds Ralphie returning to his hometown after the passing of his father to give his family a good Christmas. Julie Hagerty (Airplane!) was cast as Ralphie’s mother while Erin Hayes (Bill & Ted Face the Music) stars as his wife Sandy. The film is directed by Clay Kaytis (The Christmas Chronicles) from a story by Klaytis, Billingsley, and Nick Schenck (Gran Torino).