The House From One Of The Most Cherished Films Of All Time Is Up For Sale

The house from A Christmas Story is up for sale, along with the Bumpus House and surrounding homes.

By Britta DeVore | Updated

The holiday season is in full swing with movies like Lindsay Lohan’s Falling for Christmas and the Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds-led Spirited now hitting their respective streamers. Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated productions is the upcoming sequel to A Christmas Story, which will drop this Thursday, November 17 on HBO Max. What’s even better for fans of the franchise is that they now have a chance to relive the beloved story day in and day out as Yahoo! recently reported that several homes from the film, which encompasses a whopping seven lots, are up for sale.

Nestled in the outskirts of Cleveland, Ohio, 3159 W 11th Street brings in tourists by the droves to set their eyes on the iconic homes from A Christmas Story. For an undisclosed amount of money (which we’re guessing is pretty high), the sale includes Ralphie’s house, the Bumpus house, the museum, the gift shop, and a two-family rental property. The homes are preserved in time, a memory of the 1983 movie in which Ralphie was just trying to get his hands on that Red Ryder BB gun. 

Striking while the iron’s hot, real estate agent Chad Whitmer, who works for Hoff & Leigh, the company hired to sell the enormous property, believes that now is the time to push the homes with A Christmas Story Christmas sure to reinvigorate interest in the cult classic story. He said that the current residents are a family who is ready “to move on” but are hoping that the next owners will keep the magic alive by continuing the tradition of making the house a piece of film history for visitors to flock to during their time in Cleveland. The family has owned the property since 2004, and upon purchasing it via eBay, renovated it back to its prior glory, making it a destination for A Christmas Story enthusiasts since late 2006. 

The A Christmas Story House (via Facebook)

In the new feature, audiences will see Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) as an adult returning to his roots at that old home in hopes of bringing Christmas cheer to his kids. Along with Billingsley, fans can expect to see several returning, now grown-up cast members from A Christmas Story. Ian Petrella is back to play Ralphie’s brother, Randy, while Scott Schwartz will reprise his role as Flick, who you may remember as the boy whose tongue was stuck to the frozen pole, with R.D. Robb (Schwartz) and Zack Ward (Scut Farkus) also making a comeback.

Sadly, Melinda Dillon, who played Ralphie’s mother, won’t be returning to the iconic house in the A Christmas Story sequel, however Airplane! star Julie Hagerty is sure to shine as she takes over the role. There will also be Erinn Hayes as Ralphie’s wife Sandy, with River Drosche and Julianna Layne as their children Mark and Julie, respectively. Clay Kaytis, who has helmed films including The Angry Birds Movie and The Christmas Chronicles, will direct. 

While you may not be able to put a down payment on the lot from A Christmas Story, you can relive all the joy through both the original film (which is now streaming on HBO Max) and the anticipated follow-up which lands later this week. And, if you’re looking for even more holiday cheer, HBO Max is proving itself as the place to be for the jolly season, dropping a slew of themed content for its subscribers to enjoy whilst sipping eggnog.